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Helen Jean Taylor
Helen Jean Taylor, 91, of Oconto, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, one day before her 92nd birthday.
Born Sept. 14, 1921 in Oconto to the late Alvin and Hilma (Johnson) Anderson, she was married to Kirby Poynter. He preceded her in death and later she married Walter Taylor, whom also preceded her in death.
She spent the majority of her life in Oregon and worked as a clerk for the Boeing-Hughes Aircraft Co., the couple then owned and operated their own restaurant in Medford, Ore. In later years she enjoyed being the cook at a senior center in Oregon and traveling throughout the United States and Alaska with their fifth wheeler. She also enjoyed television, reading, her dog Buddy and being a Red Hatter.
Survivors include a sister, Ruby Lambrecht, Oconto; three nieces, Donna (Eugene) Staidl, Oconto; Judy (Robert) Steiner, Oconto Falls and Jeanne (Jack) Rysewyk, Green Bay; eight great-nieces and nephews and 10 great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Anderson; a sister Esther Anderson and a nephew William Lambrecht.
Friends may call at The Oconto Gospel Chapel from 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept 19, until time of funeral services at 4:30 p.m. at the Chapel with Rev. Peter Dorn officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at Evergreen Cemetery in Oconto. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto is assisting the family.
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