Naomi Thompson Taylor

Tuesday , March 13, 2018 - 10:00 PM

July I, 1920 ~ March 10, 2018

Naomi Thompson Taylor, 97, passed away March 10, 2018, in Roy, Utah. She was born July 1, 1920, in Saratoga Springs, Utah, the daughter of Harlan Cecil Thompson and Doris Victoria Shearsmith Thompson.

She spent her early years in Garfield, where she went to grade school and junior high, then to Magna, to Cyprus High School. She then attended Brigham Young University where she graduated in 1942. She taught 4th grade in West Jordan until she was married.

She married her college sweetheart, Walter George "Sam" Taylor, on December 8, 1943, in the Houston, Texas Mission Home. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

They made their first home in Dickinson, Texas, until Sam's duties as a Navy pilot, sent him overseas for the duration of World War II.

In 1945, they moved to San Francisco where Sam attended dental school and Naomi returned to teaching, this time at the Washington Irving School in Chinatown. Her students were immigrants fresh from China, and her assignment was to teach them to write and speak English.

She loved teaching these young people, ages 13 to 39, as they were so eager to learn and so respectful.

In 1950, they moved once again as the University of California wanted her husband to head the dental department in Los Alamos New Mexico Medical Center. Here she was able to organize a Gift Shop to raise money for some projects in the hospital. Because there was no organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they had permission to hold meetings in a private home until the Church finally organized a Branch and they met in an Army barracks.

In 1955, they made their final move to Roy, Utah, where her husband practiced dentistry until his death in 1977. Here she was active in the Dental Auxiliary both on a local and state level.

She was always active in the LDS Church, teaching in all of the auxiliaries. She spent her final years of service at the Ogden Family History Center where she served for over 34 years.

This was her favorite calling. She has spent the remainder of her years preparing family names for Temple Ordinance.

Naomi was an elect lady. She inspired and helped many people.

She is survived by a niece in Ft. Collins, Colorado, Vicki Todd Morris; a nephew in Cheyenne, Wyoming, David K. Todd; and six grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and only sibling, Dorothy Thompson Todd.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send donations in her name to the Primary Children's Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 58249, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158-0249.

Service will be held Friday, March 16, 2018, 11 a.m. at Roy 5th Ward Building, 5301 South 2100 West, Roy, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West, Roy, Utah, and 10 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the services at the church.

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