|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1910|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 2011|
Lois Whitaker Taylor Dayton, 101, completed her earthly mission on April 7, 2011 in Cokeville, Wyoming. She is experiencing a joyous reunion with her beloved husband Reed, son David, parents, and other family members.
She was born January 11, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the oldest child of J. Marlow and Ida Whitaker Taylor and a great-granddaughter of John Taylor, third President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
When she was two years old, the family moved to Cokeville, Wyoming, where her father became a rancher. She grew up in a loving family with two sisters and two brothers. They were always active in the LDS Church.
The Taylor family loved music which was an integral part of their lives and influenced subsequent generations. Lois graduated from Cokeville High School, attended USAC (now USU).
When her missionary, S. Reed Dayton, returned home, they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 24, 1931. Lois and Reed shared seventy happy years together before his death in 2001. They are the parents of two daughters and six sons. Their children and spouses are: Elder L. Tom and Barbara Perry, Sharon and Janel Dayton, Robert and Carol Petersen, Lynn and Margaret Dayton, Lyman and Elizabeth Dayton, Mark and Eve Dayton, Merril and Susan (deceased) Dayton, and David (deceased) and Cynthia Dayton. They are the grandparents of forty-nine grandchildren, 136 great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews.
Lois was a faithful Latter-Day Saint and served in many capacities. She was a ward organist for forty-five years and served in each of the auxiliaries. She was a supportive wife to her husband who was a bishop for twenty-three years and a stake president for fourteen years.
A highlight of their life was presiding over the Nevada Las Vegas Mission from 1978-1981. She loved her missionaries and her missionary work continued the rest of her life.
In 2006, she was honored by the Worldwide Organization for Women for her "Influence for Good in the Family." Later, she was honored in Cokeville with the Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing her service and dedication to the community.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in the Cokeville Ward Chapel. Friends and family may call at the Church on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Interment at Cokeville Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from April 13 to April 14, 2011.
John Marlow Taylor (1885 - 1977)
Ida Taylor Whitaker Taylor (1887 - 1980)
S Reed Dayton (1908 - 2001)
David Taylor Dayton (1950 - 1991)*
Lois Whitaker Taylor Dayton (1910 - 2011)
George Whitaker Taylor (1915 - 2007)*
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Apr 13, 2011
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