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Obituary for Linda Mae Taylor

Linda Taylor passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born on February 17, 1943 to John and Edna Hoffman. She lived in California for two years before moving to Klamath Falls again in 1951. She moved to Willamina in 1952, but didn’t stay there long either before moving back to Klamath Falls and attended school there until 1953. In 1953, she moved back to Yamhill and remained in Yamhill until 1956, then moved to Richland, Oregon. She stayed there for 1 year before moving to North Powder, Oregon.

As a sophomore at North Powder High School, Linda met “the man”, Larry Taylor, who she would marry three years later. She graduated from high school in North Powder, Oregon in 1961. She lived in North Powder, Oregon until 1966 when they moved to Tigard, Oregon to live with Auntie June and Uncle Jim for awhile, while dad found a job and a place for the family to live.

The family moved to Bradberry Court, which is now where Bridgeport Plaza is located (between the Lake Oswego exit and the Carmen Drive exit) a few months later. The family remained there until moving to Newberg, Oregon in 1968. In July of 1973, the family moved to Yamhill, Oregon.

Linda was predeceased by her husband Larry and a baby brother. Linda is survived by her daughter Laurie Boyce and family of Aurora, Oregon, her son Bobby Taylor of Washington, a sister Sharon Chase of Baker City, Oregon, sister Francis Harkness of Estacada, a brother Johnny Hoffman of Pendleton, Oregon, a brother Chuck Hoffman of Pendleton, Oregon, 3 grandsons, 1 great-granddaughter, 1 great-grandson, and her Uncle Dick Nale of Corvallis, Oregon. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Linda enjoyed camping, gardening, spending time with her family, sewing square dance clothing for her family, and she enjoyed square dancing.

A public viewing will be held on Friday, July 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Macy and Son Funeral Home in McMinnville, and on Saturday morning, July 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Macy and Son.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at noon at the Yamhill Carlton Pioneer Cemetery with a family potluck at the Lower Carlton Park (Wenneberg Park). Chaplain Lora Johnson will be officiating the service.


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viewing

Friday

21

Jul

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

viewing

Saturday

22

Jul

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Graveside

Saturday

22

Jul

Yanhill - Carlton Pioneer Cemetery

PO Box 91
Yamhill, OR 97148

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