Nadine Taylor was born August 24th, 1935 to Charles and Elsie Stewart in Provo, Utah. She remembered her childhood with nothing but fondness and was forever proud to be the daughter of a kind, honest, refrigeration man and a sassy, endearing Icelander. The oldest of four siblings, Nadine always remained close to her sisters Geniel, Deanne, Bonnie, and her brother Chuck.
One day, not long after graduating from Provo High School, Nadine spotted a handsome BYU football player across the street as she was washing windows in her family home. Nadine became inordinately diligent in her window washing until she too caught the eye of the young Clinton Ray Taylor. Nadine and Clint were married in the Salt Lake Temple in March of 1953.
Nadine's life was soon filled with adventure as Clint's career as an Air Force pilot brought the young couple to many interesting places. Among them, Nadine lived in Mississippi, New Mexico, and, most notably, Japan, whose people and culture she deeply admired. In this time of life, Nadine courageously bore seven and reared six children both domestically and abroad, often alone as her husband was absent on active duty.
In the mid 1960s, Nadine and her family moved to their permanent home in Midvale, Utah, where her last child was born. She was an excellent mother who always considered her children to be her greatest treasure. Nadine and her husband believed that fun was a priority and frequently took their kids on road trips and camping trips. Once all her children had married and left home, Nadine decided to begin her next great adventure. Despite being in her mid-fifties, Nadine enrolled in a bachelor's program at Weber State University where she graduated with honors. She was even said to be a favorite amongst her classmates three decades younger.
After receiving her degree, Nadine embarked on a fulfilling career teaching English and History at West Jordan High School. Not surprisingly, she was very popular with her students and known for her humor, her gleefulness, and her unflappable demeanor.
Nadine retired and enjoyed many great years with her beloved husband. Their favorite pastimes included traveling in their RV through the American Southwest, getting together with siblings and siblings-in-law, hosting pool-party barbecues, and counting their rapidly growing number of grandchildren. Nadine was very proud of her grandchildren and loved them fiercely. She possessed the unmatched talent of convincing each grandchild that they were her favorite, and they all wore their secret 'knowing' as a badge of honor. She also possessed the unmatched ability to keep loved ones close. Scores of family and friends will miss meeting at her home Sunday night to enjoy some laughs with a large side-helping of Diet Coke and nachos-a weekly tradition she maintained for nearly three full decades.
There was yet another great gathering in Nadine's home on a snowy afternoon on February 21, 2022. This time, the large reunion of familiar patrons sat by Nadine's bedside and held her hand as she took her last breaths. Her friends and family are deeply saddened but continue to feel Nadine's overwhelming force of love that she emanated unceasingly to all those around her. They are also united in the hope that she has reunited with the young man she saw through that window so many years ago. Her eldest daughter, Terri Powell, also awaits her, as does her son Clinton, who died during birth.
Nadine is preceded in death by Deanne and Fred. She is survived by Geniel, Bonnie and Terry, Chuck and Kellie, her children Rich Powell (Teri's husband), Stewart and Anne Taylor, Brent and Laura Taylor, Lisa and Tom Freeman, Kyra and Neil Morris, Stacy and Jake Buhler, her sweet neighbor Jean Bentley, 29 grandchildren, and 59 great grandchildren. All will miss her delightful chuckle and bright smile. She is the cause of so much love and goodness that will long remain as her legacy on earth.
Funeral at 11:00 AM Friday, February 25th preceded by visitation from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM at 8171 Jackson St., Midvale, UT 84047.
Meeting ID: 703 812 3064