November 15, 1927 - May 6, 2015
Nancy Taylor Stewart, a delightful woman who loved life and lived it to the fullest, passed away on May 6, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Born November 15, 1927 to Arthur Dixon Taylor and Maurine Goodridge Taylor in Provo, Nan grew up in a home filled with love, and surrounded by dozens of beloved aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A “Tomboy” from an early age, Nan pitched for many boys’ baseball teams in her youth and was a gifted athlete and adventurer throughout her life. After attending Provo City public schools, Nan graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Physical Education, then taught PE at Payson Jr. High School for two years. As a beautiful young woman with spunk and a great sense of fun, Nan’s heart was finally won by George Keith Stewart. They were married in the Manti Utah Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on June 26, 1952. Nan relished skiing, playing golf and tennis, and bowling. She also loved to walk, and hiked Mount Timpanogos to its summit over 25 times, often with a group of youth beside her. Extremely patient, Nan delighted in teaching young people both athletic and life skills, and in instilling her belief that “You never know what you can do, until you try.” As a Young Women’s Camp Counselor, Guide Patrol Leader, and Nursery Worker for many years in the Mormon Church, Nan continued to use her gifts to bless and strengthen the lives of youth. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life, she believed in the importance of service. Nan volunteered at Utah Valley Hospital and served as an election judge for many years. Additionally, she assisted with the 2002 Olympic Games and was a founding member of the Tamaris Literary Club. Very patriotic, Nan had a passion for the United States of America and for the Republican Party. Nan and Keith lived for over 50 years in the home they built on Oakcrest Lane, overlooking the Provo Temple. They loved their neighborhood family. Nan and Keith are the parents of 3 sons and a daughter: Brent (Karen Gardner) of Provo, Utah; Kim, who passed away in October of 2012, of Omak, Washington; Jan (Kevin Schindler) of Woodland Hills, Utah; and Jon (Lisa Monney) of Springville, Utah. They have 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, who loved Nan’s “devotion to her family” and her dedication to being their “greatest fan”. Nan was predeceased by her parents; her eldest sister, Elayne Taylor Fisher; her only brother, Kent Goodridge Taylor; her son, Kim; and her parents-in-law, George Earl and Atha Leisle Murdock Stewart. She is survived by her husband, 3 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her youngest sister, Dixie Taylor Frampton. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Oak Hills 6th Ward Chapel, 1960 North 1500 East, Provo, Utah. Friends may call from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at www.bergmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nan’s name, to LDS Humanitarian Aid at ldsphilanthropies.org.
Nancy Taylor Stewart, a delightful woman who loved life and lived it to the fullest, passed away on May 6, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Born November 15, 1927 to Arthur Dixon Taylor and Maurine Goodridge Taylor in Provo, Nan grew up in a home filled... View Obituary & Service Information
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