Leona Francis Taylor
March 9, 1926 – February 24, 2022
A Memorial Service for Leona Frances Taylor, 95, of Powers, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday March 5, at the Powers Church of God. Burial will be at Powers Cemetery.
She was born March 9, 1926, in Eldorado, Oklahoma, to Roy Tigert and Lola Mae (Nix) Tigert. She died February 24, 2022 in her home in Powers, OR.
On December 12, 1944, Leona married J.O. Taylor and he was her knight in shining armor. She picked cotton, even pulling her first born son behind her on a gunny sack. In 1953 she, her husband, sons Danny and Ricky and daughter Janice moved to Powers, OR. Her daughter Shirley was born in Oregon.
She cooked many meals for the hay crews, sheep shearers, etc. She picked gallons and gallons of blackberries and made blackberry jelly, jam and scrumptious blackberry cobblers. The kids, grandkids and all their friends loved her chocolate gravy and biscuits. She and J.O. had a beautiful garden and canned many vegetables.
Leona will be remembered by everyone that knew her for her love of the Lord, her witness and loving giving self to her family and friends, her gardening, flowers and faithful daily walks. She preferred the outdoors to indoors. She attended the Powers Church of God and taught Sunday School and led the Ladies Missionary group for years. She attended the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids sports events and was a great supporter. The great-grandchildren all loved their Grandma “NoNo”. (Hard for a little one to say Leona).
She is survived by her daughters, Janice Vigue and husband Dick of North Bend, Shirley Stallard and husband Nicky of Powers, daughters-in-law Becky Taylor of Bandon, and Teena Taylor of Albany, sister Thelma Clark of Oklahoma and brother Richard Tigert of Texas. Grandchildren Ricky Taylor and wife Tawnya, Shawna Taylor, Jason C. Taylor and wife Cindy, Jason D. Taylor, Kenny Rolfe and wife Jill, Heath Godfrey and wife Cami, Teddy Stallard and wife Amy, Timmy Stallard and wife Lindy, Amy Nelson and husband Cody, Michael Taylor and wife Sarah, and Ben Stallard and wife Megan. Great Grandchildren, Seth Taylor and wife Katie, Taylor Ostle and husband Ricky, Wade Tittle, Clayton Stallard, Wyatte Tittle and wife Casee, Jackson Stallard, Austin Stallard and Emalie, Kysa Fishbeck and husband Jacob, Devin Barzee, Candace Hall and husband Jeremy, Kendall Kinyon, Katie Kinyon, Becca Stallard, Jena Taylor, Myla Taylor, Levi Taylor, Addie Stallard, Stella Stallard, Tessa Stallard, Wren Stallard, Brooke Taylor, Lucas Taylor, Mikey Taylor, Alyssa Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Evelyn Taylor, Asher Fulton, Jovie Kohrs, Jaxen Taylor, Elias Taylor and Liam Taylor. Great-Great Grandchildren, Dylan Barzee, Braelyn Stallard, Pera Taylor, Peli Taylor, Paisley Stallard, Oliver Taylor, and Evelyn James Ostle, Ukiah Tittle and Ellenmae Tittle.
She was preceded in death by her father Roy Tigert, mother Lola Tigert, husband J.O. Taylor, sons Dan and Rick Taylor, grandson Dano Taylor, brother Arthur Tigert, sisters Dorothy Tigert and Lue Hammons and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
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