Loreen Wahlquist Taylor (63) was born on December 19, 1958 in Othello, Washington. Loreen passed from this life at home in Mesa, Arizona on October 25, 2022, and through the veil into the loving arms of our Savior, and her parents Colleene and Charles Wahlquist, and all the family that has gone on before. They are enjoying a happy reunion.
Loreen will be dearly missed by her husband of 31 years James R Taylor, and their 2 sons. Their older son is James C. Taylor, his wife is Allison and their 2 Daughters and our Granddaughters Delta June and Annie Loreen. Their younger son is Zachary C Taylor and his wife is Makensey. Loreen will also be missed by her brothers and sisters and their families, Clayton and Kayleen Wahlquilst, Peggy and Larry Stout, Terri and Donald Stratton, Robert and Michelle Wahlquist and Lee and Denise Wahlquist. Loreen will also be greatly missed by her inlaws James L Taylor, June and her sister-in-law Jill, and by many friends and family. Loreen enjoyed her career as a mortgage underwriter and those she worked with there.
Loreen’s favorite thing to do was to go to Delta and Annie’s house to play. She loves her Granddaughters and wished she had more years to spend with them and her other Grandchildren that will surely arrive in the future. She wished to be able to know them and to help them grow up and to be there for them.
Loreen was very creative, talented and could do anything. She enjoyed gardening and being in the yard, quilting, crocheting, knitting, sewing, making jewelry, puzzles, hiking in the desert, camping, bike rides around the neighborhood and just walking the dog around the park. She enjoyed writing poetry and short stories, and was an avid reader. Loreen loved music. She loved to sing and sang in ward choirs her whole life. She played the piano, guitar and ukulele. The boys remember fondly the lullabies that she would sing to them every night when they were young. Sometimes the lullaby would be a Christmas song, or a church hymn, or a song that the choir was working on, or sometimes just a song that she heard on the radio that day.
Loreen and Family are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were sealed in the Provo Utah Temple as an Eternal Family. Loreen served as ward music chairperson, and led the music in Sacrament Meeting for many years. She also led the music in Primary and was the Primary Pianist for years. She also served as Nursery leader, Young Women’s camp director, and many other callings. Loreen served a church mission for a year and a half in the Australia, Adelaide Mission and loved the people and her time there.
Loreen was a loving, patient, hardworking, and all-around Christlike mother. She only ever had good things to say about anyone and lived to lift and help others.
Loreen loved flowers, looking at Christmas lights, and making her yummy caramel popcorn to give away to family and friends at Christmas. She loved her family. She loved our Savior Jesus Christ and his Gospel. She loved the Temple. She loved life. Now concluding a valiant 5-year battle with ovarian cancer she is free from the pains of this life and will be dearly missed.
Funeral services will be Saturday November 5th, 2022, 6655 East Preston Street Mesa, AZ 85215. Family visitation 9 am. Funeral service 10 am. Family interment 12 pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 7900 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85207.
Those wishing to donate towards funeral expenses can do so through Venmo set up for Jim Taylor @jrtaylor115.