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Lydia Taylor

June 19, 1928 — August 10, 2021

Lydia Hermina Taylor passed away peacefully August 10th surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 19th, 1928 in Menlo, WA and graduated from Willapa Valley H.S. In 1946. Married Gordon Walker and had 3 children and worked at Bridges Inn and Safeway in Raymond. Later she divorced, then married Harry Taylor and had two more children. She managed the Raymond Elks and Legion. After her children graduated she spent 12 years going to Alaska doing cannery work in Dutch Harbor, Kodiak, and Dillingham with Harry. She was very proud of her Swiss heritage and went on many trips with the “Jolly Swiss” group and close friend Rosemary Ramsell to Switzerland, Norway, Australia, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, and Portugal. Her five children are Greg Walker of Cascade, Idaho, Gary Walker (deceased), Gayle Walker Russell of South Bend, Washington, Geri Taylor - Julian of Kennewick, Washington, and Gene Taylor of Kingston, Washington. She has 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Special thanks to her dear friend and neighbor, Bobbie Field. A celebration of life will be 2:00 Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Raymond Elks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LP Swiss Society and Pacific County Historical Society. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Lydia Taylor please visit our Sympathy Store.
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