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Dorothy Jean Taylor

February 21, 1927 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 94)

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Dorothy Jean Taylor passed away December 28, 2021 at the age of 94 years old, at her home in Canon City, Colorado.  Born to mother Oma Wheeler James and father Arthur James.           

Dorothy was born February 21, 1927 in Haxton, Colorado along with twin sister Doris June who did not survive. The family moved to Canon City area in 1939.  She received her schooling in Canon City and graduated from Canon City High School.  She taught school during World War II in the Tallahassee area in a one room schoolhouse where she met her husband, Noah (Bus) Taylor, a local rancher. They were married July 31, 1946, and lived on the ranch for almost 60 years before Bus’ passing in April of 2006.  She moved to Canon City and became an income tax preparer for over 40 years.  She loved her family, the mountains, the Denver Broncos, and going to Cripple Creek.  She also enjoyed traveling and reading lots of books. She loved animals, especially cats and dogs. 

            Dorothy is survived by her brother Harold James, of Texas, and her own children: Judy (Bob) Brosh, her fixer upper, Linda Stuart, her chauffeur and shopping companion, and Buddy (Diane) her tax preparation partner.  Buddy more than filled his dad’s boots as a rancher and cattleman.  Dorothy is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great, granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her brothers Porter James, Claude James, Archie Saunders, Jimmie James ( at age 2 years), and her sisters Ila Green, Vivian Barr, and Beulah James, as well as numerous nephews.

            Dorothy will be laid to rest in the Taylor Ranch Cemetery.  Services will be held at the Harwood Funeral Home, located at 516 N. 10th street in Canon City, Colorado at 10:00am on January 3, 2022. 

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Funeral Service
January 3, 2022

10:00 AM
Harwood Chapel
516 N. 10th Street
Canon City, CO 81212

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