Homer Alaska - Obituaries

Story last updated at 2:28 PM on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Janice Pauline Montague Taylor


Janice Pauline Montague Taylor

March 24, 1928-March 8, 2012

Homer resident, Ms. Janice Pauline Montague Taylor, 83, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer, Alaska. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Janice was born March 24, 1928, in Spokane-Cheney area in Washington. She moved to Alaska in 1995 where she lived in Kasilof and Kenai; she lived in Homer for the past nine years. She grew up in Spokane, Wash., and later moved to Idaho, Utah and Montana before moving to Alaska to be closer to her daughter. In her younger days, she volunteered with the USO and later became involved with the local Welcome Wagon in her community. She worked in retail sales and customer services for many years as well. Janice was a spiritual woman with a true love for life and simple pleasures. She was open-minded and an advocate for civil rights. She loved jazz, reading, flower gardening, dancing, dogs, spotting a local moose, shopping and a good piece of chocolate. Janice was an excellent cook, making everything from scratch. She also canned fruit and made preserves. The family wrote, She was a devoted mother and raised three children including twins Tracey and Diane Taylor and son Stephen Taylor. She said she always wanted to be a mom. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Taylor; her baby daughter and her parents, Harry and Frances Montague.

She is survived by her daughters, Tracey Taylor of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Diane Taylor of Kasilof; son, Stephen Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M., and three grandchildren.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory.