Tahlequah Daily Press

December 9, 2013

Letha A . Taylor


TAHLEQUAH — Funeral services for Letha A . Taylor will be held at the Green Country Funeral Home, on Monday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Dave Collins. Internment will follow at Hungry Mountain Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Letha A Taylor was born in Kingsburg, Calif., on Sept. 13, 1938, to Troy and Bessie Collins. She passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Grace Living Center at the age of 75.

Letha grew up working alongside her parents and siblings in the potato and onion fields, where she eventually met the love of her life, Roy Don Taylor. They married Dec. 24, 1956, in Las Vegas, Nev. and spent 38 wonderful years together, raising their family near Rocky Mountain, before Roy passed away in 1994.

Letha enjoyed teaching, genealogy research, flower gardening, reading, yard sales, and hosting international students in her home. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the age of 57. She believed that productive work was the answer to any problem and that honey and vinegar could cure any illness. Letha loved her grandchildren and especially loved giving them wet “grandma kisses.”

Letha was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, two brothers and one sister. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Timothy Drain, Rodney Kimble, Jason Taylor, Rodger Kimble, William Drain, Shane Taylor, and Michael Hodges.

Letha is survived by one brother, James Collins and wife Forrestene of Poteau; one son, Calvin Taylor and wife Tanya of Tahlequah; daughter, Leeann Drain and husband Rick of Bunch; daughter, Kay Donna Cherry and husband Bob of Red Oak. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.