PRICE/PARKER, Colo. - Deborah Jill Crouse Taylor, 51, our loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and sister was called to her heavenly home on Aug. 29, 2010 while visiting at her mother's home.
She was born in Price on March 3, 1959 to Wayne and Ina Curtis Crouse.
Deborah's first priority in life was her two children, Dainah and Michael. As a long time single mom her dedication for the care and well being of her kids was of the utmost importance. She would sacrifice her own needs for her children's without batting an eye. Deb had many wonderful memories of her children and one of her proudest moments was when her son Michael decided to attend college at the age of 23.
She loved her parents and had great admiration for her father. Deborah enjoyed her weekly telephone visits with her mom. She made many a trip over the Rockies from Colorado to Utah to spend time with her mother as well.
During her school years she was involved in Allstate Choir and Carbon Acapela Choir, dance team (Carbon Dyno Dynamics), drill team, pep-club, Carbon Madrigals, FHA, was a Girls League officer, and was of course immensely popular at Carbon County High School, in Price.
She took great pride her in work as a dental hygienist. She operated at the highest professional level and expected the same from all those who worked around her, including her bosses. Deb enjoyed the challenge of her work and during the past five years, of her 26 year career, she especially enjoyed practicing in the field of periodontics, which required a new and higher level of skill.
From childhood Deborah was an animal lover and had a big heart for all of God's creatures, especially dogs. Over the years her dogs were Tip, Andy, Zoe, Max, Mitch and most recently her adopted German Schnauzer, Otto. All these dogs were more than just pets; these animals she treated almost like her own children.
Deb loved green. Green shoes, green clothes, green purses, and chairs! She even had a green cell phone and the next item on this list was to buy a new laptop, in green if anyway possible.
She was a fan of classic movies especially those from the 40's and 50's and had a mental library of historical information about these flicks and all the famous actors involved. Hiking was also hobby, and she looked forward to the times her and Mike would go bowling. Recently quilting became one of her new passions and through that made several new friends. She was also a veracious reader.
Deborah accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 2004 while living in Salt Lake City. She was dedicated to her faith through the many tribulations life brought her way. She looked forward to spending eternity safe in the arms of Jesus.
Several years ago her relationship with her first husband Neal was healed. They regularly talked on the phone and texted each other about their kids and other life issues. Others could tell they respected each other and were happy to be friends.
Through the years she lived in Utah, Michigan, Oklahoma, Iowa, and in 2005 she and Mike moved to Littleton, Colo., where she attended and loved Ken Caryl Baptist Church.
On April 3, 2007, Deborah received some of the most exciting news of her life; the birth of her granddaughter Izabela. Deborah relished any opportunity to see her Sweat Pea who lived in Indianapolis with mom Dainah and dad Jason. All trips to see her grandbaby were held with great anticipation.
On Saturday, April 21, 2007, she met a guy named Josh at a singles event at the Denver Athletic Club. They exchanged numbers and Deborah said "you be sure to call me!" Josh did. On Aug. 28, 2008, Deborah Crouse and Josh Taylor eloped and were married in Colorado Springs, with Josh's cousin (Pastor Don Widger) performing the ceremony.
Deborah fell in love with Josh's mom, sisters and brothers-in-law. She enjoyed going to the Taylor family farm in Nebraska; not for the bugs and humidity, but for the quietness and solitude.
In Aug. 2009, Deb and Josh moved into their new home in Parker, Colo. This was Deborah's dream home. She was as particular about having a clean home as she was about her patients having clean teeth! Deborah was a meticulous homemaker and was always dreaming of ways to beautify her home.
On Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, Deb, Josh and Michael headed to Utah to visit her mother. Saturday, Aug. 28th was Deb and Josh's second anniversary. They had a great day, with Deb and her mom shopping, and then later the three of them having a fantastic dinner and evening together. Early the following morning Deborah was called to her heavenly home to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Those left behind were devastated, to say the least, though we know she is safe and free of pain in her heavenly home.
Deborah was of course beautiful. She was also very intelligent and highly personable and everyone that met her fell in love with her. She was passionate about all things and wore her emotions on her sleeve. Deborah will be dearly missed by friends, but most of all by her family and husband of two years.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Josh Taylor, Parker, Colo; mother, Ina Crouse, Price; daughter, Dainah (Jason) Craft, Indianapolis, Ind; son, Michael Brockbank, Parker, Colo; brother, Steve (Jennifer) Crouse, Helper; granddaughter, Izabela Grace Craft, Indianapolis, Ind; niece, Morgan Crouse, Helper.
Deb was preceded in death by her father Wayne Crouse who preceded her in death on April 28, 2004.
To God be the Glory for the life we experienced in Deborah Jill Crouse Taylor.
Funeral services will be held, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, 2 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home in Price (233 E. Main St.). Family will receive friends at Mitchell's Saturday one hour prior to service. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily and may share memories of "Deb" at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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