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In Loving Memory of Gwendolyn Sue (Greenwalt) Taylor

September 12, 1946 - August 10, 2021


Last updated 8/18/2021 at 10:45am | View PDF

Gwen Taylor was born in Centralia, Illinois to Juanita and Lambert Greenwalt. As a child, Gwen moved to Colorado Springs due to her severe asthma. Despite this challenge, she graduated from Palmer High School and married her lifelong love, Duane Taylor.

Gwen worked side by side with Duane (also known as Curly) and their love grew as the Lord blessed them with two daughters - Wanda Sue (Dailey) and Michelle Ann (Bueno). Gwen served her family, friends and the community for her whole life.

Gwen loved God and people as the Lord commanded. Her desire to raise her girls in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord" truly brought joy to the Taylor household as well as the churches where she served. Gwen and Curly were famous in our town for music parties where they sang gospel hymns and played piano and guitar together. In addition to raising wonderful daughters and sharing her faith, Gwen also served as an Executive Secretary for the District 11 Superintendent. Her tremendous work ethic and desire to serve brought her both recognition and kind words from her former superintendents.

Gwen is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Mona McCoon and Sharon Reid; and her brothers, Gordon, Toby, and Ronald Greenwalt.

She is survived by her husband, Duane Taylor; her daughters, Wanda (Kevin) Dailey and Michelle (Patrick) Bueno; and her grandchildren, Brandon Tullis (Kaylyn Evans), Stephanie Tullis, Cameron Bueno, Taylor (Derek) Shafer, and Megan Dailey; her great-grandchildren, Kilian Tullis, Khloe Preather, Jack Shafer, and Luke Shafer; her sister, Marilyn (Bill) Mable; her brothers-in-law, Ray (Kathy) Taylor and Dan (Pat) Taylor; and her sisters-in-law, Sharon Gilchrist and Hazel Doxey.

A Celebration of Life for Gwen Taylor will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, Faith Covenant Bible Chapel, 1311 Columbine Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Gwen Taylor Memorial Fund made out to Church of God (Holiness) c/o Faith Covenant Bible Chapel.

Arrangements by The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909.


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