Mrs. Taylor, 87, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Artesia, New Mexico.
Rick Sullivan will officiate at the services.
She was born Iris June Winner on July 17, 1926 in Seymour, Texas; the daughter of Harry Leroy Winner and Gertrue Louise (McDonnell) Winner.
June graduated from Lamesa High School and attended Texas Tech University for two years. She became a flight attendant for Pioneer Airlines based in Amarillo until her marriage.
On Sept. 2, 1949, nine and a half years [auth] after their first date, she was married to Owen C. Taylor Jr. in Lamesa, Texas. After marriage they moved to Houston, Richmond Virginia and finally to Artesia in 1952. She raised her family in Artesia and was Owen’s office manager until their retirement in 1995.
Her first Sunday in Artesia, she joined First Baptist Church where she remained an active member until her death. She sang in the church choir and Artesia Community Chorale, taught sunday school for over 50 years, tutored elementary students in the First Baptist Church after school program, and was a member of P.E.O.
June was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and to her church.
She never met a stranger, gave generously of herself to others and never stopped smiling.
Survivors include daughters Debbie Maddux and husband Chuck of Cresson, Texas, and Kathy Taylor of Artesia; sons David Taylor and wife Linda of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Stuart Taylor of Artesia; grandchildren Kirsten Maddux Tubbs and husband Todd of Burleson, Texas, Jeb Maddux of Dallas, Texas, Beau Maddux of Ft. Worth, Texas, Matt Taylor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Alyssa Taylor of Mannheim, Germany, Andy Taylor of San Angelo, Texas, and Mackenzie Taylor of Columbus, Ohio; great-grandchildren Kaleigh Moss, Wyatt Moss, Hannah Tubbs and Sam Tubbs of Burleson, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband Owen, parents and 2 half brothers.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Cal Farley’s P O Box 1890 Amarillo, TX 79105-9985, Samaritan’s Purse P O Box 3000 Boone, N.C. 28607, First Baptist Church Mission Fund 322 W. Grand Ave., Artesia, NM 88210, N.M. Baptist Children’s Home P O Box 629 Portales, NM 88130 or charity of choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please express condolences at www.artesiafunerals.com.