Susan Sheaffer Taylor passed into the waiting arms of her daughters Nancy & Lydia and husband, Charlie, headed to the ultimate poker game, on Friday, May 7th, 2019. Susan, also known affectionately as Suz/Susie/Granny, was born May 13th, 1930 to Craig and Virginia Sheaffer in Fort Madison, Iowa. Susan, a rare & delightful spitfire, was a perpetual joy to be around with a beautiful voice, a generous nature and a quick wit. She met and married Charles Taylor, her true love and kindred soul, after his service in WWII; they were introduced by her brother John, After many years of farming in Kansas, Susan moved her young family west with Charlie to Tremonton, Utah in 1955 to cultivate a new farm in the Curlew valley. Many neighborhood children spent delicious and pleasurable summer days with Susan and her sandwiches, laughing in the sunshine and frolicking around the yard under her kind, watchful eyes. Her love of cards and butter are legendary; her cooking and parties transcendent for their taste (literally) and vivacity. Along with being the figurative cement of her family and a great champion and supporter to many others in the community, Susan was a committed volunteer of the Red Cross, spending many years with the organization. Her incredible personality shines through in her children and grandchildren. Waiting to see if they can beat her hand are her parents, her husband, Charlie, her sister Harriet, her brother Walter and his wife, Anne, her sister and brother in-law, Mary & Lynn Nelson, her daughters Nancy Taylor & Lydia Poulsen, son-in-law Daniel Franks, and grandson Charles Joseph Franks; while it is unlikely they will beat her at cards, they can have a good laugh trying. She leaves behind daughters Harriet (Howard) Ritter & Martha Franks, sons-in-law Dennis (Lydia) Poulsen & Mark (Nancy) Lesko; her grandchildren: Taylor (Ben) Beard, Sabrina (Ches) Burmester, Samantha (Andrew Smith)Ritter, Danielle (Koshal)Thirumalai, Seth (Emily) Poulsen, Riston Taylor, Ryan Poulsen and Lori (Jerry) Maxwell; his great-grandchildren: Bentley & Berlynn Burmester, Otis & Arlo Beard, and Camden, Masen and Jaydee Burmester.
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