July 5, 1952 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Funeral services for Loretta Ann (Booth) Taylor, 71, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 22, 2024 at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Zack Andrews and Stephen Schellenberger officiating.  Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Loretta Ann (Booth) Taylor, born on Saturday, July 5, 1952, in Douglas, Wyoming, peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. She was the fifth of eight children born to George William and Maxine Marie (DeWitt) Booth.

Loretta's roots run deep in Douglas, where she was both born and raised. She attended Douglas High School, graduating with the Class of 1970. In 1974, she entered into matrimony with Mike Elliott, and together they welcomed two sons into the world – Andrew Elliott and Christopher Elliott. Loretta found her greatest joy in being a mother, and her two boys were the lights of her life.

In 1990, Loretta embraced a new chapter in her life when she married Bob Taylor. The couple shared many happy years together, creating a lifetime of cherished memories until her passing.

Professionally, Loretta worked many jobs and dedicated over two decades of her life to serving the Converse County Government, leaving an indelible mark on the community she called home. Outside the realm of work, Loretta's passions were diverse. She had a green thumb and found solace in tending to her garden, delighting in the beauty of blooming flowers. Photography was another of her creative pursuits, capturing moments that reflected the beauty she saw in the world.

Above all else, Loretta's heart belonged to her family. A devoted wife, sister, mother, and grandma, she poured boundless love and support into the lives of those she held dear. Loretta was a pillar of strength for her sons, cheering them on in every endeavor. Her grandson and two granddaughters were a continued source of joy and pride, bringing immeasurable happiness to her life.

Loretta shared a special bond with her loyal canine companion, Reba, who was a constant source of comfort and companionship by her side.

Throughout life's challenges, Loretta exhibited remarkable resilience and an enduring spirit. Her unwavering faith and gentle nature shone brightly even in the face of adversity. She touched the lives of everyone she encountered, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew her.

Loretta was preceded in death by her beloved parents, George on October 7, 1994 and Maxine on January 23, 2004, her brother Tom Booth on July 4, 2000, a niece Tiffany Booth, and nephew George Booth.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Bob Taylor, residing in Douglas. Loretta's legacy continues through her two sons, Andy and Chris (Kaitlin) Elliott, who reside in Billings, Montana. Her brothers Bill (Sharon) Booth of Casper, Wyoming, Dan (Christina) Booth of Douglas, and Earl (Roxanne) Booth of Wisconsin, along with her sisters Leona (Bruce) Corn of Moab, Utah, Linda (Clint) Scholting of Rio Vista, California, and Lona (George) Cross of Douglas, stand as a testament to the bonds of family that Loretta held dear.

Loretta's role as a grandmother brought immense joy to her life. She is survived by her grandson, Avery Elliott, and two granddaughters, Cara and Kailani Elliott. Their presence was a source of endless pride and happiness for Loretta.

In addition to her immediate family, Loretta is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins, each carrying a piece of her warmth and love in their hearts.

Loretta Ann (Booth) Taylor will be dearly missed, especially by her loving family. Her granddaughter, Cara, said, “I don’t know what I will do without her, but I know we will continue to make her proud!” In her memory, let us celebrate a life well-lived and the legacy of love and strength she leaves behind. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 would be appreciated by the family.    

The Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.

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January 21, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gorman Funeral Homes
P.O. Box X 1147 Cheyenne St
Douglas, WY 82633

Funeral Service
January 22, 2024

2:00 PM
Gorman Funeral Homes
P.O. Box X 1147 Cheyenne St
Douglas, WY 82633


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