Our beloved Patricia Burdick Taylor peacefully passed away on September 2, 2021.
Patricia was born on October 3rd, 1946, in Payson, Utah to Cleo Simmons and Donald Marcellus Burdick. She attended Payson High School, Snow College, and completed her education at Utah State University. She graduated with a dual major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood along with a minor in History. Patricia met Sherril Howard Taylor at Snow College and were married April 30, 1966. They attended Utah State University together and had two children: Shane and Nicole. They lived in Logan, American Fork, Herriman, and Sandy, Utah.
Patricia taught 3rd and 4th grade at Draper Elementary School for 31 years. Outside of her family, Patricia had a tremendous passion for teaching and the development of her students. She received numerous awards and was highly recognized in her profession.
She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and enjoyed taking her five granddaughters on Grandma Grand Getaways. In addition, she had one grandson whom she and Sherril would take camping and fishing.
Patricia was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holding numerous leadership callings. She served in the Jordan River and Draper Temples. Patricia will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her kind acts of service. She loved life and adored her family.
Patricia Burdick Taylor is survived by her husband, Sherril Taylor, son, Shane Taylor (LeAnn), daughter, Nicole Barney (Christopher), six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, one sister, Rebecca Burdick Steadman, and one brother, Brad Burdick (Brenda).
Funeral Services will be held at Crescent Ridge 3rd Ward Chapel at 10975 S. Prescott Dr. (1630 E) at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Friends and family may call 9:00-9:45 am prior to the services. Patricia will be buried in the Larkin Sunset Gardens cemetery in Sandy, Utah. Services will be live streamed via zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81903142027
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.larkinmortuary.com
Life Story Info
I loved Mrs. Taylor. She was my favorite teacher at Draper Elementary. She treated me so good and taught me my times tables. I enjoyed learning from her. She was so pretty, the epitome of a lady, at all times.
My cousin, Ruth and I both shared the 3rd grade with Mrs. Taylor. We both felt that we were "Extra Special Students", as she would allow us to rub her feet while she read to us a story every day. She was so physically beautiful. She was always dressed with the most beautiful clothing and of course she let us remove the cutest shoes off of her feet. My favorites were the pastel purple sandals with a heel and shoe laces that were matching purple that were elastic like, they would snap back when you pulled on them. I love this lady and I don't even know if she knew it or not. She was my favorite elementary teacher. I have always missed her since, She seemed to understand me and knew exactly what to say to me even when my mind was on other things outside of the class room. She just knew. My best days in Grade School were with her singing songs that I know every word to, still to this day. And when I am feeling down, I still find myself singing this particular song.
"Sing, Sing a Song, make it simple, to last your whole life long. Don't worry that it's not good enough, for anyone else to hear, just Sing, Sing a Song".
Thank you Mrs. Taylor. What a great influence you had on me. Ruth will be there to watch over your resting place, as she loved you, just as much as I loved you.
Thank you for loving us. You always have, and always will be remembered and go down in history as my favorite teacher, that I ever had. Looking forward to seeing you again. You are dearly missed.
God’s love to Pat’s family and friends during these day ahead. Pat was such a giving, kind very loving lady from first time meeting her. She was always doing the heavy lifting of any event she was involved with and doing so with ease and such joy!! Her warm heart radiated to everyone she met. We feel very blessed we had many family times with this sweet women. May she dance and sing with the Angels.