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Jeanne Renton Taylor
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In memory of
Jeanne Renton Taylor
Jeanne Renton Taylor 'Wonderful friend, mother, and wife,' of Jupiter, Fla. On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, beloved Jeanne Renton Taylor passed away peacefully at her home in Jupiter, Fla., at age 84. Jeanne was born on Sept. 14, 1935, in Jersey City, N.J., to Louis and Jennie Gray Renton. She grew up at the end of the Depression and years of World War II. As a teenager, she helped her parents run the Glenwood Restaurant, while enjoying outings at Greenwood Lake, where she was an avid water-skier. She attended Upsala College for two years and was very active in her church. On April 9, 1960, she married her true love, Michael Nicholas Taylor, whom she has missed terrible for the last 20 years. Together, they raised three sons, Michael, Mark, and Martin, and one daughter, Jill. Jeanne was a wonderful friend, mother, and wife; she dedicated her life to God and to her family. She was a homemaker, yet also a trailblazer - she was one of the first women to coach Little League baseball and win! Also, she was a passionate teacher and watcher of sports. Not only did she love watching her children play basketball, compete at horseback riding, swimming, baseball, and soccer, she was an avid fan of Duke basketball. She loved reading the Bible and praying for others. When Jeanne prayed for you, you knew God would be in your life soon. She was known for talking to everyone and making anyone she ran into feel special. A great sense of humor matched her sharp wit for crossword puzzles. Jeanne always had that magical child spirit, especially for holidays, decorating, and dressing up in costumes. She loved greatly and was well loved. Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Michael; father, Louis; her mother, Jennie; and her brothers, Louis, Tommy, and Bruce, and her sister Karen. She is survived by her four children, Michael, Jill, Mark and Martin; her sister, Ellen Sigler, and 13 grandchildren. The viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home at 101 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920. The funeral service will be immediately following at 12:30 p.m.,at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge. For further information, or to leave an online condolence message for the family please visit www.gcfuneralhome.com In lieu of sending flowers, go out and talk to a stranger, find someone who needs a kind word, a prayer or just a simple smile and bless them with it, as she would have and did her whole life - or please donate to pancreatic cancer research.
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In memory of
Jeanne Renton Taylor
Jeanne Renton Taylor 'Wonderful friend, mother, and wife,' of Jupiter, Fla. On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, beloved Jeanne Renton Taylor passed away peacefully at her home in Jupiter, Fla., at age 84. Jeanne was born on Sept. 14, 1935, in Jersey City, N.J., to Louis and Jennie Gray Renton. She grew up at the end of the Depression and years of World War II. As a teenager, she helped her parents run the Glenwood Restaurant, while enjoying outings at Greenwood Lake, where she was an avid water-skier. She attended Upsala College for two years and was very active in her church. On April 9, 1960, she married her true love, Michael Nicholas Taylor, whom she has missed terrible for the last 20 years. Together, they raised three sons, Michael, Mark, and Martin, and one daughter, Jill. Jeanne was a wonderful friend, mother, and wife; she dedicated her life to God and to her family. She was a homemaker, yet also a trailblazer - she was one of the first women to coach Little League baseball and win! Also, she was a passionate teacher and watcher of sports. Not only did she love watching her children play basketball, compete at horseback riding, swimming, baseball, and soccer, she was an avid fan of Duke basketball. She loved reading the Bible and praying for others. When Jeanne prayed for you, you knew God would be in your life soon. She was known for talking to everyone and making anyone she ran into feel special. A great sense of humor matched her sharp wit for crossword puzzles. Jeanne always had that magical child spirit, especially for holidays, decorating, and dressing up in costumes. She loved greatly and was well loved. Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Michael; father, Louis; her mother, Jennie; and her brothers, Louis, Tommy, and Bruce, and her sister Karen. She is survived by her four children, Michael, Jill, Mark and Martin; her sister, Ellen Sigler, and 13 grandchildren. The viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home at 101 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, N.J. 07920. The funeral service will be immediately following at 12:30 p.m.,at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge. For further information, or to leave an online condolence message for the family please visit www.gcfuneralhome.com In lieu of sending flowers, go out and talk to a stranger, find someone who needs a kind word, a prayer or just a simple smile and bless them with it, as she would have and did her whole life - or please donate to pancreatic cancer research.
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Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home
101 South Finley Ave.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Past Services ╲╱
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