Sharon Taylor, 74, of Iona, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at her home. She was under the loving care of her family and Abode Hospice. Sharon was born Jan. 11, 1942, in Montpelier, Idaho, to Ralph Sidney Speirs and Thiel Zettie Kearl Speirs. She grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls and graduated from Idaho Falls High School. On July 12, 1961, she married Meredith D. "Med" Taylor in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. To this union were born three daughters, Meridee, Karyn and Melissa. Sharon and Meredith made their home in Iona, Idaho, where Sharon was a wife, mother and homemaker. She also worked at Helm's Bakery, Albertsons and Safeway as a cake decorator. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed spending time with children, gardening and bird watching, sewing, puzzles and helping others. Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Med Taylor of Iona, Idaho; daughters, Meridee (Larry) Wobig of Iona, Idaho, Karyn (Tony) Boicelli of Red Bluff, California, and Melissa (Troy) Hiltbrand of Idaho Falls, Idaho; five grandchildren, Taylor, Niko, Tanner, Brenna and Camille; sister, Verna Davidson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and brother, Doug Speirs of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Sydnee McCambridge. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 13, at Iona LDS 2nd Ward, 7555 N. 55 E., with Bishop Hal Schofield officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Iona Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com .
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