Lynda Ruth Taylor went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 2, 2016.
Born in Silver Spring, MD, to William and Ruth Innes on Dec 21, 1950. She carried the nickname, “Golden Girl,” which fits her well as she was shining example of Christ’s light in our often dark world. Raised in the church as a child, she made certain her children were reared in the faith. Her favorite verse, Philippians 4:13, strengthened her Christian walk throughout life, during trial and mountaintop alike. She grew up in Silver Spring until her parents and two brothers, Craig and Jim, moved to Texas in 1958. She attended WT White High School, graduating in 1969. She continued her education, eventually earning a master’s degree in teaching from UNT. A teacher for 30+ years, she taught her classroom with love and compassion, treating each child as if they were her own. She taught Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. She focused her teaching on reading as well as ESL at the end of her career. Staying in touch with her own 1st grade teacher for over 40 years, guided her to do the same with her own students. A few of her students went on to become teachers themselves due to the long-lasting impact that she left with them. A life long dream was fulfilled when she took on the role of author, ultimately writing 2 eloquent children’s books. Beyond the classroom, her time was best spent with her family. She loved them all with her whole heart. She raised two children, Wendy and Wil, who are a shining example of what it means to be unconditionally loved. She often declared that they were her “greatest achievements.”
In 1989, she met the man that would change her life forever. Glen, came into Lynda and her children’s lives like a essential puzzle piece. Bringing with him three children, Amy, Neal and Jake, whom she extended her role as Mother. The expansion of their family amplified happiness in both Lynda and Glen. Glen was her rock and Lynda was their team leader. They lived comfortably in Allen, TX. Taking many trips around the world, they enjoyed most of all spending time with their ever-growing family. You saw love when they were together. They always found a way to compliment each other. Even as the closing stages approached, the sweetest message they taught us was to love without ceasing, remain faithful, help those around you and never give up. God sealed their marriage and, in time, will restore the brokenness only endured on this side of eternity.
Lynda is survived by her loving husband Glen, Wendy and husband Brian Badgwell, Wil and wife Bonnie Brooks, Neal and wife Michelle Taylor, Amy Taylor, Jake Taylor; grandchildren Riley, Lilly, Brody, Jack, Shelby, Austin, Sarah and Tessa. Her brothers, Craig and wife Marsha Innes and Jim Innes amongst many other family members and hundreds if not thousands of friends.
In lieu of flowers, Mom would prefer a donation to one of the following charities: http://www.sarctrials.org/donate or https://www.curesarcoma.org/