Margaret Doreen Taylor, daughter of Walter Lewis Bunzendahl and Edna Grace (Moreland) Bunzendahl, was born March 3, 1929 in Creston, where she lived all of her life. Doreen passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Creston Specialty Care. She was 88 years old.
Doreen graduated from Creston High School with the Class of 1947. On September 8, 1948, Doreen married Frank Raymond Taylor in Creston.
Doreen was a long-time, active member of the First Baptist Church of Creston, since February 27, 1938. She worked as a homemaker, raising her family. In about 1965 until 1976, Doreen worked at the Creston Manufacturing Company, Gits Brothers. Starting in 1976 until 1982, she was employed as a waitress at Berning’s. Beginning in 1982 until 1991, Doreen and her sister, Dorothea, cared for their mother. Doreen and Dorothea cleaned numerous homes and business places in the Creston area for about fifteen years after their mother’s death.
Doreen was preceded in death by her father in 1950; her husband in 1970; her brother-in-law, Bob Tackett in 1981; her mother in 1991; her brother-in-law, Louis Utterback in 2008; and her sister, Dorothea Tackett in 2012.
Left to cherish Doreen’s passing is her son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Donna Taylor of Creston; her sister-in-law, Nelle Utterback of Creston; a cousin, Robert (Maxine) Moreland of Afton; her three grandchildren: Eric (Ana) Taylor of Washington state, Jay Taylor of Des Moines and Emily (Kevin) Schultz of Creston; and three great-grandchildren: Tatelyn, Koden, and Draysen Schultz of Creston. Doreen is also survived by two nephews: David Tackett of Creston and Steve Tackett of Des Moines.