Nola Jean Evans Taysom

Nola Jean Evans Taysom passed away surrounded by her family on January 24, 2018.

She was born in Pocatello, Idaho on July 22, 1928 to Joseph Francis Evans and Mary Orme Evans. For eight years she was the only apple of her parents’ eye until the birth of her brother Orme, and then four years later her sister June Ann, to which she became the wonderful older sister.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in which she served and enjoyed many callings. Among her favorites were music chorister for the Primary and her service within the Relief Society Presidency. She married her sweetheart Vernal J. Taysom in the LDS Logan Utah Temple on August 1, 1947. They became the proud parents of six children.

They moved their family from Pocatello Idaho to Cedar City, Utah in January of 1967. Although being a mother was the most important thing to her she also worked as a secretary for the University of Idaho LDS Institute and was the co-owner of Gem Jewelers. She was a perfectionist in all she undertook to do.

In her later years she and her sweetheart enjoyed a 20-year temple mission in the St. George LDSTemple. She was one of the few people who got to achieve their ͞bucket list; ͟hers was to be able to see the completion and attend the open house of the Cedar City Temple and to see all of her missionaries to date arrive home with honor.

She was preceded in death by her parents: her sweetheart Vernal J. Taysom, her daughter Kathy Jean Taysom Keske and her son Kevin Vernal Taysom. She is survived by: her brother Orme (Charlene)Evans, sister June Ann (Jay) Young, her son in law Allen Keske, daughter-in-law Lori Schramm Taysom. Her children: Susan (Galen) Buss, April (Edwin) Hayes, Jill Ann (Lyle) Bates and Shannon (Bruce) Passey, nineteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the following for their compassionate care of mother: Brookdale assisted  Living, Iron County Home Health, and Ethan Bunker of Sun Tree Hospice. As mother said,͞   their loving care was exceptional.͟

A funeral service will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Cedar 17th Ward chapel. A viewing will be held prior to the service, from 9-10:30 a.m. Online condolences can be sent to

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