B. (Bonnie) Morgyn Taylor
August 9, 1951 ~ July 9, 2014
B. (Bonnie) Morgyn Taylor, 62, a kind, intelligent, loyal, and beautiful soul, passed away much too soon, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Morgyn was born on August 9, 1951, and raised in Cashmere, WA, by her mom and dad, Lois and Bill Forte, and her special Gramma, Mabel Taylor. She grew up in her family’s beloved house on the Wenatchee River, a place where she came back to visit many, many times throughout the years. Upon graduating from Cashmere High School in 1969, she moved to Seattle, WA to attend the University of Washington - forever a proud Husky! Soon moving to Los Angeles, CA, she became a respected businesswoman in the field of finance, working 35 years for the same company. Morgyn loved traveling and also spent many happy times on Maui with the Ballinger family. She was an avid theater fan, often going to New York to see the latest production. Morgyn looked forward every year to attending the Monterey Jazz Festival. Christmases were either spent with her family in Cashmere, where Morgyn loved being embraced by both sides of the large Stoltenberg family, or in California with her other family, the Ballinger’s, who also considered her part of their family! She was loved by many. Another favorite holiday in the Taylor-Forte family was Memorial Day. Beginning with Gramma Mabel, then Lois and Bill, Morgyn continued to carry the torch for American Legion Post #64 in Cashmere. Rain or shine, Morgyn would help and/or simply just be there to honor the veterans on Memorial Day at the Cashmere Cemetery. Walking through the flower-decorated cemetery later in the day, tiny American flags waving in the breeze, was a time honored tradition with Morgyn. She was so very proud of her dad, “Big Bill,” who served at Pearl Harbor during WWII. When he was ailing, Morgyn was by his side, loving him and fighting for the best medical care available. When Lois could no longer live on her own, Morgyn was by her side, loving her, and again, searching for the best alternative. She gave devoted attention to her mom and dad, sometimes from afar in California, but also on extended visits to Cashmere. Although extremely independent, Morgyn was fierce in her love and loyalty for those she cared about. And, being forthright (often with wit), she didn’t hesitate to tell you so if need be!
Recently, Morgyn came to Wenatchee to be with her mom, Lois, who was ill and who then passed away on May 7, 2014. Still in Cashmere, and not feeling well herself, Morgyn soon received a terminal diagnosis, passing away on July 9, 2014. Her last weeks were spent in Palm Springs, CA at the home of dear friends, John Ballinger and Rod Davis, where she was lovingly cared for during this time. You will be dearly missed Morgyn.
Morgyn is remembered by family and friends: Nancy Bruehl, Suzanne Hoskinson, Teri Johnson, Flo Stoltenberg, John Ballinger, Rod Davis, Jan and Ric Evans, Julie Armstrong, Mike Oliphant, Jesus Anaya, and Juan Jimemez, along with many others.
Please join us to celebrate, honor, and remember together, the lives of both Morgyn and Lois on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Cashmere. In lieu of flowers, we think Morgyn would appreciate, if you desire, a donation in her name to the American Legion, Revlon Breast Cancer Foundation, or a local non-profit that helps women recover from violence.