On August 19, 1930, Anna Lucille Schrom Taylor was born to Carl Henry Schrom and Oveta Cloe Carter Schrom, on a farm 3 miles north of Grangeville, Idaho. She was the fourth of five children, with her siblings being Franklin, Louise, Herbert and Marvin. She passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at her home in Grangeville.
Lucille attended Grangeville schools and graduated from Grangeville High School in 1948. She worked at the First Security Bank for a year before attending the University of Idaho, where she was a member and resident of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She graduated in 1953, with a Batchelor of Science degree in Accounting.
She met her future husband, William B. Taylor, Jr., when he moved with his family to Grangeville, in 1947, and they fell in love. They went off to the University together in 1949. They married on December 28, 1952, at the Federated Church in Grangeville and spent their honeymoon together, in the summer of 1953, on Elk Summit Lookout during the fire season.
That fall she returned to Moscow, with Bill, where he entered Law School, and she was employed by Helbling Bros. International Harvester Company, and by Singer Sewing Machine Company. After Bill’s graduation from Law School in 1956, and Lucille receiving the PHT Degree (Putting Husband Through), they returned to Elk Summit, on the Nezperce National Forest, for a second fire season. They then moved to Boise, where Bill was employed by the State Attorney General’s office and she gave birth to their first child in 1957, then returning to Grangeville, in 1958, where they have resided since.
They have six children, Kevin (Alicia), Pamela (John Mower), Vern (Barbara Jo), Sheila (Tom Montoya), Nancy (Steven Clark) and Heidi (Dave Higginson). They have 27 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren with 5 step great grandchildren.
Lucille and Bill have been longtime members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She has served as Primary President, Relief Society President under 3 Bishops, Young Women’s President, and other callings in the church. She also served almost 40 years as Director of the Family History Center of her ward. Lucille and her husband were sealed together for time and eternity, in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1960
She was one of the founding members of the Idaho County Genealogical Society in 1975, and received the State of Idaho Historical Society’s Esto Perpetual Award for Significant Contribution to Idaho History. She enjoyed documenting family and personal events through writing and photography and liked to communicate with friends and associates and family. Lucille loved her family greatly and cherished all her friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Franklin and Herbert, and her sister Louise.
She is survived by her husband Bill, and their children, Kevin, Pamela, Vern, Sheila, Nancy and Heidi, their spouses, and grandchildren, and great grandchildren, along with many nephews and nieces.
A Funeral Service has been scheduled for 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the Church Chapel, located at 403 North Boulevard, in Grangeville, with a viewing in the Relief Society room of the church at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery. The public is invited to come. A family meal will be held after the cemetery dedication of the grave at the church. Blackmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may submit a condolence to the family online at blackmerfuneralhome.com.
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