Dorothy M. Taylor

Dorothy M. Taylor

March 24, 1941 - May 4, 2020

Dorothy (79) was born to Tracy M. and Esther M. (Heston) Henderson on March 24, 1941 in Idaho Falls, ID. She lost her one-year battle with cancer on Monday, May 4, 2020.

She attended Topeka Public Schools. She worked over 49 combined years for the Kansas Press Association, the Professional Insurance Agents of Kansas (PIA) and the Kansas Association of Professional Insurance Agents (KAIA). She married Alfred J. Ceballos on July 3, 1959, they later divorced. Dorothy married Richard P. Taylor on December 1, 1969 and they combined their families of six children ages 1 ½ to 8 years old. They spent many years camping as a family and for many years after the children were grown. They traveled annually to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for over 35 years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing, estate sales, and spending special holiday times with her family. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Colleen Walstrom and son Robert W. Taylor. Survivors include husband Richard, daughters Krista (Mike Lynch) Miller, Jolee Ceballos and Trina Ceballos of Topeka. Son William (Siobhan) Taylor, AR. Grandchildren: Paul (Terri) Miller, Dieter Miller, Taylor (Stacie) Ceballos, Zachariah Martinez, Tressa and Nikki Sands, Kristen Taylor, Rylie Taylor, Richard P. Taylor II. Great grandchildren: Mia and Lauren Miller, Nadje Fishback, Cooper, Isla, and Devan Ceballos, and Isiah Taylor. Brother Ken (Diane) Henderson, sister Janet (Jimmy) Gast, brother-in-law, Butch Walstrom, several nieces and nephews, and her dear friend Marcia Moore, Topeka. Other special family members Dave and Janie, Johnathan, and Leah Spears & families (TN). Dorothy was cremated per her wishes. A remembrance service will be attempted at a later date. 

To my family and friends:

Should I leave you and not get to say good-bye, or should I be able to hold you so we both can cry.

Please know that I’ve loved you always and will forever more.

Ask God to raise me up and let me thru his special door.

So many years of memories, I took the bad with the good.

If I could have changed some things, please know I would.

You have made my life special, keep good memories of me and hold my love in your hearts.

Though you no longer see me, we will never be apart.

Let me go, but not too far.

Look up to the sky maybe God has made me a star.

I love you with all of my heart.

Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.