Our hearts are breaking as we say goodbye to Helen Taylor, 90, of Newport News, VA. She passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017. Born February 7, 1927 in Hampton, VA, the oldest of 7 siblings, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Sallie Ann Mason. In 1942 she married the man who made her life complete, Harvey Taylor Jr. After his retirement in 1986 they became resident managers of Chesapeake Village Mobile Home Park where she resided until her passing. They had the kind of marriage people strive for. On the earthly plane they were married 50 years and now they are together for eternity. Her faith is strong and she looks forward to joining her loved ones in Heaven.
Left to cherish her memories are her son and daughter-in-law, Woodie and Vanda Taylor; daughter, Cindy Claar; grandsons, Allan Carpenter Jr. (Julie), Rusty Taylor (Kelly), Michael Claar (Stephanie), Adam Claar (Tanya); granddaughters, Pat Hanna (Brian), & Kristine Fry (Jeff); great grandchildren, Amber Ford (Dan), Skylar Hanna, Madison & Stephen Taylor, Elijah & Noah Fry, Miles and Audrey Claar; brother, Norman Mason Jr. & sister, Marjorie Watson (Billy), and sister-in-law, Rose Mason; Glenda Lanehart and many nieces and nephews whom she adored.
She is predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Allan Carpenter Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Mary Taylor; son-in-law, George Claar; granddaughter, Lorie Carpenter; great granddaughter, Briana Hanna; brothers, James Mason, Doc Mason (Evelyn), John Mason and sister, Lady West (George).
Her children and grandchildren knew they were loved by her, as she spoiled them all, even the grand doggies. She always had something good to eat and no one ever left her home hungry. Her friends were special and she treated them as family. Some of her favorite things were fishing and crabbing, yard sales, lottery scratch tickets, crosswords and word search. When her vision was better she read all the time; Favorites were Danielle Steele novels, daily newspaper, and tabloids. In recent years she enjoyed to read Facebook posts. She LOVED trips to Dover Downs Casino to play the slot machines.
A graveside service will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23, in Peninsula Memorial Park Garden of Wisdom. Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel is assisting with arrangements.
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