On June 3rd, 2023, our amazing Mom, Grandma, Sister, Daughter, Aunt, and Friend gained her Angel wings. Kathleen H. Taylor passed away at the age of 73 in Bountiful, UT with her daughter and friends by her side. She was born on April 1st, 1950, to Levi and Dora Hansen in Ogden, UT. Kathy was the youngest of six children; her siblings; are Darrell Hansen (Ann), Karen Maxfield (Ben), Elaine McLean (Bob), Dennis Hansen (Mary), and SueAnn Pingrey.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents and sister, Elaine.
She grew up in Taylor, Utah, graduated from Weber High then went on to Weber State College where she earned her degree. She moved to Salt Lake to start her 40-year career at LDS Hospital where she became the head of the Cat Scan Department in the early 80s and then, became the supervising technician for the very first MRI System in the State of Utah in 1986. She was a selfless teacher and a great team builder to all of her colleagues. Her dedication to the Department of Radiology and co-workers was exemplary! She loved all of the friends that she made at LDS Hospital and held on to so many of them up to the end.
Kathy’s family and friends meant so much to her. Her daughter Kelly Tuttle (Mike), Grandchildren, Connor Jenkins, and Brooklynn Trabert were her world. As her friends will tell you, she was so extremely proud of them! She was absolutely over the moon when her Grandson, Connor joined the Navy, and loved hearing about the accolades that he received from his superiors.
She also loved her parents, siblings, nieces, nephews, and all of their children and their children. She made sure to remember everyone’s Birthday and was always there to give as many gifts as she could! She was known for her tremendous shopping skills! Gift-giving was definitely her love language.
She also loved to travel with her friends. They would go wining and dining, antique shopping, and souvenir shopping. They explored many cities and she especially loved going to the beach. One of her favorite trips was to Jamaica where she enjoyed going out on the water in a glass bottom boat, and fell in love with a beautiful pink house, the scenery included a beautiful garden in the forest where wild poinsettias grow and of course the people.
Kathy was a great listener and would always give great advice. She was everyone’s rock at some point or another. Her strength and love was a gift to so many people. She truly touched the hearts of everyone that she met.
She will be missed more than she will ever know.
A Celebration of Kathy's Life will be held on June 14th from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Foxboro Clubhouse, 1080 Amberly Dr. North Salt Lake, UT 84054