The Woodward News

February 5, 2013

Melinda D. Taylor

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Melinda D. Taylor, 52 year old Woodward resident, died Sunday, February 3, 2013 at her home in Woodward.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Elmwood Cemetery with Reverend Marvin Hudson officiating.  Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Melinda Dawn (Smith) Taylor was born on February 6, 1960 in Mooreland, Oklahoma to Pleasant Albert “P.A.” and Sandra Jo (Horn) Smith.  She was reared in Guymon and Woodward and graduated from Woodward High School in 1979.  After high school she attended the High Plains Vo Tech.  She was united in marriage to Jack E. Taylor on November 4, 1989 at the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Woodward, Oklahoma.  They made their home in Woodward and have lived here since that time.


Melinda loved watching her children grow up.  She had a special bond with Matthew and loved spending time with him.


She is survived by her husband Jack E. Taylor of the home; two sons, Brian Lee VanOverberg and wife Jenny of Woodward, Matthew Lee Taylor of the home; her mother, Sandra Smith of Woodward; one brother Michael David Smith and wife Linda of Ponca City; her uncle, David M. Horn and wife Mildred of Oklahoma City; one grandson, Zayne Lee VanOverberg; cousins, other relatives and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her father Albert Smith and one infant son Scott Allen Taylor.


Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.


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