Obituary: Virginia (Ginny) Veronetta Taylor Nov. 24, 1941 – Sept. 3, 2021

VIRGINIA (GINNY) VERONETTA TAYLOR Nov. 24, 1941 – Sept. 3, 2021

Virginia (Ginny) Veronetta Taylor, 79, our beloved Wife and Mother, was called into glory on September 3, 2021.

She entered this world on November 24, 1941 in rural Norma, ND, as the eleventh of sixteen children born to Theodore and Inga Knutson.

She is survived by her husband Gerald Taylor of 59 years and 11 months; daughter Teddi (Dan) Walvatne of Moorhead, MN; daughter Tracy Siemon of Corrales, NM; son Lee (Michelle) Taylor of La Cueva, NM; son Len (Amy) Taylor of Fergus Falls, MN; son Jesse (Shari) Taylor of Kadoka, SD; and daughter Tamara (Justin) Reimer of Chernihiv, Ukraine. Brothers, Tony (Virginia) Knutson of Ferndale, WA; Tyler Knutson of Keensburg, CO; Truman (Marilyn) of Soldotna, AK; Truel (Vivian) Knutson of Easley, SC; and sister Lolly Knutson of Burneyville, OK. 27 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and her 59 nieces and nephews.

Ginny was raised on the farm where her parents homesteaded in rural Kenmare, ND just one mile from the Canadian border. She attended a one-room schoolhouse where her older sister, Norma, was her teacher. She attended high school in Kenmare, ND and Los Alamos, NM. She graduated high school from Kenmare High School in 1960.

She worked as a Secretary for the Zia Company from 1960-61. During this time, she met the love of her life, Gerry Taylor, and they were married October 6, 1961, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamos. Ginny and Gerry lived many places throughout their lives together – Ft. Polk, LA; Kenmare, ND; Los Alamos, NM; Havre, MT; Bellingham, WA; and Santa Fe, NM.

Ginny and Gerry were both raised attending church with their parents, however, neither knew Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior until they attended a special service in Bellingham, WA where Pastor Rosenius Norheim was preaching the Word of God. It was at this time that they understood that all men are created in the image of God, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, there is one Savior, Jesus Christ, who died and rose again three days later. All those who will repent and trust Jesus alone for the forgiveness of their sins will live eternally in heaven. This good news transformed their lives, and they became devout servants of Jesus Christ. Ginny served the Lord as pianist and organist for many years. She and Gerry were known and loved for their hospitality, Ginny was the consummate hostess, no one left her home a stranger.  Ginny was known for good home-cooking, a great sense of humor, and a home full of love.

Ginny was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Inga Knutson, six brothers and four sisters, and son-in-law Ron Siemon, and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to The Elisha Foundation @ theelishafoundation.org.

The family invites you to: a viewing and visitation Friday September 10th, from 6-8pm @ 9300 Golf Course Rd. in Rio Rancho, NM;  and a graveside memorial service Saturday September 11th @ 10 am at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos, NM followed by a reception @ Crossroads Bible Church.

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