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Cleo Irene Bartlett Hall-Taylor, 77, of Boise, a former resident of Baker City and North Powder, died on July 24, 2007, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 2005 Valley Ave.
Cleo was born on Jan. 31, 1930, at Baker City to Jack Bartlett and Emma Corn Bartlett. She was the third of four children.
She attended Baker schools and married James Hall on Sept. 11, 1948. They had two daughters, Gloria and Deborah.
Cleo began working at Pacific Northwest Bell in 1952. She retired from Mountain Bell in Boise in 1978. Jim died in May of 1991.
In April of 1998, she married Bill Taylor. They lived in North Powder until his death in November 2003. She then moved to Pahrump, Nev., to be near her younger daughter, Debbie.
In July 2006, she moved back to Boise where she lived with her older daughter, Gloria, until her death.
Cleo loved life and always took pride in her appearance, family members said. She loved bright colors and this reflected her bubbly personality. She never, ever had a bad word to say about anyone.
“She was loved by everyone who knew her and will leave a huge void in our lives” her family said.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Clifford and Ted; a sister, Maxine; her husbands, Jim Hall and Bill Taylor; and a son-in-law, Fred Brewer.
Survivors include her two daughters, Gloria Brewer of Boise and Deborah, and her husband, Michael Taylor of Pahrump, Nev; three grandchildren, Tori Lightle of Chinle, Ariz., Tabitha Altorfer and her husband, Jonathan, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Casey Taylor and his wife, Tina, of Pahrump, Nev.; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her dog, Silky, and her cat, Frankie.
Summers Funeral Homes of Boise is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 26, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor