Dorothy “Dot” Ann (Hoisington) Taylor, age 73, died surrounded by loving family after a long illness on August 12, 2019. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Brooks Funeral Home in Clive with visitation preceding at 1:00 p.m.
Dot was born September 27, 1945 in Springfield, Vermont the youngest of 4 and only daughter to Robert and Regina Hoisington. She moved to Anaheim, California with her parents when she was a teenager. In 1961, she met a young Marine, John Taylor and they were married on March 17, 1962. They had three children Terie, Michele, and John. She took so much pride in her children. When they were young, she would frequently be seen keeping score for a ball game or two at Holiday Park, attending a band or chorus concert or some other youth activity. She was an excellent cook and frequently tried out new recipes. Even through her last days she was writing down new recipes to try out on her family. She is really remembered by her pies, New Year’s Day spaghetti and meat balls, pepper poppers and pea salad.
She worked for Hy-Vee Store #1 in West Des Moines for almost 40 years starting at 63rd and Grand, moving to 22nd Street and finally retiring from the 35th Street store. As a result of her years at Hy-Vee, she was often approached not only in the Des Moines area but also in places as close as the Amana Colonies or as far as Disneyland with a friendly “Hi, Dot”.
After retirement she enjoyed spending lots of time with her family and being “Mema” or “Gma Dot” to her grandchildren. She loved watching her grandchildren participate in sports, dance or music activities. She enjoyed going to every craft show in the area including the Madison County Bridge Festival and every summer ended with a fun filled day at the Iowa State Fair.
Dot was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Regina Hoisington; brothers, Robert and Howard. She is survived by her daughters Terie (John) Wolf of Indianola, and Michele of Urbandale, son, John (Rebecca) of Urbandale; brother, Don (Jane) Hoisington of Lynchburg, VA; sister-in-law, Artie Hoisington of Placencia, CA; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
The family expresses sincere appreciation to Mercy Hospital cardiac care staff and Kavanagh House.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to United Way of Central Iowa at 1111 9th Street, Suite 100, Des Moines, Iowa 50314.
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