Gaylen Ruth Taylor passed away on November 26, 2023 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born on August 1, 1956 in Bryan, Texas to Robert and Nita Haveron. A woman of courage yet compassion, Gaylen leaves behind a legacy of love and unwavering strength.
Gaylen dedicated her life to caring for others as a CNA (Certified Nursing) and through her volunteer work mentoring the children of her church. As a faithful follower of Jesus Christ our Lord, Gaylen's church home was special to her and it was on on October 16, 2014 she was reborn again in faith.
Gaylen's true joy came from spending time with her family- children, grandchildren, and of course her pup, Gracie! These precious moments were the pillars of her happiness. She enjoyed puzzles, tending to her plants, and the flavors of Mexican food.
Her relentless work ethic was an inspiration to all who knew her; giving up was never an option for Gaylen. Instead, she relied on the power of prayer. One of Gaylen's proudest days was the day she triumphantly rang the bell at MD Anderson – a symbol of her victory over cancer.
Greeting Gaylen in Heaven are her parents, Robert and Nita Haveron; and her brother, Zack Haveron.
Gaylen's memory will forever remain etched in the hearts of her surviving family and friends. She leaves behind her daughters, Amber Edie (Matt) and April Judd; sons, Michael Taylor and Michael Myrick (Amy); grandchildren, Lexi Norris, Luke Cash, Noah Cash, Kohl Cash, Mickey Taylor, Harley Taylor, Kaden Myrick, Kylie Myrick, and Gavin Myrick; siblings, Marlene Holliday, Julie Mullins, Lisa Evans, Aaron Haveron, and Tammy Boller; and her loyal companion, Gracie.
The family extends special gratitude to Gaylen's best friends, Debbie Breedlove and Sherian Blough, and to her church family for their love and support.
Gaylen's presence will forever be missed but her spirit will continue to guide us as we navigate life's journey. In both our grief and joyous memories alike, may we remember the incredible woman who touched our lives in unimaginable ways.