Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

6701 30th Ave SW, Seattle, WA


Marilyn Kay Taylor

September 24, 1942February 1, 2020

Marilyn Kay Pedersen Taylor, 77, of Seabeck, Washington, passed away on February 1, 2020, with family by her side. She was born to the late Raymond J. and Kathryn E. Pedersen, on September 24, 1942 in Alliance, Nebraska. Marilyn was the oldest of nine siblings. As a toddler, she contracted polio and was left with paralysis of her right arm, but Marilyn didn’t allow that to limit her. She rode horses, wrestled with her brothers and detasseled corn as a teenager. She was a great helper to her parents, babysitting often and shepherding little brothers away from trouble. Marilyn graduated from Trinity High School, Trinidad, CO in 1960 and went on to study Liberal Arts at the College of Great Falls, Great Falls, MT, graduating with a B.S. degree. Initially, she was a ticket agent for Northwest Airlines in Seattle and was able to enjoy travel to Japan and Mexico. Later, Marilyn worked as a Customer Service Rep for several different insurance companies. She retired from Bratrud Middleton of Bremerton, Washington after 40+ years in the insurance industry. Marilyn met Timothy T. Taylor in 1963. They were married on June 12, 1968 in Great Falls, Montana. Together they raised two children, Collin R. and Nathan M. Taylor. Marilyn was the most caring and loving person. She could bring laughter and joy to anyone or any situation. She was always the one smiling in the crowd and never met a stranger! Anyone and everyone that met her loved and appreciated her. Marilyn is survived by Timothy T. Taylor, husband; Collin R. and Nathan M. Taylor, sons; Roger, Randall, Michael, Kenneth, Mark and Paul Pedersen, all brothers; Kathleen Pedersen, sister; Drake and Joughsaia Taylor, grandsons; twenty nieces & nephews; and twenty-one great-nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Pedersen, in 2004. Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery of West Seattle is handling arrangements.


  • Alzheimer's Association


8 May

Memorial Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us for a reception following Mass in the Parish Hall.


  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Marilyn Kay Taylor

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Judy Reddy

February 6, 2020

The world has lost one of the very best human beings. Marilyn was so full of life, and she loved to laugh. She was always so fun to be around
My warmest condolences to all.