Lillian Taggart Obituary (1938 – 2021) – Everett, WA

Lillian Marie (Yaun) Taggart of Everett, Washington, went to see her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ surrounded by her children because of complications from a stroke. Now she is reunited with her 56-year-old husband Wiard (Bill) Taggart.

Lillian was born on November 28, 1938 at the home of Fred and Mabel Yaun’s dairy farm in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and grew up on a dairy farm near their birthplace. She met the love of her life, Wiard (Bill) Taggart, through a chance encounter at a greyhound bus station in Chicago in 1961 when she was returning to Menomonie on a visit and Wiard was in the Navy and back while working as a reservation agent for Delta Airlines home to Everett. They married on October 13, 1962 and moved to Everett, where they raised five children.

Lillian loved her family dearly and lived for them all her life, making sure they were well looked after and always put their needs above their own. While staying home for most of her kids’ school years, she was always looking for ways to make extra cash and raise her dollars to support the household, from cutting out coupons and finding the best grocery stores to selling Recycling, to help their children on paper. She was also an avid supporter of her children and grandchildren’s sporting activities and other after-school activities.

After their children grew up, Lillian worked in catering for local schools, including Totem Lake Elementary and Glacier Peak High School, and retired in 2008 after 15 years.

As a member of the former Everett Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in downtown Everett (now Madison Community Church), Lillian also loved the Lord and her church family. She was a Sunday school teacher in her young adult years and had the privilege of leading many children to Christ. She also sang in the choir, was a deacon, ran the Alliance Women’s Group, and more recently helped with bookkeeping at Madison Community Church.

Lillian leaves behind her children Michael (Erica), Paul, Pam (Kent) Eden, Damon (Laurie) and Nancy Taggart; Grandchildren Jesselyn, Sydney and Casa Taggart, Carson and Katie Eden; Stiefkel Jake and Nick Thompson; Step-great-grandson Kane Thompson; Sister Janet Commo, sisters-in-law Roberta Taggart, Ruth Yaun, and Ruth (Jeff) Taggart-Clute; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Her husband Wiard in 2018 and brother Casper Yaun in 2019 preceded in death.

On Friday, October 15th, 2021, there will be a tour of the Evergreen Cemetery from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A private family grave service and funeral will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday morning, October 16. All are then invited to a midday memorial service at Madison Community Church, 6900 Wetmore Avenue, Everett. A reception in the church follows.

November 28, 1938 – October 7, 2021

Published by The Herald (Everett) October 13-14, 2021.