Colleen Taylor, age 52, died unexpectedly of natural causes at her residence in Woodcockboro, 20150 State Hwy # 86, Saegertown, PA on Saturday, November 22, 2008. Born on April 5, 1956 in Meadville, PA, she was a daughter of Robert C. Campbell and Shirley Sample Campbell. On January 27, 1990 she married Charles Henry Taylor and he preceded her in death on July 17, 2006.
Taylor, ColleenA graduate of Saegertown High School, the Class of 1974, she was employed by Northwestern Rural Electric Co-Operative Association as a Sr. Consumer Services Representative for 25 years, retiring in 1999. Colleen was of the Christian faith attending the New Beginnings Church of God in Meadville. She had many pets over the years and found great pleasure in her 3 cats and 2 swans. She also particularly enjoyed feeding and watching deer in her back yard. Colleen enjoyed landscaping and maintaining flower beds and gardens and was well renowned for her cooking and baking skills.
In addition to her parents, Colleen is survived by three brothers – Roy Campbell and his wife, Cathy of Meadville; Lee Campbell and his wife, Julie of Hampton, NJ; and Lynn Campbell and his wife, Renee of Owasso, OK; three sisters – Kim Loreno and her husband, Durbin of Venango; Connie Ferguson and her husband, Dale of Saegertown; and Carolyn Freund and her husband, Kevin of Raleigh, NC. Also surviving are 13 nieces and nephews – Alan and Jared Campbell; Victoria and Lillian Loreno; Carmen and Ross Ferguson; Alex and Aaron Campbell; Megan and Katherine Campbell; and Kacie, Emily, and Daniel Freund; a goddaughter – Anne Grill of Meadville; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Also surviving is a special companion – John Goldsmith of Conneautville and his daughter-Lindsay Goldsmith and grandson- Cameron; as well as her late husband’s children – Tina Taylor and Todd Taylor.
Colleen was the anchor of her family. She was known for her inner strength, her caring and responsible actions, and her giving personality. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend funeral services there on Wednesday morning at 11:00. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, PA 16335.