Miriam Taylor Henderson, 1919 ~ 2009

Miriam Taylor Henderson, Mimi, as she was affectionately known, was born May 9, 1919. She passed away Oct. 21, 2009.

Mimi grew up in Moab, the daughter of L. L. and Pearl Taylor. Their house was always filled with music and, as young women, she and her sisters would often play and sing at local dances. She graduated from the University of Utah and subsequently was an advertising manager for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City and then for the newspaper in Santa Fe, N.M.

It was there that she met and married her husband, Zane Henderson. They had one daughter, Kristy, while living there. The family moved to Denver and at age 50, Mimi decided to go back and get her master’s degree in business education.

After she completed that, she, Zane, and Kristy bought a hay farm in Durango, Colo. and became farmers. Shortly after this move, she was contacted by Fort Lewis College and asked to teach, which she did for almost 20 years. Her door was always open to her students.

In every home she lived she always had a wonderful vegetable garden and beautiful roses. Shortly after Zane died in 1991, she moved to Boise, Idaho to be closer to her daughter and two grandsons, Ben and Matt Mors. She loved them dearly. They brought so much joy to her life and she brought a real sense of family and caring to theirs… and she baked the best apple pies in the world.

Her other interests included quilting, duplicate bridge, and a love of cats. Mimi always had time to listen, great compassion for others, a dry wit, and a wonderful sparkle in her blue eyes. She will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Zane, and her three sisters, Cecil, Lorena, and Sally. Survivors include her daughter, Kristy, and her husband, Scott Bowlden, grandsons, Ben Mors and his wife, Raylene, Matt Mors and his wife Whitney, her brother, Sam Taylor and his wife Adrien, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks go to all of the wonderful staff at Plantation Place Assisted Living for their years of incredible care and loving. Instead of sending flowers, please plant a rose, grow a garden, or send a donation to the Humane Society or your local animal shelter in her name.

Private services will be held at a later date.

We love you, Mimi.