Shelley Keefer Taylor dies at 63
–Beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother, Shelley Taylor passed away on Jan. 20 following a heroic struggle with cancer. Taylor was born on May 22, 1953 at the Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital. She attended both grammar school and High School in Paso Robles. She actively participated in student council activities and cheerleading, eventually was promoted to Head Varsity Cheerleader and was a homecoming queen candidate. She then attended college at both Cuesta and Cal Poly SLO.
Shelley married Wade Taylor in 1979 and had two beautiful children Morgan and Zachary. Shelley worked at Crocker National Bank that later became Heritage Oaks Bank, then worked for the Paso Robles School District in the culinary department for over 25 years; recently retiring in June of 2016.
Both Morgan and Zachary were involved in swimming and sports programs since early childhood and Shelley wore out a Suburban carting her kids to every sporting event imaginable. She was actively involved in the SLO County Cattlewomen’s Association, attending their annual trail ride for over 35 years. She was a member of the Heritage Foundation at the Mid-State Fair, the Republican’s Women’s Association and was a Paso Robles Rotary Ann.
Shelley and Wade enjoyed spending time with their many friends on trips and recreational vehicle outings.
She is survived by her husband Wade, father Don Keefer and wife Pat, sister Pamela “Denni” Hudgens and husband David, brother Guy Keefer and wife Laura, daughter Morgan, son Zachary and his wife Brittany, granddaughter Tallyn Taylor, and as well as many nieces and nephews. Shelley was preceded in death by her mother, Guyneth.
The entire Taylor & Keefer Families would like to sincerely thank the entire community, extended family, and friends who gave us so much love and support during Shelley’s fight with cancer.
A memorial of Shelley’s life will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Estrella Hall at the Paso Robles Events Center. Bring an appetizer, side dish, salad or dessert.
To make a donation in Shelley’s memory, please consider the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee, PO Box 262, PR 93447 – the SLO Cattlewomen, 250 Frontier Way, Templeton, CA 93465 – Hearst Cancer Resource Center, 1911 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.