Charlet (Susie) J. Coon Taylor

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Charlet (Susie) J. Coon Taylor passed away on June 9, 2024, at the age of 83 in Nampa, Idaho. She was born on December 9, 1940, in Glenns Ferry, Idaho to Clifton and Frances Coon. Her mother died in an auto accident when Susie was 11 and so her grandmother, Ida Myrtle Martin raised her.

Susie attended Glenns Ferry High School and then went on to Utah State for college where she met and married Brent Taylor. They had 4 children: Mike, Mitch, Missi, and Mat.

Susie had a fulfilling career as an executive secretary for the rail division of Morrison Knudsen, as well working for other construction companies where she served as a secretary and project manager. Her love for the outdoors led her to try flagging for road construction projects, where she enjoyed engaging in conversations with people waiting on the road.

In her personal life, Susie was known for raising Yorkshire Terrier puppies and had a passion for crosswords, word games, tap dancing, and painting. She had a keen eye for fashion and always dressed impeccably. She loved gardening and she loved the mountains of Idaho as well. Susie was a skilled tap dancer in her youth and continued to dance in her kitchen as she grew older. She was also an avid crocheter and knitter, leaving behind many cherished sweaters and afghans.

Susie is survived by her children, Mike Taylor (Kim) and Missi Sluder (Rusty), her sister Joanne Lanham, her brother Jack (Gus) Coon, and her grandchildren Jordan, Grace, Beaux, Emily, Myles, and Gillian. She was preceded in death by her father Clifton Coon, mother Frances Coon, grandmother Ida Myrtle Martin (Nin), son Mitch Taylor, and son Mat Taylor.

A service to honor Susie's life will be held at the Methodist Church in Glenns Ferry. It was her wish to be reunited with her sons by scattering her ashes in their same location. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Idaho Youth Ranch.

She is no longer suffering the devastating disease that consumed her for the last few years and is now rejoicing in the arms of Jesus. Susie's legacy will live on through her family, friends, and many lives she touched throughout her lifetime.

The family would like to thank White Oak Hospice and the staff at Streamside memory care for their kindness and expertise in caring for Susie.

Service will be held on June 29, 2024at 10:30 am