Martha Jane Taylor

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Martha Jane Taylor, of Friendswood, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Jane was born on October 3, 1946 in Orange, TX to parents Paul and Lula (Conway) Skinner who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her loving husband, Gregory Taylor; and her five children, Marae Versteeg and husband Steven, Terese Matricardi and husband Ed, Nanette Hoelmer and husband Jon, Marcus Taylor, and Jane Marie Cowan; brother, Bill Skinner and wife Susan. Her pride and joy were her fourteen grandchildren; Mary-Caroline, McKenley, Kristianna, Greigor, Logan, Nathan, Liam, Mara, Marie-Clare, Emilee, Taylor, Aralyn, Reid, and River.

Jane was a lifelong dancer, dance teacher, elementary school teacher and Sunday school teacher. She was devoted to her family, friends, and spending nine “winters” in Alaska. Jane was active in the Methodist Church for many years in Texas and Alaska where she helped start a new church and built its initial sanctuary. She was a leader in the Stephen’s Ministry at the Friendswood United Methodist Church. She lived a life full of love, grace and beauty.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546.

In lieu of normal remembrances, the family asks that you send donations in her name to The Amyloidosis Society at and Stephen’s Ministry at Friendswood United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be sent to the Taylor family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at

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