Venus Clara (Gilcher) Taylor
Feb. 1, 1920 – Jan. 10, 2015
Venus Clara (Gilcher) Taylor died peacefully on January 10, 2015 in Gardnerville, Nevada. She was born on February 1, 1920 on the family farm in Vergas, Minnesota to Charles and Klara (Nachtigall) Gilcher. She spent her childhood in North Dakota and Minnesota. She moved to California at the beginning of WWII and worked in a munitions factory at March Field near Riverside. In 1949, she married Lloyd Clayton Taylor and they lived together and raised a family in Oakland, California. In 1982 she and Lloyd retired to Carson City, Nevada and following Lloyd’s death she moved to nearby Gardnerville. She was a tireless volunteer, serving on local PTAs, Girl Scouts and as church secretary for Grand Lake Lutheran Church. She was devoted to her family, friends and to her faith. She loved to garden and was especially fond of roses, establishing rose gardens around her homes in Oakland and in Carson City and regularly providing friends and family with large, fragrant bouquets. She also loved children and was devoted to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Leo Gilcher of Whittier, California, her sister, Eleanor Gilcher Monzel of St. Paul, Minnesota, daughter, Cynthia Marie Taylor Henchell of Lyle, Washington and son, Bruce Lloyd Taylor of Minden, Nevada and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd, her brother Gilbert Gilcher and her sister-in-law and dear friend, Delores Gilcher. A funeral service will be held at FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home 1380 Hwy 395 Gardnerville, Nevada on Monday January 19, 2015 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice.