Bonnie Ruth Taylor, 59, a registered nurse who co-founded Antique Rose Care Management, died suddenly on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.
She was born March 9, 1953, in Emmett, Idaho, the third of five children of Joe and Orla Taylor.
In 1964 the family relocated to Billings, and she graduated from Billings West High School in 1971. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Montana State University, becoming a registered nurse. She married Mike Williams, another registered nurse, and they later divorced.
Ms. Taylor worked at Billings Deaconess Hospital (Billings Clinic) in a variety of aspects of nursing. She was an operating room nurse on the heart surgical team for several years, then co-founded Antique Rose Care Management, providing personal care for patients in their homes. She had been recently offered a position at the Department of Corrections.
She represented Montana as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Miami in 1972. She also had worked for years with a veterinary clinic and was an accomplished horse rider.
Survivors include brothers, Joe and Bob of Billings and Mike of New York; and a sister, Pat of Marysville, Wash.
Public visitation was July 28 at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Private family services were planned.
Donations may be made to Community Pet Hospital, 1645 Central Ave., Billings MT 59102.