Irene L. Taylor, 85, of Pueblo West, Colo., died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010. She was born in Leytonstone, England on Oct. 26, 1924. Irene was an avid square dancer and round dancer, spending much time dancing in groups in Colorado, Arizona and Michigan. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William J. Van Alstyne, MSgt., AF retired. Irene is survived by her husband of 22 years, H. Robert Taylor; stepdaughter, Mary Elizabeth Taylor; sons, Craig (Beverly) Van Alstyne of Gwinn, Mich., Lee (Betsy) Van Alstyne of Wellington, Colo.; daughters, Marilyn (Michael) Logue of Gwinn, Mich., Glynis (Jim) Scott of Townsend, Mont. and Gisele (Ron) Parson of Colorado Springs, Colo. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Justin, Courtney, Daniel and Luke; great-grandchildren, Parker and Lexie; and a niece and nephew in England. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences,

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  1. To Bob and Irene’s children I offer my deepest sympathy. I have known Irene for many years through square dancing. She was a delightful, energetic person and will be missed by all who knew her. She always let people know what she was thinking. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the memorial service.

  2. To the family my deepest condolences. I met Irene when we both were members of Curves. She was a very fun person. I enjoyed her stories of the war. Irene would tell us of the may dances she attended and the long beautiful gowns. She said it was quite the trick to get to the bomb shelters when the sirens went off in those gowns. Irene will be missed.
    Kathy Howell

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