Nancy Jane Murray, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Apr. 14, 2009. She was born in Detroit, Mich. on October 2, 1940, to the late Nora and Cecil Butrum. She will be missed greatly by her children, Shawn (Julia) Tayler and Kirk (Debbie) Tayler both of Reno Nev, Erin Ann (Joseph) Barker of Pueblo and Emma Tayler of Reno Nev. She is also survived by her grandchildren, whom she adored, Madison and Jordan Tayler, Samantha, Morgan and Austin Tayler, and Jacob and Jessica Barker; her sister, Mary Ann (Richard) Brady of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; two brothers, Mike (Sarah) Butrum of Asheville, N.C. and Jim (Judy) Butrum of Auburn Hills, Mich.; as well as her wonderful nieces and nephews; and her best friend for over 40 years, Jean Pelham of Longmont, Colo. The world has lost an exceptional woman with a great smile and a quick wit, but heaven has gained an angel. As per her request, cremation has taken place with private family services to follow. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Erin & Kirk,
    We are so sad to learn of your Mom’s unexpected passing. Your Mom was always so joyful and kind. She touched many lives and will be missed by many. Your families are in our prayers and our hearts.

    Melissa (Nims) & Jim Bohnsack

  2. Dear Erin, Joe, Jacob and Jessica, I am so sorry to hear of the loss or your mother and grandmother. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Your neighbors,Esther, Peggy, Marissa and Hugh.

  3. Dear Shawn, Kirk, and Erin,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. We are still in a state of shock and disbelief. We will miss her giggle and her beautiful smile. She meant so much to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Dear Erin,

    I loved your Mom…she brought so much kindness and love to our family. I’ve never met anyone quite like her…she was beautiful inside and out and I enjoyed her friendship so much.
    Please know that we are with you in our thoughts, prayers, and memories of your precious Mom. Peace to you all and my sincere condolences.

    Carla Jahn-Throndson

  5. Erin Ann, Shawn, & Kirk,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sad for your loss and for the unexpectedness of it. I pray that you will find comfort in one another and in the memories that you have of your mom.

    I had such a fun time getting to visit with Aunt Nancy in the summer of 1999 at my Dad and Sarah’s wedding in N.C. She was such a sweetheart!

    Love and hugs to you all,
    Anne & family

  6. Dear Erin,

    Larry and I were deeply saddened to know your mother passed away. We know what a difficult time this is for you and your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    God bless you all!

    Larry and Joyce Nims

  7. For the last 3 years of my mom’s life Nancy was her primary caregiver. She quickly became a close friend and I would eventually consider her a part of our family. She was a warm and unique woman and I will miss her.

    Chuck Jahn

  8. Nancy was an angel. She made a situation that was difficult for me an enjoyable one by having her at my house. Nancy was fun to talk to and had a great heart. She took care of my grandma, and even after my grandmothers death she still continued to remain a part of both my life and family. She will be greatly missed. Love you nancy.

    Christopher Jahn

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