Hellen Marie Taylor Daily, 99, passed away April 18, 2021. She was born July 10, 1921 in Kansas City, Kansas to Bertha Mae Jones Taylor and Clinton A. Taylor.
Most of her childhood was spent in northern Iowa. She graduated from high school in Nora Springs, Iowa in 1940 and earned a teaching certificate from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa after which she taught for twelve years in Iowa. In 1944 she married Harold L. Daily. They had a son, Paul, and a daughter, Jean. In 1964 the family moved to Alamogordo after which Hellen received her Bachelor's Degree in Education at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM and she taught in the Alamogordo school system for thirteen years, retiring in 1985. Hellen was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Retired Teachers Association and Good Sam Club.
Survivors include her son, Paul of North Richland Hills, TX; her daughter, Jean and her husband Gene of Alamogordo; grandsons, Ryan Daily and wife Jolene, Jaron Daily and wife Michele, Eric Daily and wife Misty, Matthew Anderson and wife Cindi, and Daniel Anderson and fiance Naani Bah Garcia; great grandchildren, Colson, Everett, Taryn, Connor, Hope, Melody, Layla, Teagan, Bobby and fiance Maryel Arias, Garrett, and Abby.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; brothers, Kenneth Taylor, Nyle Taylor and Frank Stevens; sister, Betty Jean Berry; and daughter-in-law, Kathy Gilliland Daily.
Hellen requested no services; she will be laid to rest with her husband at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Otero
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