LAKE OSWEGO — Rosemary Taylor died Dec. 30. A private funeral service will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Church.

Mrs. Taylor, 95, was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Hillsboro, to John and Agatha Borowski. 

She met her husband, Robert Taylor, while working as an usherette at The Rio Theatre in Portland. They married June 30, 1945, at St. Stanislaus Church in North Portland. Mr. Taylor’s WW II service had them starting their marriage on a cross-country journey to Florida before returning to the Polish community in Portland. They eventually made their happy home in Lake Oswego, in the house Mr. Taylor had built for her and their seven children. Mrs. Taylor was a lifelong Oregonian and devout Catholic. A fond memory of hers was attending Mass officiated by Pope John Paul II in 1984. She loved dancing, sewing, baking cinnamon bread, gardening and playing the piano.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert, her son Wayne, her sister, Julia DeBellis, her son-in-law John Nahas and her great-granddaughter, Mikayla Klum.

She is survived by her children Diane Nahas, Barbara Carpenter, Julie Klum, Bob Taylor, Rose Gilbert, and James Taylor, and their spouses.

She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was most proud of being a loving mother and grandmother, and believed your health is your wealth.

The family thanks Cherry Blossom Cottage Assisted Living for their excellent care. Donations may be made to Catholic Community Services ( – Father Taaffe homes and pregnancy support services) or Catholic Radio (