01/18/1956 - 12/03/2020

Helen Ann Grabowicz Taylor of Gilbert, Arizona, was born on January 18, 1956, daughter of Daniel and Matilda Grabowicz in Chicago, Illinois, and passed away on December 3, 2020.

Helen grew up in Wheeling, Illinois, graduating from Wheeling High School. There, she played flute in the band. She graduated early, earned her Associate Degree in nursing from Harper College, and started her career at age 19. She was still working and planning to retire after 45 years in the nursing field.

At 21, she was introduced and baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At 24, she met and married Wallace Taylor. They raised 6 children. She was a lover of animals, especially her cats.

She is preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Matilda Grabowicz, and brother James Grabowicz. She is survived by her sister Rosemary Davis, brother John J. Grabowicz II; son: Wallace S. Taylor II (Kendall); daughters: Natalie Miller (Nathan), Lauren Taylor, Renee Taylor (Ashley), Andrea Taylor, Marcelle Kimble (Adam); 9 grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Services were held on December 10, 2020


  • This was lovely

  • Gary Hedberg '69

    On behalf of the Wheeling High School Class of 1973 I would like to extend their collective sympathies and condolences to Helen’s family at her passing. May she find peace and happiness in the hands of God.

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