Mildred Yvonne Taylor

January 13, 2021

Mildred Yvonne (Branch) Taylor, known to all as Bonnie, was born to Cheston and Mildred (Love) Branch in Comanche, OK on March 28, 1936.  She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 7, 2021 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, with her husband and some of her children by her side. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Southerland and Mario Pineda officiating. Interment followed at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Bonnie attended grade school at Meridian Elementary and graduated from Comanche High School in 1954. Bonnie was an amazing basketball player and was the first freshman to be crowned as the high school basketball queen. It was in high school that she met her true love, soulmate, and best friend, Tommy Taylor.

Tommy and Bonnie were united in marriage on July 31, 1954 at the preachers house (Church of Christ) in Wichita Falls, Texas. They made their home in Meridian and Comanche where Bonnie worked as the janitor for Meridian Elementary for over 11 years. From their union, 5 children were born: Mark, Matt, Mika, Mitzi, and Marla. They were lovingly referred to as Tommy and Bonnie Taylor and the 5M’s. All 5 of her kids graduated from Meridian Elementary and Comanche High School. There were 2 things that Bonnie loved as much, if not more than her kids, her grandbabies and great-grandbabies. You could not visit with her for more than 5 minutes without hearing a story or two about her pride and joy, her grandbabies.

Bonnie had many hobbies/loves in her life. She used to belong to a trick water skiing team when younger. She loved to travel and her favorite time was spent at Lake Texoma on Little Glasses Point with all of her family where she loved to go jug fishing. She was always known for her beautiful yard where she would spend hours every day working in it. One of Bonnie’s greatest loves was traveling/supporting Comanche Indian Sports. She and Tommy loved to watch the boys and girls high school basketball teams.

She leaves behind her husband Tommy; her five kids: Mark Taylor and wife Stacie, Matt Taylor and wife Sherry, Mika Swanson and husband Kerry, Mitzi Powers and husband Andy, and Marla Presgrove and Paul Martin; her thirteen grandkids: Shane Taylor and wife Tammy, Misty Chaney and husband Sean, Blake Miller, Brandon Barker, Krystal Newsom, Tiffani Dillon and husband Zack, Mikayla McCormick and husband Brett, Taylor Swanson and wife Sara, Clint Powers and wife Jordan, Caylee Boyd and husband Blake, Felicia Moore and husband Cooper, and Lexus Presgrove; twenty three great-grands: Madison Taylor, Mason Taylor, Raylee Chaney, Tate Taylor, Emi Taylor, Adri Miller, Corbin Barker, Daly Newsom, Blakely Montgomery, Zadien Satepauhoodle, Foster Dillon, Indie Dillon, McKenzie McCormick, McKinley McCormick, McKeon McCormick, Bryson McCormick, Allie Ledford, Rayne Anderson, Kylee Powers, Beckett Boyd, Baker Boyd, Collins Boyd, and Cameron Moore; one brother : Jackie Branch and wife Karin; she had several nieces and nephews and numerous close friends.

Bonnie was preceded in death by a grandson: Mitch Dewayne Taylor; her parents: Cheston and Mildred Branch; one brother: Alton Branch; and one sister: Barbara Ellis.

Pallbearers will be Shane Taylor, Sean Chaney, Blake Miller, Brandon Barker, Zack Dillon, Clint Powers, Taylor Swanson, Btett McCormick, Blake Boyd, Cosper Moore, Mason Taylor, and Daly Newsom; and honorary pallbearer Mitch Taylor

Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie Hill Church of Christ, Comanche.

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Comanche Funeral Home