Claudette L. Taylor - March 30, 2015

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RAVENA - Claudette L. Taylor, age 69, entered into eternal life surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 30, following a brief illness. Born in Albany on February 19, 1946, she was the daughter of Edna F. Kniffen of Ravena, NY, and Lake Wales, FL, and the late Paul R. Falkner, Sr. Claudette is remembered for being active in the Girl Scouts as a scout and troop leader, past treasurer of the Hannacrois Chapter and present Chaplin of the On-ti-ora Chapter NSDAR, VFW, RC PTO, RCS STAR, RCS Sports Association, Athens Lighthouse Committee and NESCOT. She was an avid fan of NASCAR. Claudette worked for many years for the NYS Dept. of Health, NYS Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and NYS Office of General Services. She retired as a telecommunications specialist.

      She is survived by her daughter Bonnie (Doug) Keyer of Alcove, son Scott Goyer of Mooresville, NC, brother Paul R. (Jeanette) Falkner, Jr. of Hannacroix, and sister Judith (James) Jeune of Selkirk. She will be missed dearly by her grandchildren Dylan, Brittany, and Brianna Keyer, as well as two nephews and several other close family members. She was pre-deceased by her husband Richard S. Taylor.

      Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 2, from 4pm-7pm at Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  A funeral service will be held at 10am on Friday, April 3, at the Babcock Funeral Home with internment at the Mountain View Cemetery in New Concord, NY.

     Donations in Claudette’s memory may be made to the Ravena Rescue Squad, PO Box 144,  Ravena, NY 12143.