On the beautiful fall afternoon of Tuesday November 15th, our sweet momma, grandma, great grandma, sister, aunt\nand friend, Rayona Taylor Gale Anderson, slipped peacefully into our Heavenly Fathers loving arms at the\nage of 92. She was born in Castle Gate, Utah on June 27, 1929 to Ruby Theora Seeley and William Melvin Taylor.\n\nShe was born to a family of four girls and has three sisters, Arlene, Rita Mae and Dixie, with Rayona being the\nsecond oldest. When she was a baby, the family moved to the small mining town of Consumers, Utah but soon\nreturned to Castle Gate. Rayona didn't learn to talk until she was a bit older. They had a neighbor lady who cursed\nall the time and mom would stand at the open window listening to her, so naturally moms first words were curse\nwords! \n\nRayona attended elementary school and had a wonderful childhood growing up in Castle Gate. She would\ntake any dare she was given and was often found lying in the middle of the road waiting to see if a car would stop or\ngo over her! She would tighten up her stomach and let the boys punch her to see just how tough she was. She was\nthe tomboy of the town! \n\nShe attended Jr. High in Helper and Sr. High school in Price and was a very good student, often getting straight A's! Rayona was a gorgeous girl and often had many suitors, she was sweet and beautiful.\n\nRayona married LaVoy B. Gale at the age of 18 in the Manti Temple on July 22nd, 1947. They lived in Helper,\nand Martin, Utah. They had seven children; Brent, Linda, Debbie, Randy, Penny, LaVoy (Butch) and Terry. They\nlater divorced and mom's parents bought her a home in Castle Gate. Mom was a loving, caring, very patient and\nhard working mother. She later met John Anderson and they were married on November 21,1969 in Castle Gate.\nThey were sealed in the Manti Temple on January 9,1988.\n\nJohn had 9 children; Grace, Bonnie, Gay Linn, Laura Lee, Roger, Joleen, Boyd, Kelly and Sandra. They moved their\nlarge family to John's home in Huntington, Utah. Several children were married or out of the house by this time, but 10 out of 16 is still a large number of children in one house! When Rayona was 42, after two years of marriage, she and John decided to add to their already large family and Kara Rae was born to a house full of siblings! Rayona loved being a mom and she was very good at it. Five years later another sweet baby girl arrived. Camie Danielle joined the large family when Rayona was 47 years old! What joy and happiness these two have brought to their parents.\n\nOur mom, what a wonderful lady! She loved gardening, and had a green thumb like no other. She'd have kids\npolishing plants until they shined! Her flower garden was beyond amazing! Her tomato plants were larger than you\ncan imagine and just as productive. She raised all of us kids with only one bathroom and no shower, and still\nmanaged to make sure we stayed clean! She was an incredible seamstress and very picky, just ask those of us\ngirls who learned how to sew! She was amazing and worked until she was 70 yrs old. She tried to retire earlier,\nbut they begged her to come back. Mom has always been a worker! She mopped the kitchen floor every morning and can you imagine the laundry and the cooking?\n\nRayona was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a quiet, sweet\ntestimony of our Savior. She served in many positions, her last being the Nursery Leader with John at age 85! Lucky\nkids! After all, they were expert kid lovers. Mom kept our household laughing with her simple naiveness. Always\ndoing something silly by choice or by accident you could never be sure. Not a more loving kind sweet soul could\nhave done what she has done. Loving many and blessing so many lives. We are more than honored to call her our\nsweet momma, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and friend! We will be ever so grateful.\n\nShe is survived by a sister Dixie Richens (Jim) Taylorsville\nHer children:\nBrent Gale (Vonnie) Grand Jct. CO.\nLinda Hiatt (Cary) (deceased) Darby, Montana\nDebbie Jones (Gary)(deceased)Grand Jct, CO\nRandy Gale (Karen) Fruita CO\nPenny Johnson Dalley (John) Preston, ID\nLaVoy(Butch)Gale (Diane) Tuscon, AZ\nTerry Gale (Greg)(deceased)Elizabeth, CO\nHis children:\nLaura Lee Cox (Duane) Huntington,UT\nJoleen Huntington (Paul) Orangeville,UT\nSandra Crowther (Boyd) Taylorsville\nKelley Anderson Tooele UT\nTheir children:\nKara Pullan (Chaffin), Hurricane, Ut\nCamie Stilson (Doug), Orangeville, Ut\nTheir 45 grandchildren and 90 1/2 great -grandchildren.\nHer constant companion Tag.\n\nShe was preceded in death by ex-husband LaVoy B. Gale and husband John Phillip Anderson, her parents William\nand Ruby Taylor, sisters Arlene Wilstead & Rita Mae Farrish, sons-in-law: Corey (Penny) Johnson, Gary\n(Debbie) Jones, Greg (Terry Gale) Kissinger and Cary (Linda) Hiatt, stepdaughters: Grace Marie (Jan) Johnson,\nBonnie Ruth (Rodney) Wilde and Gay Linn Anderson, stepsons: John Roger Anderson, Boyd Kurt Anderson and\ngranddaughters Berdette and Janette Wilde, grandson John Ian Anderson and great granddaughter Charity Cox.\n\nWe'd like to thank the doctors, hospice and staff at Legacy Village for their amazing care. Kim, Lizette, Trenaisa,\nSasha, Veronica, Sam, Denise, and the many caregivers that loved our sweet momma so kindly. A special thanks to\nher friends Barbara , Pam and Jeri for visiting her. Also all the sweet ladies that sit with her at the table.\n\nServices will be held on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at 12:00 PM at the LDS Church at 115 South 400 East in\nHuntington, Utah.\nViewing prior to service 11:00 - 11:45 AM.\nViewing Friday, November 19, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.\nLivestreaming of the service will be available on the Fausett Mortuary Facebook Page. \n\nInterment will be in the Huntington City Cemetery. Friends and family may sign the on-line guest book and share memories of Rayona at www.fausettmortuary.com.