Nora Jo Taggart “JoJo" was born on December 22, 1942 in Cheyenne Wyoming, to William and Della Bagley. She was second oldest in her family, her older brother Bill Bagley, her younger sister Barbara Jenkins, and she had a baby brother who passed at birth. She graduated from Star Valley High School and then, married Eric Erickson who she had two beautiful children with, Jeff and Cindy. Nora Jo and Eric later divorced and she then married Larry Taggart in 1977, and he had two daughters, Lisa and Betsy.They had a wonderful marriage for 34 years and enjoyed many family vacations. Nora Jo started a career as a dispatcher, and she first started dispatching out of her home, she dispatched for a total of 34 years, even earning dispatcher of the year. She loved her job, and helping the community. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints, and spent most of her life in Afton, Wyoming.
Nora Jo got her nickname JoJo from a little boy she babysat that couldn’t say Nora. She has been called JoJo ever since. If any body called her Nora she gritted her teeth, JoJo was her name. JoJo was such a family oriented person. Being a grandma was her life, she would do anything and everything for any of her grandkids. JoJo loved to go on family vacations, camping with her family, scrapbooking, four wheeling, supporting her grandkids in sporting events, and cooking for her family. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Maple Springs Assisted Living in Logan Utah, where she felt this was her second home.
JoJo is survived by her son Jeffrey ( Melody) Erickson, her daughter Cindy (Dave) Jones. Lisa (Joel) Pead, and Betsy Taggart. Her Sister Barbara (LaVar) Jenkins. Her grandchildren, Daniel Erickson, Ally (Brian) Bohleen, Kyler (Devyn) Jones, Tyslee (Aaron) England, Hannah (Brock) Wright, Adam Erickson, and Rylie Jones. Tosha (Josh) Peavler, Haley (Steven) Tingey, Jessica Pead, Mason Pead, Stocker True, and Jordi (Austin) Thomas. Nora Jo had 13 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Larry Leon Taggart, her parents William and Della Bagley and her older brother Bill Bagley. Her viewing will be on Saturday September 12, from 12-1 pm, and a graveside service at the Afton Cemetery at 2pm.
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