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In Honor of Jill Taggart Homer

Created by Homer Family

Jill Taggart Homer

Jill Taggart Homer passed away on August 12, 2017. She fought cancer with tenacity and grace for three years. We are tremendously proud of her, and we will greatly miss her.

Jill was a remarkable woman. Before all else, she was a wife, a mother, and—for her last few months—a delighted grandmother. She was also a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Her family was the center of her world. Jill played many roles in life, but motherhood was her masterpiece.

She also sang beautifully, loved lilac trees, and almost never lost at ping-pong. Her smile was brilliant and she had a playful sense of humor. She was always game for an adventure, and lived a life full of them.

Jill had a special gift for helping others feel cared for. You felt uplifted around her. Every guest got a warm greeting and a chocolate on their pillow. She loved—and was loved by—so many people. Her soul was quietly and thoroughly selfless. Even at the height of illness, her concern and energy were centered on the people she loved.

Most importantly, she lived always as a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. She loved and worked hard for the Lord and other people, and was a whole-hearted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jill was born on May 4th, 1964, in Ogden, UT to Glen and Sharol Taggart. She was the youngest of six children, and is survived by her mother, Sharol, and her siblings Doug, Becky, Connie, Rick and Keith. She married Collin Homer in 1984. He was her sweetheart and best friend. They raised four children, all now married: Dustin (Courtney); Jayna (Jake); Jake (Katie); and Shannon (Lincoln). Two grandsons, Anson and Callan, had some precious time with their Grandma as well.

Jill made us all better people for being in our lives. Jill wanted her battle with cancer to contribute to better treatments for others. In lieu of flowers, we suggest a donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in her honor.

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Guest Book



1. Cierra Treloar
Jill made me a better, more loving person. The love I got from Jill was a new one for me, and I am so grateful to have known and learned it.
2. Collin Homer
3. Anonymous
4. Whitney Kringel
5. Rene Downs
6. James Vogelmann
I was very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences. Jim Vogelmann
7. John Dwyer
In honor of Jill Taggart-Homer on behalf of the Science and Applications Branch, U.S. Geological Society EROS Center, Sioux Falls, SD.
8. Anonymous
9. Friends from SRFS
10. Douglas J Shinneman
11. Kami Marriott
Becky and family - my love and thoughts are with you at this time. Kami Marriott
12. Jen Sung
Your family are in our thoughts and prayers
13. Nan Collins
Love you guys...
14. Elizabeth Morris
We never had the privilege of knowing Jill personally, but we live next door to Rick and Michelle, and we wanted them and the entire Taggart and Homer family to know how very sorry we are for your loss. We wish you all peace and comfort. Love, Beth and Adam Morris
15. Steven Knick
16. Thomas Loveland
I am so sorry to learn of Jill's passing. I hope time and research advances will help bring peace to you and others.
17. Paige Kirby
I am so, so sorry for your loss. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
18. Kirby and Debby Shroll
Lines from a favorite poem: "The gift of love lasts forever ... It cannot be taken from us. The gift of love is the true inheritance of our hearts. We carry it with us every day. And we pass it on, just as it was given to us."
19. BVHS 2004
In loving memory of a beautiful soul that was called home to early in life.
20. Nancy Choi
Thinking of all the Homers and sending much love.
21. David Pyke
22. Development Gateway
From all your friends at Development Gateway, we wish the Homer family peace during this difficult time.
23. The Tenbrink Family
With great respect for Jill and her family who fought the good fight as long as they could with grace and determination but always relying on God's will. May their journey now benefit others.
24. President and Mama Winn
"We do not doubt our mothers knew it."
25. Gabriel Senay
My deepest condolences to the family. May you all get the strength to cope with the great loss of Jill. Amen.
26. Sarah Lontine
Sending love and prayers to your family!
27. Fernando Ferreyra
28. Anonymous
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Homer family
29. Taryn Davis
I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. She sounds like an amazing woman, and I'll be keeping your family in my prayers.
30. Joshua Powell
31. Teresa Ingram Schlegel
Jill was a a neighbor and friend. She truly had the brightest most infectious smile. She was kind an considerate. My mother was a widow and Jill treated her with kindness and respect when they saw each other. I have the fondest of memories and wish piece and love to her family in their time of need.
32. Margaret Babcock
May the research continue in earnest until this dreadful disease no longer exists.
33. Rick Johnson
34. Anonymous
35. Michelle Albrecht
In honor of my brave friend!
36. Debra (Favero) Meenderink
Jill was a beautiful woman inside and out. When I think of her, the words that come to mind are "The true example of God's, love and compassion. What a beautiful example her life was. We should all try to emulate her beautiful spirit in our own lives.
37. Anonymous

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