Megan Montgomery Taylor, 32, of Paonia, Colorado, passed away on November 14, 2021. She was born May 30, 1989, in Alamosa, Colorado. Megan is survived by husband Andrew Taylor(Paonia), their three children, Trenton, 5, Clara, 3, Paxton, 2 months; her parents Mark and Julie Faucett (Montrose, CO) her sister Blake Faucett (Dylan Adams)(Hobe Sound, Florida), paternal grandmother Joan Faucett (Mt. Vernon, MO) and maternal grandparents John and Patty Cryer (Mt.Vernon, MO) plus many other extended family members. She was preceded in death by daughter, Eleana, and paternal grandfather Leo Faucett.
Megan’s husband and children, coupled with her Christian faith and relationship with God were of utmost importance to her. Megan loved her husband and children tremendously and always wanted the best for them, even as she dealt with her own health struggles in recent years. Megan and Andrew were married August 15, 2009, in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her husband, Andrew, says of her, “She was the sweetest, most loving woman I’ve ever met. I think most importantly she was never weak in faith. God was always number one. Through these hard times she never wavered in her faith in God. She was so serving to her family and always put others first.” Megan loved doing life with Andrew as demonstrated by her support of his work, spending time with him at church, as well as camping, hunting, backpacking and hiking. A highlight for her was their trip to Alaska. Megan focused greatly on ensuring her children’s spiritual and academic development. She wanted to make sure they knew of Jesus’ love through prayer, church activities, books, songs, friends, and fellowship. She also loved spending time with them in the mountains. Friends and those who knew her always mention her sweet nature and that her quiet spirit was so calming. Her faith, even in the face of adversity, was an example and gave hope to many. She enjoyed worshipping and fellowship at the Paonia Church of Christ, and especially enjoyed her friendships there.
Megan’s fortitude and pioneering spirit always shone through as she learned how to hunt, quilt, refinish furniture, remodel their home, and make all kinds of foods from scratch. She very much enjoyed visiting with extended family via phone, as well as taking trips to see them. She remained close to both her and Andrew’s extended families, including parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and many nieces and nephews. Her heart for children and animals was always evident. She enjoyed caring for their family dogs and rabbit.
Growing up, Megan enjoyed a wide variety of sports such as basketball and golf, as well as spending time with her parents and sister in the outdoors. When Megan’s mom found her at the top of the door jamb at two years of age, her parents knew it was time to put her into gymnastics. Megan and her sister, Blake, played countless hours outside on the trampoline, shooting hoops, scoring soccer goals, and wrestling with their dad. Megan always put forth maximum effort, as she also excelled in academics. She was a standout in high school golf, qualifying for the state tournament 3 years. When approached about golf scholarships, she chose to focus on academics in college. When asked about this, Megan, always the practical one, said, “I’ll make a lot more money in physical therapy than I would playing golf.” She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, earning the top one percent of the entire graduating class, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from CU Boulder. She practiced physical therapy until she decided to stay home with her children. Even after that, she was always willing to help anyone that had a question about an injury and kept up on Physical Therapy professional development.
Megan’s sweet spirit and light will continue to shine as we carry a piece of her with us for always.
Megan had this Bible verse written on her counter at her home:
“For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
To help with expenses a GoFundMe has been set up at
entitled “Help support Megan Taylor’s family.”
Memorial contributions can be made to Mountain States Children’s Home and the Paonia Church of Christ.