Age: 35 • Williston, VT.
Jaime-Lynn Elizabeth-Anne Taylor-Danner was born on February 19, 1980, in Marlton, New Jersey, to Brenda LaVigne (Winooski, VT) and Lawrence Taylor (Rose Staples) Jackson, NJ. Jaime-Lynn passed away peacefully on August 24, 2015, in Williston, Vermont, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Jaime-Lynn graduated from Winooski High School, and received her Bachelor of Arts from Johnson State College. Jaime-Lynn worked for many years as a paraeducator at SD Associates, and was recently promoted to Human Resources Coordinator within that company. Jaime-Lynn was an avid supporter of Stand Up 2 Cancer. She was also a vocal supporter of Native American rights and the protection of gray wolves.
Jaime-Lynn’s sparkling personality lit up any room she entered, attracting numerous friends that she considered family. A purveyor of fashion, she loved to shop for outrageous and glamorous clothing, particularly corsets and costumes. One of her prized possessions was her eclectic wardrobe, and she wanted to be sure that Brenna, her niece and kindred spirit of fashion and music, inherited it. She hated pants, and only wore them if she had to. She loved Marilyn Manson, the Spice Girls, horror films, romantic comedies, fantasy literature, fairies and anything Celtic. At the age of thirty, Jaime-Lynn decided to become a ballerina, developing a deep love and passion for dance; she showed us all that you can truly do anything if only you have the desire to do so.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Anne and Richard Taylor, and her maternal grandfather, Harvey J. LaVigne. Jaime-Lynn is survived by her beloved husband, Handsome Will Danner, whom she met five years ago and married this year, an individual as unique as Jaime-Lynn that made her ecstatically happy, never leaving her side during her illness. She is also survived by her parents, her sisters Brandy Hazen (Charles) Essex Junction, VT, Angel Taylor (Mark Mumley) Fort Myers, FL, Ashley Cordero (Keith) Jackson, NJ, and Eileen Loughman (Gregg) Lincoln, NE, her brothers Ricky Crawford (Shelley) Rockingham, VT and Lawrence Taylor Jr. (Debbie) North Dumpling Island, CT, her maternal grandmother Bette LaVigne (Newport, NH), as well as a loving host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins. Jaime-Lynn is also survived by her mother-in-law, Helen Barrett (David Indenbaum) Sharon, VT, who has continuously provided love and support to Jaime-Lynn and her whole family during this time, as well as her brother-in-law, Jesse Danner, (St. Albans, VT), her father-in-law Jeff Danner and her step father Paul Brown. Jaime-Lynn is survived by an extended family of dear friends who truly enriched her life, just as she enriched theirs.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stand Up 2 Cancer, or to The Vermont Respite House in Williston, VT. Her family would like to thank the compassionate and caring staff at The Vermont Respite House for taking such incredible care of Jaime-Lynn.
A memorial tribute will be held Saturday, August 29, from 4p.m. to 6p.m., at the VFW, 6 Maple Street, Winooski, VT, 05404. Following the tribute, there will be a celebration of her life. A celebration that will be outrageous, just like our fabulous JLT.
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