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  • 87 years old
  • Born on February 5, 1924 in Camas, Washington, United States.
  • Passed away on March 1, 2011 in Nixa home of Jason Bourne, Missouri, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ethel Loraine (Lori) Albert Taylor Klindt who was born on February 5, 1924 and passed away on March 1, 2011. We will remember her forever.



       Ethel Loraine (Lori) A. Klindt  made her transition to a higher plain at age 87 on the morning of 03,01,2011 in her sleep, painlessly after a short illness.
       Residing in Nixa since 11,19, 2005 with her son & daughter in-law Thomas & Conetta Taylor she enjoyed attending Christ Church Unity of Springfield, MO.
       Born in Camas, (on the shores of the Columbia River in a log cabin by a midwife)  Washington 02,05,1924 to Edward Perry Albert and  Lucy Loraine Haley Albert Woodworth. She is survived by sons Steven Dale Taylor, Paul Roger Taylor and grand daughter Ambrosia Renee Taylor and step children Mary M. Childers, Dick Klindt and Dale Klindt. Preceded to the next plain by her father, mother, husband Theodore (Ted) Schnitzler Taylor, second husband Earl J. Klindt and grandson David Steven Taylor.
       Having graduated from Camas, Washington High School she worked in the war effort at Boeing Air Plane Plant  in Seattle as a rivit bucker. After becoming 21 years of age,  Lori then decided to became a WAVE in Naval Intelligence in WWII. She chose the WAVE's over the WAX because she thought the naval uniforms were better looking.  Lori join on March 4, 1945 and discharged July 8, 1948 was a Yeoman 2/C that served 2.5 years mostly in Washington D.C. and one year in Jacksonville, Florida.  While in Washington D.C. she attended the Sunday Christian Science Church and at lunch met Ted Taylor on January 19, 1947.  For Ted it was love at first sight (as supported in his diary). By August 20th 1948 they married. Both then with the G.I. Bill went to and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Menomonie.

     While attending college Lori had her 1st son Thomas Taylor. It was always joke that Tommy would be smart and a good cook since he attended all of this mother's college classes needed for her to be a Home Economics Teacher. While Ted was finishing college, Lori taught school in Spooner Wis, Ted wove and sold purses which were retailed at up scale resorts whille Tommy watched his daddy bang on the loom.  After graduating, Ted and Lori spread out a map and picked a pretty place to live which would be  Woodland Park, Colorado. Lori taught Home Ec and Ted Industrial Arts. After about a year they decided to move to Seattle, Wa.  There Ted got another industrial arts teaching position at Renton High School. Steven Dale was soon on the way and was born December 15th, 1957.  After about 3 years Ted was recruited into selling life insurance for National Public Service of Seattle. The recruiter attended the Seattle Unity Church ironically across the street from the Luthern church the were married in.

    Soon Ted was their top salesman and Lori could be a house wife and an Avon Consultant at the same time.  From Renton they move 1.6 miles away to Skyway where another child was on the way Paul Roger and born in the same Renton Hospital as Steve August 2, 1961. The insurance business was going so well that Lori & Ted bought their 1st "Dream" home in Burien, Wa  a suburb of Seattle and moved in on Paul Roger's 1st birthday. Within 3 years the economy would go so bad they would lose that home, move to Tacamo, Wa. for 6 months and then move to The Dalles, Oregon. There Lori would be a Home Ec Teacher once more and Ted would work for the Hood River Canning Factory as a dock worker.

    By 1968 things were so bad Ted moved to his father's Wolfe River Lodge in Wisconsin but was extreamly depress after about 3 month. He thought his solution would be to leave there to Unity Village, MO world headquarters for Unity.  By 1970 Ted was on his feet enough to have Tom move in with him. At the same time Lori lost her Home Ec position and went to waitressing and a cook to survive. On the verge of qualifying to food stamps, Lori told the welfare department that she needed a job and if she didn't get it she would be their next customer.  By 1972 she got a job as a State of Oregon Case worker for Adult and Family Services until she retired March 31, 1986. A retirement dinner in her honor was held at the Tapadera that night at 7:00 p.m. and an 8 oz. top sirloin was her choice.

    Also in 1970 Lori and Ted divorced. Tom lived with Ted at Unity World Headquarters and Steve and Paul with Lori in The Dalles. By 1979 Lori remaried on 2, 10, 79.  Earl J. Klindt was to become Lori's second husband. With Earl, Lori was a member of the Road Runners, The Good Sams's Club and volunteered & were greatly involved with the Senior Center where they also participated in Meals on Wheels. Earl was a Fireman for The Dalles Fire Department. Lori was also a member of Eastern Star and a local soroity.


      A Celebration of Life Ceremony was held at Christ Church Unity @ 2214 W. Seminole, Springfield, Mo. Tuesday 03,08,11 at 1:00 p.m.
    Full Military honors commenced the service and church provided a reception with food in the fellowship hall afterwards. If you knew Lori please send your stories to and contribute to her online memorial at while also getting a fuller story about her life.

Posted by Colleen Ballinger on 4th February 2012
We miss your smiling face, and soft voice. The neighborhood will never be the same. Colleen and Mike Ballinger
Posted by Sandy Sargeant on 31st March 2011
Dear Lori, you will be forever missed. I will cherish all the great times we had together. Sandy and George Sargeant
Posted by Thomas Taylor on 13th March 2011
I will miss you mom. Always so polite saying please and thank you at every opportunity. Referring to us kids and our wives as "dear ones". Always asking each day you were living with us in our home how my day was. Always never choosing what to eat at a restaurant until after we choose and choosing the same thing. These are the little everyday things I will miss. I will miss you mom.

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