Gladys Marie Taylor Sanford, 77, longtime Payson resident, died Thursday, April 11, 1991 at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah.

She was born November 11, 1913 in Payson, a daughter of John Henry and Lorena Stevens Taylor. She married Mearl J. Sanford in 1931 in Provo; he died in 1981. She was raised and educated in Payson. She has spent the last 12 winters in Salome, Arizona. She has recently been living with a daughter in St. George. She had worked as an LPN for 15 years at the Utah State Hospital. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.She is survived by a son and four daughters, Richard "Dick" Sanford, Payson; Mrs. Leo (Merlene) Daley, St. George; Lorraine Sutton, Payson; Mrs. Bob (Nancy) Greenhalgh, Cedar City; and Sandra Downey, Santaquin; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister, Melvin Taylor, Provo; Orin Taylor, Payson; and Charlotte Montague, Long Beach, California.

Services will be Monday, 1 p.m. in the Payson 18th LDS Ward Chapel, 779 South 700 West. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Sunday 6-8 p.m. or at the church Monday, 12-12:45 p.m. Burial, Payson City Cemetery.

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