Obituary

Annette Joy Taylor

October 28, 1955 - December 29, 2021

Annette Joy (Zinsli) Taylor, 66 of Everett Washington, passed away on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021 at her home that she shared with her partner of 16 years, Kindle Greth.

Annette was born October 28, 1955 to Richard and Gudrun Zinsli in Beach, North Dakota.  After a record breaking snow and cold wave the family decided to move to a warmer climate of Renton, Washington.  Growing up, the family would take summer road trips back to visit family in the Montana/North Dakota area.  Annette grew up attending St Anthony’s Catholic Church and graduated from Kent-Meridian High School in 1974.

In 1982, Annette married Michael Taylor whom she met through her lifelong childhood friend Ellyne Peterson Tosner.  Their daughter Terra was born in 1983 and their son Elliot in 1988. They lived in the Kent and Auburn area and eventually moved to Livermore, California for several years, and then to Beach, North Dakota in 1994 to raise their family. Annette loved to take her kids to the lake, or to the swimming pool.  She would plan picnics or BBQs, bike rides or horse rides, she also volunteered for her children’s school trips. Annette would fully decorate her home for every holiday and loved to host family for dinner. She was an adventurous and fun spirited mother.  Whether Annette was hosting a town Fall Festival, taking part in the garden club, teaching an art class or working in their family Café, Annette was always a diligent worker, homemaker, caring mother and community servant. At the end of her marriage in 2002 life brought her back to Kent, Washington to be closer to her parents and brothers.  Throughout life Annette was a consummate caregiver for her family and often put the needs of others ahead of her own.

In 2005, through another of her lifelong friends, Connie and Rick Williamson, she was introduced to her loyal companion and partner till the end, Kindle Greth.  The two enjoyed traveling, going to car shows and generally being silly together.   But Annette’s true passion in life was being a Grandmother to Henry and Dakota. She loved spending as much time with them as possible and they filled her with such pride and joy.

Annette loved her family, near and far, immediate or distant relative, double cousin or related by marriage, she held all the sentiment in the world for her family. If you were lucky enough to be called her friend, then you too were considered her family.   Her door was always open and she wanted everyone to come visit and stay the night.

Along with Annette’s nurturing side she had a strong connection to nature and loved being outside, by the ocean or watching the clouds or stars. She had a spiritual connection to the earth and its creatures. Especially squirrels. Her family is blessed to be able to fully complete her life circle with Recompose and will have her body turned into soil that will enrich the earth and they take comfort in knowing she left this place better than she found it.  A “laying in” ceremony will be conducted for family via Zoom on Friday January 28th.  If you would like the link please email [email protected] Annette is preceded into death by her beloved parents, Gudrun (Bakken) and Richard Zinsli, and her baby brother Eric Zinsli, and she is survived by her partner Kindle Greth, brother Mark Zinsli, her children Terra Taylor and Elliot Taylor and her grandchildren Henry Scott and Dakota Taylor.

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