Amber J. Taylor

Age 39, of Holt, MI, passed away December 19, 2018. She was born June 12, 1979, in Lansing, MI, to Douglas and Lorie Taylor.

Amber graduated from Holt High School in 1998. She worked for GM in Lansing (Delta Plant) and was a member of Local 602. She enjoyed golfing, water sports, and spending time with her kids and family. She also loved to travel with her kids and loved to be at the family cabin in Houghton Lake.

She is survived by her parents; children, Jonathan Olson and Hayley Groner; brother, Justin Taylor; sister, Bobbie Jo (Brian Alspaugh) Taylor; nephew, Colby Taylor-Johnson; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family; her special friend, Kerri Jo Henry; and her loving dog, Whoosh. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Duane and Donna Hagerman; uncle, Darren Hagerman; grandparents, Gene Taylor and Virginia Creed; aunts, Pat Hamilton and Debbie Taylor; and uncle, Les Taylor.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Her family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a college fund for her children’s education c/o her parents, Doug and Lorie Taylor, 4263 Keller Rd., Holt, MI  48842. Online condolences may be left for her family at

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Sharolyn Gonzalez
December 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Amber. I can’t even imagine how painful her loss must be. I am not in town on Saturday, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lynn & Debbie Ried
December 20, 2018 at 9:43 pm

We are so sorry for the loss of Amber. It’s hard even type her name. Our hearts go out to your entire family.
Our deepest sympathy.

Karen Reiff
December 20, 2018 at 9:51 pm

Dear Doug and Lorie,
Our hearts are breaking for you, and know that your family is in our hearts and prayers.
With sympathy,
Mark Strolle and Karen Reiff

Isabel Baker
December 21, 2018 at 7:34 am

Our deepest condolences to the Taylor Family and Friends of Amber, from GM Local 1753 CCA. Your family/friends are being held in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved daughter Amber.
On Behalf of; Chaplain Committee.

Steve Ross
December 21, 2018 at 8:12 am

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family Doug.

Yolanda Borrego
December 21, 2018 at 9:08 am

Doug and Lori Amber was a great friend and a better second mom to AC . We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs. Hold onto all the memories.

Amber your smile will forever be etched in my heart friend.

Love Yolanda

Jim and Julie Hagerman
December 21, 2018 at 10:45 am

Our hearts are broken for your family. You’re in our thoughts and sincerest prayers. God Bless and comfort you

Karen Farrington
December 21, 2018 at 11:56 am

Doug and Lorie –
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter Amber. There are no words I can say to ease the pain you must be feeling. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Kimberly Stuchell (Shaneour)
December 21, 2018 at 12:52 pm

Doug and Lori,
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Belonge
December 21, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Lorie and Doug,Justin,Bobby Jo, Kids,
Kris and I heard last night, our thoughts are with you. With a heavy heart, so sorry for your loss.
Kris, Bill , Scott

Janice (Stahl) Goulette
December 21, 2018 at 1:30 pm

I am very sorry to learn of Ambers passing.
Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers since learning of your sad loss.

Debbie Miller
December 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Dear Doug and Lorie and family, I am so so sorry for your loss, Amber was a awesome young lady, I was so glad we got to work together, back in engine dress, she loved all of you very much, I know this because she talked about all of all the time…..sending you all much hug’s and prayers, and again, I am so sorry….

Nancy Munchbach, UAW Local 1753
December 21, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Lorie and Doug, you have my deepest condolences in the loss of your child. No words can express my sorrow for you. May beautiful memories, and love from others, sustain you in this awful time!

Mike and Sandy Schutte
December 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Doug, Lorie, Justin, Billie Jo and children,

We are sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter (and mother) Amber. We will forever remember her smiling face. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Sorry we can’t be there with you. We will forever be thankful for your support when we lost Pat. Please know that Pat will be there to watch over Amber. We know how you are feeling right now (in a fog) and want you to know it will get better, you never forget the loss but it will hurt a little less eventually.

Love always,
Mike and Sandy Schutte

Steve & Pastor Shelly Long
December 21, 2018 at 3:53 pm

Doug & Lorie, Shelly an I send our deepest condolences. We will keep you and the entire Taylor family in our thoughts and prayers.
May the Lord’s hand bless you and keep you during this trying time.

Dawn Pennock
December 21, 2018 at 7:28 pm

My thoughts and prayers for the family and especially Jonathan and Hayley for their loss of their mother .
Sorry for your loss, prayers that God will lead you through these troubling times .

Mike and Lynn Kolch
December 21, 2018 at 8:44 pm

Dear Doug and Lorie,
We are so sorry for your loss of Amber. We cant even begin to imagine what a loss that is for both of you. May her wonderful memories help you get through this loss. You are in our prayers and may God help you with the sorrow and pain you are suffering. God Bless both of you and your family.

Mike and Lynn Kolch

Teresa Davis
December 21, 2018 at 11:11 pm

Lorie I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter. I could not even imagine the pain you are going through. You and your family are in my prayers.

Eugene Murchison
December 22, 2018 at 12:18 am

On behalf of the Chaplaincy committee and the Union brothers and sisters of UAW Local 602, you have our condolences and we are praying for the family of Amber J. Taylor

Eugene Murchison
UAW Local 602, Chaplain

Barbara Murray
December 22, 2018 at 1:40 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you Doug,Lorie and family in the loss of a very sweet daughter, granddaughter and mom. My heart aches for you in your loss. I remember when she and Justin would spend time with me at my video store. God bless!


Sam and Cathy Johnson
December 22, 2018 at 3:40 am

Doug and Lorie – Our hearts are aching for all of you. Amber was such a sweet and loving woman. Her children and her family were her life. Sending heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day.

Lori Dine
December 22, 2018 at 11:25 am

Jon I am unable to explain how sorry I am for your loss. You know my home is always open to you. Please know your Momma will ALWAYS be there in your heart…Just know every time you see a butterfly around you its your mom…love you Buddy

Mike and Betty Hagerman
December 22, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Doug and Lori. So sorry to hear about Amber. You and your family are in our thought and prayers.

Todd Trout
December 22, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Amber you will be missed but never forgotten. I will always remember your laugh and your smile. Local 602 loves you.

Todd Trout local 602 Chairman
RIP My friend.


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