Wilma was born April 30, 1936, in Craig to Merle and W.C. Gore. Wilma grew up in the Craig and Hayden areas and graduated in 1954 from Moffat County High School. On Oct. 3 of that same year, Wilma was married to Brice B. Taylor. Wilma and Brice settled down in the Craig area and began their family, which would grow to four children. They very much enjoyed time spent together bowling and golfing.
In 1970, Wilma began a 27-year career as an office assistant at the Colorado Department of Transportation. She was very highly regarded and made many of her lifelong friends during her time with CDOT.
Wilma was involved in a variety of groups in the community, too many to list. Two causes that were dearest to her were her time volunteering at the Museum of Northwest Colorado and her time documenting oral histories for the Moffat County Library.
On Sept. 27, 1997, Wilma married Lester (Red) H. Baker. Wilma and Red made their home in Maybell, where Wilma continued to be involved with church and community organizations.
She is survived by her husband, Red, of Craig; two daughters, Linda (Jack) Timmer, of Craig, and Sue Duffy, of Lovelock, Nev.; one son, Edward (Liz) Taylor, of Portsmouth N.H.; two sisters, Joanne (Bob) Trevenen, of Fruita, and Faye Ferguson, of Jackson, N.H.; six grandchildren, Andrea and Neisho Martinez, Jake (Stacy) Timmer, Jennifer (Jim) Bentley and Bryant and Brett Taylor; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Brice Taylor; a son, Brice B. Taylor Jr.; her parents, Merle and W.C. Gore; two sisters, Helen (Dick) Dillon and Ruth (Elmer) Hutton; two brothers, Bill (Pat) Gore and George (Carol) Gore; and granddaughter Jill Diane Martinez.