Taylor Nicole Blair, 33, of Fort Collins, passed away October 17, 2021.
She was born February 27, 1988, to Jack and Joan (Schulte) Blair in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The family moved to Nebraska and then settled in Colorado when she was 8 years old.
Taylor graduated from Arapahoe High School in 2006. She moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She then attend the University of Denver where she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Animal Assisted Social Work, Traumatology and Mental Health Counseling. She worked as a co-case worker for Weld County, a HC Health Therapist for the State of Colorado, and the Neurofeedback Clinic of Northern Colorado.
Taylor had many sides and interests. She was always keeping herself involved in sports, school, and helping others with her Master’s education in Social Work. She was anchored through family. Her life was art; she lived it. She took her knowledge and personal experience and used them to help anyone she could reach. She took up positions with organizations such as the Department of Human Services, NeuroFeedback Clinic of Northern Colorado, Weld County as a case worker, and juvenile probation to aid in the recovery and protection of youth, just to name a few. She had an unparalleled need to help and fix anything and anyone she could. No matter the situation she would help find the way to highlight the positive in situations and keep moving forward; just one of her natural gifts with the world.
She was a red belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and enjoyed playing club soccer and in-line hockey.
When Taylor wasn’t studying or competing in a sport she was spending time with her “babies,” her beloved dogs. She loved to be in nature. Her spirit was free. In the most recent years her favorite interests have been camping, building fires, and going to festivals and concerts of her favorite musical artists; one of which was her boyfriend Nick Urban. She was unbelievably talented with any medium she chose. However, the most awe-inspiring piece of art she has left behind is her life: Vividly Colorful, Inspirational, Beautiful.
Taylor will be dearly missed by friends and family and we wish to celebrate her life in the brightest of lights as she now flies with the angels.
Taylor is survived by her boyfriend Nick Urban of Fort Collins; parents Jack and Joan Blair of Windsor; siblings Casey (Courtney) Blair of Johnstown, Jesse (Kristen) Blair of Aurora, and Kailyn Blair of Windsor; grandparents Cyril Schulte of Carroll, Iowa and Marilyn Blair of Dubois, Nebraska; aunts and uncles Janet (Rod) Knaak of Omaha, Nebraska, John (Kathy) Blair of Vista, California, Jackie (Tim) Flynn of Orlando, Florida, Jamie Rodriguez of Orlando, Florida, Monika Brady of Overland Park, Missouri, Ericka (Jerry) Latimer of Omaha, Nebraska, Sherry Rogers of Omaha, Nebraska, Bob (Karin) Schulte of Williamsburg, Iowa, Mary Janning of Omaha, Nebraska, Tricia (Jim) Elliston of Omaha, Nebraska, nephews Jesse James Jr Blair of Aurora and Ozias Blair of Johnstown; and numerous cousins.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents Hilda Schulte, Albert Blair and Rod and Nita Rodriguez; uncles Jim Schulte, Bruce Rogers and James Blair; aunts Jane Blair, Joyce Schulte, and Kimberly Blair; and cousin Jason McCleaney.
A celebration of Taylor’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 25, 2021 at Marks Funeral Chapel, 9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, Colorado. A reception will follow at the Windsor Community Recreation Center, 250 N. 11th Street, Windsor.
Online condolences may be made at www.marksfuneralservice.com.
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