Derry, NH — Jaime E. Taylor-Harper, 37, of Derry, NH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at her parents’ home in Derry following a courageous struggle with a brain tumor. She was born on June 18, 1976, in Boston, MA, a daughter of Benjamin F. and Joanna (Williams) Taylor. Jaime was a resident of Derry for most of her life. She graduated from Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, FL with a bachelor’s degree. She also went to school for massage therapy and worked as a Massage Therapist for Serendipity Day Spa in Concord. Jaime had a zest for life and was a multifaceted woman with many interests. She enjoyed photography, traveling the world and gourmet cooking using organic and natural ingredients. Jaime was extremely creative and artistic. Jaime wrote a children’s book that her father, Benjamin, illustrated. But her passion was music. She had recorded two albums, the most recent being “Old Soul, New Generation.” She was also in a band, Jaime Taylor and the Element and taught music lessons.
In addition to her parents, she is also survived by her husband, Mark Harper; three stepchildren she loved as her own, Jamie, Michael, and Daniel Harper; one sister, Carolyn V. Pierce; two brothers, Benjamin S. Taylor and Timothy N. Taylor; one nephew, David Taylor; maternal grandfather, Carl B. Williams and his wife, Rollande; aunts, Gretchen Freeman and Lauren Williams; uncle, Larry Baptiste; mother-in-law, Linda Jackson and her husband, Rich, as well as many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 4 – 8 p.m. at Pentucket Baptist Church, 8 East Road, Atkinson, NH. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, at 11 a.m. in the Pentucket Baptist Church with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made in Jaime’s memory to the National Brain Tumor Society at www.defeatGBM.org or www.braintumor.org. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry is handling the arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.