Herald ‘country girl’ Taylor Steele loses her battle with cancer
Country singer Carrie Underwood, left, takes a photo with Taylor
Steele, who died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, after battling ovarian
cancer for five years.
- Celebration of life
A celebration of Taylor Steele's life will be held at 2 p.m.
today in the Liberty Ranch High School gym, 12945 Marengo Road,
Taylor requested that people dress informally and not dress in
"I'm going to wear a T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops, and I can
thank Taylor for that," said Brian Crosson, youth pastor at Horizon
Community Church, who will conduct much of today's service.
— News-Sentinel staff
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 10:41 am, Wed Aug 17, 2011.
The girl with the electric smile lost her battle with ovarian
cancer two days before what would have been her first day as a
senior at Liberty Ranch High School. Taylor Steele had already been
elected student body president.
Her family hopes to keep her legacy alive through an
organization she founded to promote cancer research and outreach.
Its title, Strong as Steele Cancer Foundation, comes from the
phrase her soccer team coined when the 17-year-old was first
diagnosed five years ago.
Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 10:41 am.