Deborah Kay Golden, age 60, of Elgin, passed away on October 30, 2020. Deborah was born January 16, 1960 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised by her loving parents, Park Taylor and Marie Lequre Taylor.

Deborah graduated from Frederick Von Steuben High School, Class of 1978, and then went on to Truman Community College in uptown Chicago, earning a degree in accounting and business finance.

Deborah met her husband, Gary, when they were both working part-time at a 7-11. They went square dancing at St. James Lutheran on their first date, and they later married in that same church. They were happily married for 21 years.

Deborah liked going to the beach, and watching comedies, horror movies, and TV dramas such as Criminal Minds and Law & Order: SVU. She also liked good music (like Prince) and dancing, hanging out with family, and her puppy, Mischa.

Deborah loved to cook and eat, and had many cookouts in her backyard. She also enjoyed getting her nails done, and playing card and board games with her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Loved ones will remember her as unique, with an awesome sense of humor. Everything was special, from her laugh to the way she added a little something extra to everything she did.

Deborah was preceded in death by her “Daddio,” Park Taylor.

Deborah is survived by her husband, Gary Golden; daughter, Sarah Michelle White; mother, Marie Taylor; siblings, Charley Taylor, Lisa Swee, Lili Taylor, Park Taylor, and Duffy Taylor; grandchildren, Johnathan Alexander White (“Ham”), Ashlee Jeanine Ramirez (“Beans”), Bobbie Rae Nicole Ellis (“Baby”), Mychal Jordan Pryor, Jr., Izaiah Jordan Pryor, and Eriq Jordan Pryor; and many friends.

Visitation will be 5:00pm until funeral service at 7:00pm, Monday, November 9, 2020 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Michael Murschel will be officiating.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time. Face masks are required to enter the facility.

To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via (Meeting ID: 912 0563 2522, Password: 331798).

Interment will be private.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

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