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Duane W.Taylor “Grandpa”

Posted by Jenn on November 8, 2007

Duane W. Taylor    
Duane W. Taylor 1938 ~ 2007 PRICE- Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Duane W. Taylor, 69, passed away November 7, 2007 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Born April 25, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Wallace J. and Marjorie McBeth Taylor. Graduated from South High School, where he was a member of the ROTC and joined the paratroopers in the Utah National Guard after graduation. He married Joan Mash on September 1, 1959 in Salt Lake City at the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Duane rode with the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Posse many years winning multiple competition awards. He worked with his father at the family-owned Wally Taylor TrucKar Service station in Salt Lake City. He went to work at Skagg’s Drug Center, eventually becoming a store manager in Price, Utah. He opened and co-owned Cleo’s Fabrics for several years and eventually worked as the collection manager at the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum. While there, he developed a love of paleontology and the prehistory of Utah. Several years ago he and Joan began practicing music with friends every Monday night at their home and eventually started the Nine Mile Players. They performed for groups and gatherings around the area until just recently. He enjoyed shooting and was known to his competitive cowboy shooting friends as “Buck”. He enjoyed scouring the hills of Carbon and Emery counties with museum employees searching for fossils and dinosaur bones and volunteered there for many years. He was a founding member of the local chapters of Utah Statewide Archeological Society and Utah Friends of Paleontology. He was partners in T and L Livestock with his close friend Ross Lindsay and founded T and A Sweeping with local businessman Jon Anast. Survived by his wife, Joan, Price; daughters, Christine (Blair) Allred, Salt Lake City; Karen (Layne) Miller, Price; Cathy (Todd) Richardson, Price; grandchildren, Taylor Miller, Ashley (Ed) Elliott, Austin Allred, Travis, Tanner and Trey Richardson; sister, DonnaAnn Fellows, brother, Robert J. Taylor; five step grandchildren, Scott, Aimee, Brandon, Jennifer, Melisa; and many loving step great-grandchildren, foster grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside service, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, 11 a.m., Cliffview Cemetery. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main in Price Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 -10:45 a.m. In remembrance of Duane’s love of paleontology, contributions may be made to the CEU Prehistoric Museum.
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