Robert Eldon Taylor, age 72, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 196, in Ogden.
He was born May 4, 1924 in Ogden, Utah, the son of Eldon Levi and Olive Ann Burt Taylor. He graduated from South High School and attended the LDS Business College, the University of Utah and Weber State College.On August 9, 1946, he married Lucille Marie Grossen in Oakland, California; their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple December 5, 1946.
He served in the Navy during World War II and also served in the Naval Reserve. He worked at Hill Air Force Base for more than 30 years, retiring in 1974. He later drove a school bus for the Weber County Schools. He has lived in Salt Lake City, Sunset, Roy, Ogden, Arizona and Oregon, and traveled extensively throughout the United States over the past 12 years.
A member of the LDS Church, he was a high priest in the Riverdale 3rd Ward, a ward clerk in the Salt Lake 13th Ward and a home teacher.
He enjoyed square and round dancing, traveling and RV'ing in all 50 states.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille of Ogden; one son, James E. (Lisa) Taylor of Roy; a daughter, Joan M.. Taylor-Norman of Henderson, Nev.; and one grandchild, Justice V. Norman; also surviving are his brothers, Ross Burt (Barbara) Taylor, Bennion; and Val Burt (Norma) Taylor of Modesto, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Riverdale LDS 3rd Ward, 1056 West 4400 South. Friends may call at Myers Mortuary of Roy, 5865 South 1900 West. Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment in the Memorial Garden of the Wasatch where military honors will be accorded by the Naval Reserve Honor Guard.
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