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Death: Walter Matthew Taylor

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Matt Taylor, 86, passed away February 19, 1998, after filling his life with acts of kindness, love and service. He will be greatly missed by all.

He was born May 10, 1911 in Holladay, Utah to Henry William Taylor and Elizabeth Jane Templeman. He married Grace North on February 15, 1934, in the LDS Temple. She later passed away. He then met his present wife, Erma Christensen at Fort Douglas and married in the LDS Temple, January 7, 1946. They have been happily married for 52 years. They adopted one daughter, Janice Kay, February 9, 1949.He farmed much of the Holladay area as a youth, and loved God's earth. In 1942 he served in the Army for World War II in the Aleutian Islands as a pastry baker. His occupation was an upholster and he opened his own business, Holladay Upholstery on 45th South and Highland Dr. On the side he upholstered antique automobiles and took pride in keeping their authenticity. He also restored his own 1929 Model A and enjoyed driving it.

He was the best example of a true Christian anyone could have. He was honest in all his dealings, good hearted and truly loved everyone. He loved his church and God and stood by his beliefs, and served with all his soul. His love of visiting, earned him the official greeter title at church as a member of the Holladay 11th ward.

He is survived by his wife, Erma, Holladay; daughter, Janice (John) Edwards, Willard; two grandchildren, Matthew and Michelle and a new great-granddaughter, Alexus Renee; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace North; sisters, Clea Hamilton and Jane Oborn; and brother, Herb Taylor and parents.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 23, 1998 at 1 p.m. at the Holladay 11th ward, 2065 E. 4675 S. in Holladay. Friends may call from 11:45 to 12:45 at the ward prior to the services on Monday. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy.

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