Funeral services will be Saturday in Provo for Weldon J. Taylor, 92, who was dean of the Brigham Young University College of Business for 17 years until his retirement in 1975.
Mr. Taylor, who died Monday, Aug. 21, at his home in Provo, had been in good health and played nine holes of golf in Provo with his son five days before his death,
The services for Mr. Taylor, who, in addition to his work for BYU had coordinated the organization of a master of business administration program at Westminster College, will be at 11 a.m. in the Oak Hills LDS 4th Ward chapel, 925 E. North Temple View Drive, Provo.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center, Provo, and from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Provo City Cemetery.
Mr. Taylor joined the BYU faculty in 1937 as an instructor in marketing and accounting. During his tenure as dean, the College of Business experienced strong growth. New buildings were constructed, a master's program in business administration was developed and the annual Management Conference and the Utah Economic Workshop were begun. Also, the National Advisory Council to the college was formed during his leadership.
Mr. Taylor and his wife, Gayle, were avid hikers, and in the late 1970s joined friends in publishing a guide book, "Utah Valley Trails." After his retirement from BYU, Mr. Taylor was instrumental in the creation of the Provo River Trail, for which he was presented a presidential citation by President Ronald Reagan. In recognition of his service to Westminster, a lecture series at the college bears his name. In 1978 he was presented a distinguished service award from BYU alumni. He had also been honored by Harvard Business School, New York University and in the mid-1960s worked as a business consultant for the National Institute of Management Development in what is now Egypt.
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a Northern States Mission and was bishop of the Lakeview Ward west of Provo.