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Obituary: Robert William Taylor

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Robert William Taylor, 76, beloved husband and father, died peacefully September 19, 2001, as a result of injuries sustained in an accidental fall.

He was born December 28, 1924, in Provo, Utah, the youngest of seven children of William W. and Nora Johnson Taylor. He married Charmian Jane Long on March 16, 1960, in Springville, UT. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple.

Bob grew up in Lakeview on Cherry Hill Farm and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943. He attended Brigham Young University and later received a Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

During World War II, Bob was called to serve in combat with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific. He later joined the U.S. Air Force, participating in the Berlin Airlift and many overseas tours of duty, including Korea and Vietnam, during a career spanning more than thirty years. He was the recipient of numerous military honors and was a true patriot. Following military retirement, Bob worked at the Utah State Developmental Center for 10 years.

Active all his life, Bob was a member of the U.S. Air Force European Ski Team, a certified scuba diver, and a dedicated daily swimmer. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many leadership and auxiliary positions. Bob's family and friends will miss his powerful example of love and service.

He is survived by his wife Charmian and their four daughters: Terri (Dee) Gardner, Sarah (Scott) Woolley, Mary Jane Taylor, Sally (Stephen) Wright, and grandchildren Rebecca (David) Lewis, Jennifer, Taylor, Spencer, Neal, Owen and Grant Gardner, Annalee, Ashley, Andrew and Alec Woolley, and Daniel, William, and Ethan Wright. Bob is also survived by his sister, Margaret (Reed) Holdaway, and brother, Paul H. Taylor. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Virginia Worthington, and brothers Weldon, Phil and Richard.

Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Hobble Creek Stake Center, 495 So. Canyon Dr., Springville. Friends may call Sun. evening, 5-7 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 So., and at the church one hour prior to

services. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion.