Bridger Valley Pioneer | Robert Fred Taylor
VERNAL, Utah – Robert Fred Taylor passed away on September 8, 2021 at the age of 74.
Robert was born on August 2, 1947 to Fred and Beth Taylor in Lyman, Wyoming. Robert married Pat Peart shortly after returning from Vietnam. They had two children, Milton Dean and Tracy Ann Taylor.
He later married Sharon Ballantine and added Heather and Eric Jeans to his family, whom he loved like his own.
Even as a young man, he always enjoyed nature. His interests were hunting, fishing, trapping, and horses. He grew up in Lyman, Wyoming and graduated from Kemmerer, Wyoming. He was drafted and was a combat veteran in Vietnam. After his service, he worked as a crane and locomotive driver until his retirement. After retiring, he started a gunsmithing business and volunteered on the American Hero’s Project, which he enjoyed for many years. He was an active member of the Bridger Valley Assembly of God Church. In 2020 he moved to Vernal, Utah, where he became a part of the Landmark Baptist Church and made some good friends.
Robert is survived by his brother Jerry (Jill) Taylor; Sister Carleen (Curtis) Harwich; Brother Mark (Dottie) Taylor; Son, Dean (Melissa) Taylor; Daughters, Tracy Taylor (Tony) and Heather (Wade) Lamoreaux; and son Eric (Audrey) Jeans. He had nine grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who were his whole world and eventually his best dog friend, Button, who always was
by his side.
In death he was preceded by his wife Sharon, with whom he will be buried, and his parents Fred and Beth Taylor.
Our special thanks go to friends and family, Landmark Baptist Church, and Canyon Home Health and Hospice.
Services will be announced at a later date.