Lester Taylor Obituary (1935-2021) – Ogden, UT
Les returned home to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 11, 2021, where he was surrounded by his family at Brigham City Utah Community Hospital.
Les was born on June 8, 1935 in Boise, Idaho, the first to Lester Eugene and Annie Virgena Aldridge Taylor. He grew up with his three younger sisters in Meridian, where he graduated from Meridian High School. He then attended Boise Jr. College, Idaho, and Weber State College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Les married Julia (Judy) Marie Hancock in Pocatello, ID on April 2, 1958, and was later sealed in the Logan Temple on July 29, 1960.
Les joined Latter-day Saints at the age of 23. He served as president, counselor, and secretary on the elders quorum. He was a devoted home teacher and stake examiner for 20 years.
He worked at Thiokol as a Senior Financial Analyst and was also on the board of Thiokol Credit Union. Before retiring from Thiokol, he embarked on a new career in real estate at Caldwell Banker, where he eventually retired at the age of 82.
Les leaves a legacy of hard work and love. He loved his family and spent time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed family vacations to Disneyland, Diet Coke, visiting friends, and gardening each summer with his wife, Judy. Les was a great husband who often spoiled his wife during their shopping adventures. He was a very hard worker, but his family always came first. Les served in the Marine Reserves and the National Guard. He took pride in being American, and for anything patriotic, he often burst into tears.
He is survived by his wife Judy; Children: Michael (Michelle) Taylor, Jeffery, Julinn (Dan) Mumford, Marlese (David) Madsen; Sisters: Janet Nicely and Carolann Murphy; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 on the way. In death he was preceded by his parents and sister, Norma Faye Taylor.
The family would like to have his wife Judy and son Jeff as their caregivers, grandchildren Dallin & Mckenzie Madsen and Macey and Jeremy Shaw, Dan Taylor (home teacher), Dr. Michael Shaw, Brigham City EMTs and Brigham City express special thanks to the community hospital and staff for the loving care.
The funeral will take place on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with a viewing from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, UT. He is buried in Brigham City Cemetery.
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Published by Myers Mortuary on November 15, 2021.