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Duchesne Stake Center (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Wednesday December 29th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Duchesne Stake Center (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Thursday December 30th, 2021
9:30am - 10:45am

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Funeral Service

Duchesne Stake Center (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Thursday December 30th, 2021

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Arthur "Art" Taylor

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Arthur LeRoy Taylor (91) left this life Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021, at his home, due to causes incidental to advanced age. He got his dearest wish for Christmas, to be with his beloved wife, in heaven.
Art was a farmer who loved his land and animals and was blessed to care for them right up until the time of his death. He served in the army at the end of the Korean conflict and during the aftermath helping with reconstruction, where he was an engineer foreman helping with rebuilding. He was involved in the community, serving on the Duchesne city council, school board, and in the Farm Bureau, and was the post master in Duchesne for many years.
After retirement he was able to farm full time. He was involved in agricultural issues in the Uintah Basin, most especially water issues and served with the Conservancy District. One of the defining events in his life was when at age 78 he went to Tajikistan to assist farmers there with irrigation and water issues.
Art was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many leadership callings, the most recent of which was as the Duchesne Utah Stake patriarch. He had served in every auxiliary of the Church except Young Womens, including a brief stint as the Relief Society president while on his mission in New York state.
He is survived by his children, Karri (Bob) Hoopes, Duchesne; Brian Taylor, West Bountiful; Bruce (Gail) Taylor, Rexburg, Idaho; TeAnn Taylor, Roosevelt; Eileen (Trent) Potter, Duchesne; Gayleen Denney, Duchesne; Janae (Michael) Rowley, Duchesne; Robbie (Carrie) Taylor, Duchesne; 30 grandchildren, multiple great-grandchildren and his sister, Lola Sheffield, Orem.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, KaraLyn; two daughters, Mildred and JoyLynn; 2 granddaughters, and his parents, Frank and Ruby (Roberts) Taylor and siblings, Alice Lipina, Johnny Loyal Taylor, Floyd Taylor and Dorothy Robinson.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Duchesne Stake Center. Viewings will be held at the church on Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Burial will be in the Duchesne City Cemetery with military honors presented.

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Art made a difference in my life. I am so sorry for your loss.

Elizabeth Sampson Jan 1 2022 10:39 AM

A beautiful Funeral which honored such a great man who touched the lives of many people for the good. Art was such an outstanding example of Christlike love. It is our Sincere prayer that our Heavenly Father will be with each Family member in the days ahead to bless them with love and comfort and the knowledge that they will be together with Art again.

Stephen and Shirley Aycock Dec 30 2021 5:18 PM

A beautiful Funeral and a great honor to such an outstanding man who has touched the lives of so many people for the good. May our Heavenly Father be with each Family member in the days ahead to give comfort and his love. With Sincere Sympathy, Stephen and Shirley Aycock.

Stephen and Shirley Aycock Dec 30 2021 5:09 PM

I wish I could make it to the funeral, but send my condolences to his family and pray that you all may be comforted. Duchesne will miss this stalwart, dedicated man. He has been a blessing to the community, and he and his dear companion have raised up a righteous generation of greats. I love and appreciate these children and count them among my dear friends. May the Lord continue to bless your family and may His Spirit bear you up at this tender time.

Dennis ERCANBRACK Dec 30 2021 12:54 PM

Wish I could make it to the Funeral. He is a great man. I started working for him the year he purchased his new Allis Chalmers tractor and he actually let me drive it that summer. I learned so much working for 3 summers for him, I send my condolences to his entire family and pray that you all may be comforted knowing we will all see him again.

Ronald Tollefson Dec 30 2021 1:47 AM

Ronald Tollefson Dec 30 2021 1:32 AM

A strong man has passed to be with his mate. The lose of parents leaves a huge void in a family. This Taylor family is made up of very stalwart people that will continue to be leaders in our community. A generation has ended but look at all the posterity that follows. Grateful for my association over the years with Art and KaraLyn and family. God bless you and sustain you!

Sue Wardle Dec 29 2021 10:11 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort knowing that he is at peace . He celebrates eternal life with those who went before, and they are smiling down on us all. ~Candy Robinson Mikolajcik and family

Candy Mikolajcik Dec 29 2021 8:34 PM

So sorry to hear about Art's passing. I only met Art once at Lola's house. He was a friendly, personable person. To me it seemed he never met a stranger and made you feel so welcome. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Bette Salisbury Dec 29 2021 8:21 PM

We know that He is now with the Lord in Heaven.
Louis and Carla Koury and Elaine their daughter.

Louis Koury Dec 29 2021 1:27 PM

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