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Taylor, Bob – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Bob Taylor, 73, of Baker City, died Dec. 12, 2002, at his home.

At this time no services are planned.

Bob was born June 16, 1929, at Walla Walla, Wash., to David Taylor and Mary Ellen Ramsey Taylor Huckins. He lived in many places as a boy. He enlisted in the Air Force when he was 17 years of age, working at the Pentagon most of his service time. After his discharge, he went to barber college, and after graduation he owned barber shops in Coos Bay, Roseburg, Union and Baker City. He also had shops in Melba, Idaho, and Pasco, Wash. He also was a truck driver and excellent cook.

Bob loved music, and at one time has his own band. On March 26, 1984, he married Mary J. Bodewig in Weiser, Idaho.

He was a member of the American Legion, Amvets, and Disabled American Veterans.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Mary, his brother, Ken Taylor, Sr., a sister, Mary Orazine, and his loving companion Missy, who misses him very much, all of Baker City; his children, Lori of La Grande, Patti of California, Rob Reese of Union, Micki Reese of Nebraska, Jimmy David of Virginia, Barb Hellman and Larry Parlin, both of Oregon, Donna Saunders of Pennsylvania, and Debi Parlin of Idaho; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Bob Bodewig, Marvin Bodewig, and Chris Bodewig; step mother-in-law, Emma Bodewig; step sisters-in-law, Twila Combs and Kate Miller; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a favorite aunt, Zella Griffith of Utah.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, a few aunts and uncles, and nephews Dan Benson and David Taylor.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Mary Taylor, 1144 Elm St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Arrangements are under the direction of Coles Funeral Home.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 20, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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