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Baker County, Oregon
Kenneth G. “Ken” Taylor Sr., 82, a former longtime Baker City resident, died Aug. 23, 2006, at Ashley Manor in Hermiston.
At his request, there will be no services.
Ken was born June 29, 1924, at Dixie, Wash., to Dave and Mary Ellen Ramsey Taylor. He grew up and attended schools in Dixie. Ken joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in France and Africa during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1947 and served during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge in 1949.
Ken lived in Baker City for a time before moving to Portland, where he worked in construction for several years. He returned to Baker City in 1970 and worked as a television repairman for Saunders TV Repair until retiring in 1984. Ken continued to live in Baker City, Oregon until 2004, when he moved to Hermiston to be near family.
He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Baker City Eagles. Ken enjoyed fishing, woodworking, hunting, driving race cars, watching NASCAR, going to garage sales, the Home Shopping Network, and visiting his grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons, Sonny Taylor and his wife, Paula, of Haines, Bobby Taylor and his wife, Joyce, of Waldport, and Ronnie Taylor of Baker City; daughters, Cindy Stubenrauch and her husband, Jerry, of Hermiston, Tami Butler of Albany, and Vicki Cook of Escondido, Calif.; a sister, Mary Jean Orazini of Baker City; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; his sons, David and Terry Taylor; a brother, Bob Taylor; and wives, Roberta Miles and Diane Knox.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 25, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor