Loreing E. “Jack” Taylor, 82, of Joseph, and a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 24, 2001, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise.

His memorial service will be Thursday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. at the Joseph American Legion Hall. Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.

Mr. Taylor was born Feb. 9, 1919, at Baker City to Balen Alonzo and Dorey Higgins Taylor. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a past commander of the Baker City American Legion post and a member of the Joseph American Legion post. He was also a member of the Blue Mountain Fiddlers, and enjoyed his violin.

He married Gwendoline Doak on Oct. 3, 1994.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife; his sons, William Taylor of Salem and Russell Taylor of Baker City; his daughters, Melanie Taylor of Baker City, Joan Taylor of La Grande, Debra Taylor of Coquille, and Valerie Taylor of Coos Bay; a brother, Howard Taylor of Baker City; a sister, Della Crelland of Baker City; stepchildren, James Doak, Margret Vandomelin, Robert Doak and Stephen Doak; 7 stepgrandchildren and numerous grandchildren.

Contributions in Mr. Taylor’s memory may be made to the Wallowa Memorial Hospital Foundation in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise, OR 97828.

Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 28, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor