Lyle L. Taylor, 75, of Vernonia, and former Baker City resident, died April 8, 1999, at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.
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Memorial services will be at 2 pm Sunday, May 2 at the Vernonia Evangelical Bible Church 967 State Street in Vernonia with Pastor Grant Williams will officiating. Interment will be private.
Mr. Taylor was born July 14, 1923, in Haines, to Marion Henry and Arila Viola Shadley Taylor. He was raised and received his education in the communities of Haines and Klamath Falls. Mr. Taylor was a member of the Madesi Indian Tribe, a splinter tribe for the Pit River Tribe.
He was a Veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy.
On June 4, 1945, he was united in marriage to Elsie Nice in Baker City. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this past June. Following their marriage, they made their home in Baker City until 1962, when they moved to Sherwood. In 1978, they moved to Jewell, where they lived for eight years until moving to Vernonia in 1986.
As a young man, Mr. Taylor worked on the farm for his uncle. He later worked for Overhead Door Co. as well as farming. After moving to Jewel!, he farmed and raised cattle and sheep. He continued to raise cattle and sheep after they moved to their home in Vernonia.
He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and was a bit of a rockhound. He enjoyed watching rodeos as he enjoyed riding horses as a young man. He liked to travel, esp. taking the bus to “Pucker Brush, NV.”
He had a special place in his heart for his family and thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Coena and Rowena; and three brothers, Denver, William, and Mick.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Taylor of Vernonia; two sons and daughters-in-law Lloyd and Connie Taylor of Eugene and Gaylen and Alicia Taylor of Forest Grove; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Rita Taylor of Cove; two sisters, Thelma Cutshall of Tigard and Rosanna Streuke of Lake Oswego; a sister-in law, Shirley Taylor of Cove; three grandchildren, Brian Taylor of Vernonia, Jennifer Taylor of Salem and Christina Taylor of Forest Grove; two great grandchildren, Ashley R. and Amber Lynn Taylor, both of La Grande; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Baker City Herald, Baker City, OR, Wednesday, 14 Apr 1999.
Contributed by: Robert Bull