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In Memory of

Donald E. Taylor

May 15, 1925 - August 4, 2017

Obituary


Don Taylor, 92, of Yakima, WA, passed away on August 4, 2017. The youngest of twins, Donald Edgar Taylor was born on May 15, 1925 in Fillmore, CA. Known as the Fillmore Flash for his excellent basketball moves, he attended Whitworth University in Spokane where he met and married his wife, Patricia Ann Flowers. After getting his degree in ministry at Fuller Seminary, Don worked for Young Life for forty years, leading countless teenagers to Christ. After he retired, his services as a minister were in great demand for weddings and funerals because, as one...

Don Taylor, 92, of Yakima, WA, passed away on August 4, 2017. The youngest of twins, Donald Edgar Taylor was born on May 15, 1925 in Fillmore, CA. Known as the Fillmore Flash for his excellent basketball moves, he attended Whitworth University in Spokane where he met and married his wife, Patricia Ann Flowers. After getting his degree in ministry at Fuller Seminary, Don worked for Young Life for forty years, leading countless teenagers to Christ. After he retired, his services as a minister were in great demand for weddings and funerals because, as one hopeful client put it, Don was "brief and not too religious."

Don's wife, Patty, predeceased him in 2002 and for the last 14 years, Don has bravely gone on without her and eagerly looked forward to the day when they would see each other again in Heaven, a day that has come at last.

Don is survived by his twin brother, Wallace, and his older brother, Robert. He is also survived by four incredibly beautiful and wonderful daughters who, coincidentally, wrote this obituary: Christine Taylor of Wrightwood California, Kerry Cooper of Yakima, and Holly and Julie Taylor of Seattle. He is also survived by his grandchildren Austin, Brooks (Katy), and Brennan Cooper and Alex Chudnow as well as great-grandchildren Bridget and Carson. He was preceded in death by his parents Alice and Arthur Taylor and his sister, Jan Ny.

The family is incredibly grateful for the wonderful care Don received at the Lola Kay facility.

Don will long be remembered for his sense of humor, caring for teens and his love for Christ.

A Memorial Service will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Yakima Covenant Church.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Young Life or Yakima Covenant Church.

Please share a memory of Don at www.keithandkeith.com.