Our hero, Nicholas Jon Taylor returned home on January 27, 2017 surrounded by family and friends after a valiant battle with brain cancer. Nick was born on May 30, 1977 to Deloy and Vickie Taylor. Nick came into this world with a head full of curly red hair and a zest for life. For a long time Nick was everyone's baby and he blessed the lives of everyone that he crossed paths with. Nick was loyal to many friends - most of which called him "pearly" - who have became a part of his family. Pearly always had a smile on his face throughout the many joys and trials in his life. He had a remarkable spirit and demeanor and never let the hardships define him. Nick was raised in Salem and graduated from Spanish Fork High School. Nick gained a son, Carsen in 2004, when he married Ashley Hansen and together they added three more children - Sawyer, Drew, and Hayes - to their family; Nick and Ashley later divorced. Nick's three boys were his best buddies, and Hayes was his princess. In 2011 Nick was sealed for time and eternity to his four children in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. The love that Nick had for his kids and family was never ending. He has left a beautiful legacy for his children to remember him by.
Nick was passionate about many things in life, and was an avid Washington Redskins fan. Last fall he was able to go to Washington DC and live his dream. He attended a Redskins game and was treated as a VIP; he had completed his bucket list. Nick felt most at home in the outdoors doing what he loved with whom he loved. He was an excellent bow hunter and won many archery competitions. Nick loved camping and looked forward to summer when he could take his boys and teach them to hunt and shoot his guns. Nick spent many of his younger years at the sand dunes on his banshee with the Salem Pond Posse. From the time Nick was a little boy he had a deep love for chickens, he loved having his own coop in his backyard with his children. Nick was always up for a good joke and could lighten any room with his witty sense of humor - he made jokes and laughed until the end. Nick was a very determined and hard worker, he was highly respected throughout all of the positions that he held in his life. Nick finished his three year low-voltage apprenticeship program at the local 354 electrical union. He held many certifications: Systimax, Siemons, Pandiut, Amp, Uniprise, Corning, and Legrand. Nick worked for Wasatch Electric as a general foreman for 8 years before moving on to Rio Tinto, Rocky Mountain ATV, and at latest Progrexion Marketing. Nick was known as one of the best fiber guys in the state of Utah.
Although Nick's time here on earth was short we have found comfort in knowing that it was enough. He had completed what he was set out to do in a manner that was worthy of all blessings. Nick is survived by his parents Vickie Stansfield and Deloy Taylor of Salem, his four children, Carsen, Sawyer, Drew, and Hayes, his siblings, Jed and Angella Taylor, Shad and Jamie Christensen, Ryan and Lisa Taylor, all of Santaquin, and Shayna and Jerad Housekeeper of Ferron. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, numerous friends, and his band of brothers. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Lela Ericksen, and Clifton and Mildred Taylor, brother-in-law Todd Abbott and father-in-law Kyle Hansen.
Funeral services will be held February 3, 2017 at 11:00 in the Elk Ridge Stake center. (185 E Ridgeview Dr, Elk Ridge, Utah) Friends may pay their respects from 6:00-8:00 on February 2, 2017 and from 9:45-10:45 prior to the services at the stake center.
Nick and his family would like to thank Doctor Randy Jensen, Doctor Adam Cohen and his team, Amanda, Doctor Elizabeth Prystas, and Robyne and Shelly from Canyon hospice for their concern and loving care for Nick