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1955 Ronald 2020

Ronald Taylor

January 7, 1955 — June 21, 2020

Ronald Carey Taylor

January 7 1955 - June 21, 2020

Ronald Carey Taylor, passed away peacefully in his home in Salem, Utah, on Sunday June 21,

2020. It was appropriate that he passed on Father's Day as his favorite roles in life were that of

husband, father, and grandfather. Ron was born on January 7, 1955 in Jerome Idaho to Earl

Laverne Taylor and Lois Jean Davis.

In 1957, his parents moved to Salem, Utah and it became a permanent, beloved home to Ron.

He graduated from Spanish Fork HIgh School in 1973. Upon graduation he received an

apprenticeship in welding and later became a union welder with the Plumber and Piperfitters

local 140. He mastered the trade and owned his own welding rig. He continued this profession

until his health no longer permitted it. Ron ran a cattle ranch for several years in Daniel,

Wyoming. Ron also owned and operated Deserts Edge Outfitting. Ron loved nature and

especially the mountains. He was an avid hunter and was grateful for the privilege he had to

hunt in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska. Ron loved to tell

stories from his many life experiences. He loved adventure in the mountains on a horse. The

last day of his life was spent with his favorite people - his family gathered at Panguitch Lake in

his favorite place, the Mount Dutton Range.

Ron loved people. Once you became his friend, you were a friend for life. Ron held a special

place in his heart for children and babies. His favorite thing was tight squeezes around his neck

from his grandchildren. (He had a tendency to think all children belonged to him).

Ron married GaNene Carson on December 6, 2002. They were sealed in the Manti Temple on

September 17, 2009. This was a turning point in Ron's life. He learned to love Jesus Christ and

His Gospel and loved being a student of truth. His favorite calling was working at the Payson

Temple in the Baptistry.

Anyone who knew Ron saw a man who faithfully endured to the end. He was patient in

long-suffering. He was tender and sweet and full of gratitude for any kindness given him. His

rough edges truly became polished with the challenges of life. He loved deeply and was deeply


Ron is survived by his wife GaNene, his children Birch W. Taylor, Josh and (Heather) Eardley,

Desi Workman, Slade B. (Christina) Taylor, Sage Ronald Taylor, Justin and (Camille) Jensen,

Michelle Villar, (Preston) and Jennica Hicks, Colton and (Elise) Jensen, 30 grandchildren, and 1

great grandchild, and his siblings Kenny and (Karen) Taylor, Pam and (Pete) Peterson, Trent

and (Karen) Taylor, Todd and (Wendy) Taylor.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter Taisley Taylor and grandson

Wade Ron Taylor.

A Viewing will be held on Wednesday June 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Salem Activity

Center 100 E Center St. Salem, Utah.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a viewing for the immediate family will be held Thursday June 25th

at 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Services for immediate family at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Loafer Stake

Center 1129 S 250 W Salem.

Graveside services open to all friends and family at 12:00 p.m. at the Salem City Cemetery.
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