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Jack Donald Taylor

Death Date: December 2, 2017
Age at Death: 88



Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Grand Valley Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Moab, Utah


Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 6A Death Notices - December 5, 2017
Jack Donald Taylor, 88, Grand Junction, died Dec. 2, 2017, at
HopeWest Hospice Care Center.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3076 E 1/2 Road. Services will follow
at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Grand
Valley Cemetery in Moab, Utah.
He was a milling supervisor.
Survivors include his wife, Zoa; one daughter, Jan Wilson of
Grand Junction; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to HopeWest, 3090B N. 12th St., Grand
Junction 81506; or to the Alzheimer’s Association at
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 8A Obituary - December 6, 2017
Jack Donald Taylor, 88,
known to family as “Tim”,
died peacefully December 2,
2017, at HopeWest.
Jack was born in Moab,
Utah, March 20, 1929, to
Arthur Alonzo and Estella
Newell Taylor, the youngest
of nine children. Soon after
graduation in Moab, he
moved to Grand Junction with
his mother and sister, Evelyna, only to meet the love of his life,
Zoa Harris. They married in 1949 and enjoyed 68 years of
marriage. Two daughters were born to them, Paula Jarvis, who
is deceased, and Jan Wilson. The family was blessed with six
grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Their marriage
was solemnized in the Mesa Temple in 1972.
Jack and Zoa moved around due to his profession as a
supervisor in the milling industry. Jack was a self-made man
starting out at Climax as a laborer, then worked in Green River,
WY, Hobbs, NM, and Trona, CA in the uranium, potash and
soda ash industries. His crowning achievement was construction
of the Solvay Soda Ash Plant in Green River, Wyoming that
was built under his direct supervision.
Jack was a member of the LDS Church, serving positions as
Scout leader, ward counselor and as an ordinance worker in the
Provo Temple. He also served a six-month mission at the MTC
in Provo and a two-year mission in the Bishop’s Storehouse in
Grand Junction.
Jack was a jack of all trades and master of none. There was
nothing he couldn’t’t fix, and it had to look good too. He
enjoyed carpentry, gardening and service to others. But the
thing he enjoyed most was his family. His grandkids and greatgrandkids
were his delight.
His remaining family includes wife, Zoa; daughter, Jan;
grandchildren, Jack Jarvis (Marie), Mindi Wilson Allen (Brad),
Zoa Jarvis, Lisa Jarvis, Tim Wilson, Weston Wilson and his
beloved great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Fruitvale LDS
Chapel with viewing at 9:00 a.m. December 7, 2017. Interment
will be in Moab Grand Valley Cemetery Friday at 11:00 a.m.
The family sincerely wishes in lieu of flowers, for donations
to be made to HopeWest or Alzheimer’s Disease Research.


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