Alphabetical Alumni
Taylor, Annie R.

Taylor, Annie R.
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Annie Taylor

Class of 1910 Reference Only. Annie R. Taylor, incorrectly spelled on records. See Aimie Richards Taylor, BYH Class of 1910.

Taylor, Anthony Hansen

Taylor, Anthony Hansen
Provo, Utah

Tony Taylor

Class of 1953. Tony Taylor. Senior Class Vice President & Secretary. Band, Chorus, Photography Club, Thespians, Wildcat Yearbook Layout Editor. Anthony Hansen Taylor was born April 4, 1935, in Provo, Utah. His parents: Henry Dixon Taylor, Sr. [BYH Class of 1921] and Alta Hansen Taylor. His parents had four sons: Henry D. Taylor, Jr. [Senior Class President, BYH Class of 1949], Palo Alto, California; Anthony H. Taylor, Salt Lake City, Utah [BYH Class of 1953]; Stephen K. Taylor and David A. Taylor, Provo, Utah. Tony died December 29, 1998. ~~~~OBITUARY: Anthony Hansen Taylor passed away December 29, 1998 in Provo, Utah. He was born April 4, 1935, in Provo, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1953. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from BYU and his Masters of Fine Arts from Utah State University. Tony was an art instructor for 30 years in the Salt Lake School District. He taught at both South and East High Schools. He was involved in community theater, and recently endowed The Anthony H. Taylor Indian Collection to the Utah Museum of Natural History. Tony loved to travel and paint. He also enjoyed art history, food and Indian art and artifacts. He served an LDS mission to New Zealand and held various church callings. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1958 to 1960. Tony is survived by three brothers, Henry D. Taylor, Jr. (Colette), Stephen K. Taylor, David A. Taylor (Kristine), Mrs. Ethelyn P. Taylor, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry D. Taylor Sr. and Alta Hansen Taylor. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 2, 1999 in Provo, Utah. The family suggests a memorial donation to BYU London Study Abroad, Study Abroad Office, Kennedy Center, BYU Provo, Utah 84608. [Deseret News, Wednesday, December 30, 1998.]

Taylor, Arthur Dixon

Taylor, Arthur Dixon
Orem, Utah US

Arthur and Maurine Taylor

Class of 1915. Arthur D. Taylor graduated from BYH in College Hall on Thursday, June 3, 1915, in the Academic Department. Source 1: Program, 1915 High School Class, Thursday, June 3, 1915, College Hall. Class Colors: Red & Blue. Class Motto: "Duty is the Keynote of Success". ~ ~ ~ ~ Second source: 1915 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 84-102. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1915. Arthur D. Tayor. He received a High School Diploma in 1915. Source 3: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 243. ~ ~ ~ ~ Arthur Dixon Taylor was born October 4, 1895 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Arthur Nicholls Taylor and Maria Louise Dixon Taylor. Their children: Arthur Dixon Taylor, BYH Class of 1915; Elton L. Taylor, BYH Class of 1918; Alice Taylor (Nelson), BYH Class of 1919; Henry Dixon Taylor, Sr., BYH Class of 1921; Clarence D. Taylor; and Ruth Elaine Taylor (Kartchner). Arthur D. Taylor married Maurine Goodridge on June 29, 1921. He died on July 20, 1979, in Orem, Utah.

Taylor, Barbara (1957)
5220 Mary Ellen Avenue
Van Nuys, California 91401-6028 US

Barbara and Jerry Lee
  • Work: (818) 907-0506

Class of 1957. Barbara Taylor. Senior Class Secretary. Ski Club, Chorus, Senior Hop Committee. She married Jerald (Jerry) K. Lee. [Note: is not receiving mail.] @ June 2008

Taylor, Barbara Jean (1946)

Taylor, Barbara Jean (1946)
Bountiful, Utah US

Barbara and Robert Gelder

Class of 1946. Barbara Taylor. She graduated from BYH on May 23, 1946. Source: 1946 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Barbara Jean Taylor, born December 10, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents Lurtis Rodney Taylor and Irene Elizabeth Sherwood Taylor. She married Robert Austin Gelder on December 20, 1949 in Manti, Utah. She died January 25, 2002. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Bountiful - Barbara Jean Taylor Gelder, 73, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away January 25, 2002, following a brief illness. Barbara was born December 10, 1928, in Salt Lake City to Rodney Taylor and Irene Sherwood. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1946, and attended Brigham Young University. She married Robert Austin Gelder on Dec 20, 1949, in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. Robert preceded her in death. Barbara loved reading, sewing, baking, and genealogy. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church and devoted her life to living its teachings. Although for thirty years her body was slowed by multiple sclerosis, she remained active to the end in raising her family, maintaining relationships, and performing church service. She is beloved and honored by her family and all who knew her. Survived by brother, Rodney S. (Adrianne) Taylor, Bedford, Texas; children, Theresa (Jeff) Gale, Katy, Texas, Mary Gelder, Riverside, Illinois, Wayne (Kathy) Gelder, Bountiful, Bruce (Carolyn) Gelder, Iowa City, Iowa; foster daughter, Roselyn Pete, Cedar City; 15 grandchildren; aunts, Edna Hewlett, South Jordan, Camilla Moyle, Salt Lake City; brother-in-law, Dr. Nephi K. (LaPreal) Kezerian, Provo. Services were held on Wednesday, January 30, 2002, in Bountiful. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery. [Desert News, Sunday, January 27, 2002.]

Taylor, Bruce J.

Taylor, Bruce J.
Reno, Nevada US

Bruce Taylor

Class of 1951. Chorus. Married Margaret Hayward, BYH Class of 1952, later div. BYU BA 1955. Bruce "J" Taylor was born April 19, 1933, Provo, Utah to parents Leo Sanford Taylor and Florence Stella Dean Taylor. He died December 11, 1983 in Reno, Nevada. Bruce was a dentist in Reno, Nevada.

Taylor, Buckley [Albert Buckley]

Taylor, Buckley [Albert Buckley]
Provo, Utah US

Buckley Taylor

Class of 1941. Buckley Taylor. Opera. Tennis. Boys' Organization. ~ ~ ~ ~ Albert Buckley Taylor was born on March 12, 1923 in Provo, Utah. His parents are Albert R. Taylor and Pauline Buckley Taylor. Buckley Taylor never married. He served in the US Army in World War II. His military unit was Sgr Det H Q 10 Wea Sq. He died on November 6, 1946 in Provo at age 23 of an accidental gun shot. His interment, Provo City Cemetery, Utah. Death Certificate. / Obituary. / News Article. /

Taylor, Dale M.
1175 Castlecreek Circle
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117 US

Dale Taylor
  • Work: (801) 266-1575

Class of 1977. Dale M. Taylor. BYU BS Mechanical Engineering 1983.

Taylor, Delenna Rogers

Taylor, Delenna Rogers
Payson, Utah US

Delenna and Rex Taylor

Class of 1930. Delenna Taylor. Delenna graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. She sang in a double-mixed quartet during the ceremony. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Delenna Taylor appeared in the 1929 BYU Banyan, BY High School section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Delenna Rogers Taylor Taylor, died Saturday December 8, 2001 in Payson, Utah. She was born December 28, 1911 in Provo, Utah to Thomas Nicholls Taylor [BYU/BYH Board of Trustees, 1921 to 1939] and Mary Maud Elon Rogers Taylor. She married H. Rex Taylor of Levan, Utah on January 3, 1934 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. H. Rex Taylor passed away October 24, 1989 in Provo. Delenna attended the B.Y.U. Elementary, Junior High, High School and graduated from the University. She and her husband were active in all forms of Brigham Young University alumni activities. She served on the Provo City Planning Commission for 9 years and was active in civic affairs such as the Red Cross, the American Association of University Women and the Fine Arts Club. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the M.I.A., Primary, Sunday School and as President of the Relief Society. Mrs. Taylor was an avid genealogist, acting as the recorder of current family records for her family. Mrs. Taylor is survived by 6 children, Nicholls Victor Taylor [BYH Class of 1952] and wife Barbara, of Coeur d` Alene, Idaho; Adrianne Taylor [BYH Class of 1954] and husband Rodney Taylor, of Bedford, Texas; Larry H. Taylor [BYH Class of 1957] and wife Noreen, of Richland, Washington; Roy N. Taylor [BYH Class of 1961] and wife Cheryl Ann, of St. George, Utah; Kristi Taylor [BYH Class of 1964] Lawrence and husband Stephen, of Fresno, California, currently serving a full-time mission on Salt Lake Temple Square, and Natalie Taylor [BYH Class of 1968] Ralph and husband Murlin, of Payson, Utah; 22 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 13, 2001 in the Provo Third Ward Chapel, 376 N. 700 West, Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, Monday, 10 December 2001.]

Taylor, Edna

Taylor, Edna
Ogden, Utah US

Edna and Walter Buss

Class of 1923. Edna Taylor [Buss]. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 462. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1930. Edna Taylor [Buss]. She received a BS Degree in 1930. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 462. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edna Taylor was born on February 17, 1903 in Farr West, Weber County, Utah. Her parents were George Bailey Taylor and Elizabeth Torrie Taylor. Edna married Walter R. Buss. Edna Taylor Buss died on January 10, 1985 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Walter Richard Buss, 94, died July 16, 2000 at Legacy Retirement Center in South Jordan, Utah of natural causes. He was born November 1, 1905 in Provo, Utah to Fred Earle and Edith Bliss Rumsey Buss. He attended school at BYU Training School. His family moved to Palo Alto, California, where he completed high school and attended San Jose State College. He obtained his bachelors and masters degrees at BYU and doctorate from Stanford University as well as a honorary doctorate from Weber State University On November 30, 1928, he married Edna Taylor of Farr West, Utah, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were the parents of five children: Richard, David (Georgia), Marilyn (John) Wilcox, Warren (Beverly) and Barbara ("J" Stephen) Jones. Walter taught geology and geography at Weber State University for 41 years. Students remember his famous trips to various national parks. Many of his students knew him as "Uncle Walt". He retired from Weber in 1974 after teaching there for 41 years. He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a variety of positions including Family History Center worker, high councilor, high priests group leader, and bishop's counselor. He helped compile a book about the history and descendants of Richard and Sarah Wood Buss, his ancestors. He is survived by his brother Robert (Eugenia) and sisters Mabel Crittenden and Helen (Ted) Halsey, four children, 19 grandchildren and 36 great- grandchildren. His parents, brother Paul, wife Edna, son Richard, son-in-law John Wilcox, granddaughter JanaLyn Wilcox and grandson Jason Wilcox preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on Thursday at the Madison Center Ward Chapel, 27th and Jefferson, Ogden, Utah, with Bishop Norman Sevy officiating. Interment, Ogden City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Tuesday, July 18, 2000.]

Taylor, Edward

Edward Taylor

Class of 1940. Edward Taylor. Basketball. Football. Tennis. Opera. Forensics. Boys' Organization.

Taylor, Eli F.

Taylor, Eli F.

Eli Taylor

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1908. Eli F. Taylor. He received a High School Diploma. Source 1: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 267. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Eli F. Taylor. 1908 BYH Commencement Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1911. Eli F. Taylor. He received a BA Degree in 1911. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 5, p. 212.

Taylor, Elmer B.

Taylor, Elmer B.

Elmer Taylor

Class of 1917. Elmer Taylor. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source 1: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1917. Elmer B. Taylor. He received a High School Diploma in 1917. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 482.

Taylor, Elton Leroy

Taylor, Elton Leroy
Lakeview, Utah US

Elton and Ethel Taylor

Class of 1918. Elton L. Taylor. Academic Department. Graduated Monday Evening, May 27, 1918. Source 1: 1918 Graduation Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Second source: 1918 BYU Banyan, High School section, pages 60-79. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1918. Elton L. Taylor. He received a High School Diploma in 1918. Source 3: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 95. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elton Leroy Taylor, born June 22, 1900 in Provo, Utah. His parents: Arthur Nicholls Taylor & Maria Louise Dixon Taylor. Their children: Arthur Dixon Taylor, BYH Class of 1915; Elton L. Taylor, BYH Class of 1918; Alice Taylor (Nelson), BYH Class of 1919; Henry Dixon Taylor, Sr., BYH Class of 1921; Clarence D. Taylor; and Ruth Elaine Taylor (Kartchner). Elton married Ethel Lulu Scott on March 31, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Died December 17, 1992 in Lakeview, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 139. World War I Army Veteran. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Elton LeRoy Taylor died Thursday, December 17, 1992 at his home in Lakeview, Utah, at the age of 92. He was born in Provo, Utah, June 22, 1900, the son of Arthur Nichols and Maria Dixon Taylor. He was raised in Provo and graduated from B.Y. High School. He then attended Brigham Young University and Utah State University. He completed military service in the U.S. Army in 1918. He served an LDS mission under President B.H. Roberts in the Eastern States Mission. After returning, he married Ethel Lulu Scott in the Salt Lake Temple in 1926; Ethel passed away in 1991. They were the parents of Julia T. Anderson (Kenneth) of Provo; James S. Taylor of Orem, Utah; Paul S. Taylor of Golden, Colorado; and Louise T. Woodruff (Clfford) of Price, Utah. Elton's posterity includes 25 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. His surviving sisters, Alice T. Nelson, and Ruth T. Kartchner, and brother, Clarence D. Taylor, live in Provo. In 1929, Elton moved to Price, Utah to manage the family furniture business, Dixon-Taylor-Russell Co. He was a civic and religious leader in Carbon and Emery counties for over 30 years, serving as President of the Carbon Stake for 17 years, and working actively in the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce. Retiring to Lakeview in 1960, Elton was able to fulfill his lifelong desire to farm and raise cattle. He was a temple worker for a number of years at the recommend desk of the Provo Temple, and served many years as Patriarch of the Sharon West and Lakeview stakes. Elton pursued a lifelong passion with travel and history, traveling extensively throughout the U.S. and many foreign countries. He was especially well-versed in the history of Utah Lake, surrounding Utah Valley, and Central and Southern Utah. Funeral services were held Monday, December 21, 1992, in Lakeview. Interment, Provo Cemetery. [Deseret News, December 1992.]

Taylor, Emma

Emma Taylor

Class of 1928. Emma Taylor. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928.

Taylor, Ethel

Taylor, Ethel
Of Provo, Utah US

Ethel Rogers

Class of 1912. Ethel Taylor. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1912. Source 1: 1912 BYU Mizpah, BYH section, photos and names on pp. 1 - 62, 105. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1912. Ethel Taylor [Rogers]. She received a BYH Music Diploma in 1912. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 5, page 216.

Taylor, Gary G.
1181 Arden Dr
Encinitas, California 92024-5105 US

Gary Taylor
  • Home: (760) 753-0957

Class of 1969. Gary G. Taylor. BYU 1974. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address 1: Gary Taylor, 1181 Arden Dr Encinitas, CA 92024-5105 - Age: 50-54 - (760) 753-0957 - Household: Gary Taylor, Marlene Taylor, Carmen C Colmenero, Ysidro Colmenero, Crystal J Taylor @2010 Alternate address 2: Gary G. Taylor, 7535 Plein Aire, San Diego, CA 92127-3806 - (858) 756-2851 - Household: Gary G. Taylor, Gene G Taylor, Gary G. Heard @2010

Taylor, George Terry
1376 North 1350 West
Provo, Utah 84604-6000

George and Debra Taylor
  • Work: (801) 373-5417

Class of 1963. George T. Taylor. 1963 BYH Student Body 1st Vice President. Drama, Forensics, Band, Chorus, Freshman Class President, Boys State, Seminary Graduate, Outstanding Seminary Student Award, Thespians. BYU BA History 1969. BYU MBA 1971. BYU Doctor of Educational Administration 1987. Married Debra S. Wagstaff. He served as President, Nevada Las Vegas LDS Mission, early 1990s. Also Associate Administrative Director of Missionary Training at the Missionary Training Center in Provo. Dr. George T. Taylor. His parents: Lynn Dixon Taylor and former BYH faculty member Celestia Marguerita Johnson Taylor. OBITUARY OF SON: Allen Craig Taylor, born February 9, 1979, died in an automobile accident on Wednesday, December 3, 1997. He was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as an elder of the BYU 89th Ward. He had received his Eagle Scout award. Allen was currently attending BYU as a Freshman, majoring in fine arts. He loved sports, art, drama, and music. He formed a band, wrote many songs and gave several public performances. He loved to paint and also create large art pieces out of discarded metals, etc. At the time of his death, he was employed by the BYU Bookstore doing art framing. Allen will be remembered for his ability to make those around him enjoy his companionship. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Allen is survived by his parents, George T. Taylor and Debra S. Wagstaff Taylor of Provo; grandparents: Douglas S. and Bonnie J. Wagstaff, Sandy; two brothers and two sisters: David Lynn Taylor, George Terry Taylor II, AnnaLise Kochel, and Amy Jean Taylor. Allen was preceded in death by an older brother, Douglas Dixon Taylor. Funeral services were held Monday, December 8, 1997, in Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Saturday, December 6, 1997.] Alternate Address: George Taylor, Dir. MTC Training Support, 18M 152 MTC, Provo, Utah 84602 - 801-422-6954

Taylor, Hal

Hal Taylor

BYH Faculty & Staff. Hal Taylor. Old and New Testament teacher, at least 1960-1961.

Taylor, Heber R.

Taylor, Heber R.
Of Provo, Utah US

Heber Taylor

Class of 1912. Heber R. Taylor, of Provo, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1912. Source 1: 1912 BYU Mizpah, BYH section, photos and names on pp. 1 - 62, 105. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1912. Heber R. Taylor. He received a High School Diploma in 1912. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 3, page 409. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1926. Heber R. Taylor. He received a BS Degree in Education in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 3, page 409.

Taylor, Henrietta

Taylor, Henrietta

Henrietta Taylor

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1923. Henrietta Taylor. She received a BS Degree in Education in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 483.

Taylor, Henry Dixon, Jr. (1949)
745 Christine Drive
Palo Alto, California 94303-4443 US

Hank & Collette Taylor
  • Work: 415-493-1307
  • Home: 650-493-1307

Class of 1949. Henry D. Taylor, Jr. [Hank] Senior Class President. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Born in Provo, Utah, to Elder Henry Dixon Taylor, Sr. [BYH Class of 1921], and Alta Hansen Taylor. After he also graduated from BY High, Henry D. Taylor, Jr., earned his bachelors degree in Business Management and English from BYU, and Masters degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He married Colette Green. She has served in the ward choir, as drama and music director; former stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, counselor in Primary presidency, ward newspaper editor, activities committee chairman, seminary teacher, Primary teacher, and music director; received bachelor's degree in education and art from BYU; born in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Thomas Nalder and Cora Jane Johnson Green. The Taylors have nine children. Served as Director of Telecommunications for Hewlett-Packard until his retirement. Recently served as Mission President, Tennessee Nashville Mission; member of Palo Alto 2nd Ward, Menlo Park California Stake; counselor in stake presidency; former chairman of region Young Men/Young Women Council, counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, Young Men president, Scoutmaster, elders quorum president, seminary teacher, missionary and district president in the Western Canadian Mission. Now returned from his Tennessee Mission. Publication: "Taking New Measures" Insights column on establishing customer-based measures of service performance. By Chandran Sankaran and Henry D. Taylor Jr. (Performance Metrics) p. 28. Alternate email: (See Hank and Collette's photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) @2010

Taylor, Henry Dixon, Sr. (1921)

Taylor, Henry Dixon, Sr. (1921)
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Henry and Ethelyn Taylor

Class of 1921. Henry D. Taylor. Source 1: Photographs of the BYH Class of 1921, one taken in 1918, and one taken of the graduating seniors in 1921. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1921. Henry D. Taylor. 1921 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1921. Henry D. Taylor. He received a High School Diploma in 1921. Source 3: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 182. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1929. Henry D. Taylor. He received a BS Degree in Accounting & Business in 1929. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 182. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elder Henry D. (Dixon) Taylor, 1903 - 1987. • Born in 1903 in Provo, Utah • Baptized as a child • Enrolled BYHS 1917, graduated in 1921 • Mission to Eastern States • Married Alta Hansen 1929; four children • Assistant to the Twelve 1958-1976 • First Quorum of Seventy 1976-1978 • Named Emeritus General Authority 1978 • Married Ethelyn Peterson Taylor 1986 • Died in 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah Elder Henry D. Taylor, Sr. a native of Provo, Utah, had served as a General Authority since April 6, 1958, when he was sustained as an Assistant to the Council of the Twelve. He continued his service as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy from October 1, 1976 until he was given emeritus status September 30, 1978. He was a former managing director of the Church’s welfare services program. At the time of his call to general Church service, he was presiding over the California Mission. Prior to his mission appointment, he had served for ten years as president of the East Sharon and Sharon stakes in Provo, Utah. During that time he was also chairman of the Mt. Timpanogos Welfare Region, which then comprised ten stakes, and the Central Utah Welfare Region. From 1944 to 1946, he served as bishop of Provo’s Pleasant View Ward. Elder Taylor was born November 22, 1903 in Provo, the son of Arthur Nicholls and Maria Louise Dixon Taylor. His parents had the following children: Arthur Dixon Taylor, BYH Class of 1915; Elton L. Taylor, BYH Class of 1918; Alice Taylor (Nelson), BYH Class of 1919; Henry Dixon Taylor, Sr., BYH Class of 1921; Clarence D. Taylor; and Ruth Elaine Taylor (Kartchner). Henry (Sr.) was reared on a farm in Provo, which provided the background for his later service in the welfare program. After graduating from Brigham Young High School in Provo in 1921, Elder Taylor worked as an accountant for a real estate company before accepting a call to the Eastern States Mission. He was president of the Connecticut District and later served as mission secretary. Returning home, he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Brigham Young University in 1929. In 1937 he received his master of arts degree in retailing from New York University Graduate School. On December 26, 1929, he married Alta Hansen of Richfield, Utah, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were the parents of four sons. After his first wife died, Elder Taylor married Ethelyn Peterson Taylor in 1986. Elder Taylor was long associated with the family mercantile business, Dixon-Taylor-Russell Home Furnishers, in Utah County. Active in civic affairs, he was a past president of the Provo Chamber of Commerce and Provo Kiwanis Club, and vice-president and chairman of the executive committee of Utah Valley LDS Hospital. He was survived by his widow, Ethelyn, Salt Lake City, Utah; sons, Henry D. Taylor, Jr. [Senior Class President, BYH Class of 1949], Palo Alto, California; Anthony H. Taylor, Salt Lake City, Utah; Stephen K. Taylor and David A. Taylor, Provo, Utah; sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving were brothers and sisters, Alice Taylor Nelson, Elton L. Taylor, Clarence D. Taylor, and Ruth Elaine Taylor Kartchner, all of Provo, Utah. “I loved Brother Taylor,” said President Ezra Taft Benson at funeral services February 27 eulogizing Elder Henry Dixon Taylor, an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. “I thank God I’ve had the opportunity of rubbing shoulders with this great man.” Elder Taylor died in a Salt Lake hospital February 24, 1987, after a brief illness. He was eighty-three years old. Services were held in the Salt Lake Eagle Gate Stake Center, with burial at the Provo City Cemetery. Also speaking at the funeral were President Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor in the First Presidency; President Thomas S. Monson, Second Counselor in the First Presidency; and Arch L. Madsen, former bishop of the Oak Hills Ward. President Howard W. Hunter, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve, conducted. ~ ~ ~ ~ AUTHOR: Autobiography of Henry Dixon Taylor [Sr], 396 pages, printed by Brigham Young University Press (January 1, 1980) - ASIN: B00070SC6W. Self-published, paid for by Taylor family. Copies are rare, but may be found in BYH library.

Taylor, Hyde LeRoy

Taylor, Hyde LeRoy
2677 North 930 East
Provo, Utah 84604-4154 US

Hyde and Gwen Taylor
  • Work: (801) 375-4468

Class of 1956. Hyde L. Taylor. Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Lettermen Vice President, Spanish Club, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Hop Committee. BYU Open Major 1981. Married Gwen Moon, BYH Class of 1956. She was a Varsity Cheerleader, and in the Pep Club, Chorus, Library Staff, Junior Prom Committee, and Senior Hop Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hyde and I were married in August of 1957. Hyde had to be in Cedar City to play football by the end of August, so we married before school started. Hyde played one year at Cedar City and then transferred to Provo. He took classes at BYU and UVSC. Hyde worked for a construction company and went to school. He was in the Army Reserve and really liked it, so we decided to give the Army a try and like they say, the rest is history. By the time we joined the Army, we had two girls. We stayed in the Army for twenty-plus years and traveled all over the country. Hyde ran the Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, for several years in between trips to Okinawa and Viet Nam. He had two trips to Viet Nam, and we had post-war babies, two boys. We were assigned to BYU ROTC department and we retired from BYU in 1980. Hyde has been in apartment management for about fifteen years, and the hardwood floor business until this last year. He installed and finished hardwood floors until he had to replace a knee, then he retired to take care of two of our grandchildren. This is the situation as it stands for now. I have worked in many jobs as we traveled around the country. I worked for Kent Collins at J.C. Penneys in Provo in the shoe department. That was probably the most fun of any of my jobs, as Kent was fun to work for, and I got to see everyone as they came in the back door from the parking lot. I have worked at a milk bar, a hardware store, a drug store, a drive-in, a foreman on a strawberry crew, and then after Hyde retired, I got my Real Estate License. That was in 1980, and I have been doing Real Estate since. I have had a few side jobs such as helping Hyde with the Senior Citizens during the summer at Branbury Park, when he managed it, and making tarts for weddings. Now I just do Real Estate and Hyde tends the grandkids. We both have enjoyed a great experience traveling around the country. We learned to camp and cook in dutch ovens and love the outdoor world. We have met some wonderful friends and have kept in touch with them. We have held many jobs in the Church and learned that no matter where you go you always have a family waiting for you. We saw much of the U.S. and Hyde got to see much of the world. We did enjoy our adventure in the military and would do it all over again. It is always fun to get sentimental and remember our days at good old BY High. My kids' favorite thing to do was to go through our yearbooks. They would laugh and have the best time with our styles and hair-do’s. We were so lucky to have gone there and have the happy memories of being with such good people. We will always treasure knowing all of our classmates and teachers. Kids now will never know how much fun it was to dance in 250-A, or have the fun assemblies, or the fun ball games, or the fun Chorus trips. We could go on for hours talking about the mischief Dean Maiben was always in. Those were the good old days. @2006 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to bounced back. @2010

Taylor, James Harvey
152 West 1485 North
Orem, Utah 84057-2685 US

James and Debra Taylor
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Class of 1964. James Harvey Taylor. Tennis, Chorus, Seminary Graduate. BYU BA Art 1970. BYU MA Painting & Sculpture 1974. Married Debra Lynn Halterman. James Harvey Taylor Watercolors. OREM -- Sky, rocks, trees and water make James Harvey Taylor a happy man. And when he combines those same elements in a painting, they make a lot of other people happy as well. Everything else -- the man-made things -- are secondary in the work of this Orem artist. That is what I like to paint. I have found my niche, said Taylor, 54, who has been finding his place in the artistic world for the past 25 years. This is my mission in life. I have been painting since I was 11 and I love the profession. The love has always been there. Taylor chooses to express his love of landscape scenes through acrylic paint. Thinning it out gives the work a watercolor appearance, while adding a paste and a gel create the look of an oil painting. The artist describes the texture of that thicker paint as sensuous, rich and buttery. I do not like oils that are too polished. I like a rough, bold stroke. That is pure excitement right there, Taylor said. Such a passion for art has come easily for Taylor, who remembers his mother always thought he should do something more serious. During his years at Brigham Young High School, he could not wait to get to art class and became mesmerized by the watercolor works of his teacher, A. Lamoyne Garside. Everything else was done just to get him through until graduation. Taylor went on to graduate from BYU in art instruction for secondary schools, then taught for a couple of years in Wasatch County. After going back to school for a masters degree in art, one might say the call of the wild took Taylor out of his classroom and back to his studio. Painting is just where I am at. But you live from one painting to the next, especially when you paint what you want, Taylor said. Finding exactly what he wanted to paint has taken the artist from one end of Utah to the other, across the nation and to the British Isles. Getting out gives Taylor a chance to gather the subject matter he needs for his next work -- that is, if he can find a place to park. Taylor says he had to walk around most of the cities he visited during his trip to the British Isles last year. The back roads he traveled were too narrow to allow him to pull over and sketch or photograph the scenes he sought to recreate on canvas. You just basically walk the city. I try to commit as much as possible to memory, but I do take reference photos and do sketching and take notes, Taylor said. Then I take them back to paint in my studio. I do not paint outdoors anymore. It is too hard with the bugs, the sun, the dogs, the weather and the paranoid mothers who think you are there to take their children. Once back in his studio, Taylor does his best to capture the essence of the landscapes. He favors impressionistic designs for their ability to express moods and allow the viewer to get involved with those feelings. He tends to steer away from the hard edges and tight lines. Consequently, those interested in his creations tend to be people with a good background in art. The artist said people just venturing into the art world normally start out with safer works -- pictures that have more detail -- and then grow into more conceptual pieces. While original pieces by Taylor can be found in Park City and some Oregon galleries, he travels around the country, taking his limited edition prints to dealers in some 35 states. But being his own publisher has benefits as well as drawbacks. When you go with a publisher, you lose artistic license. They publish what sells in the market. Being self-published, I do what I want. But it is very expensive if you let yourself take over. There are some pictures I would like to publish but I know they would not sell. So, you have to balance things, Taylor said, adding Utah has some great painters but not so many great buyers. [Date of article: 6 January 2001, written by Janet Hart, Provo Daily Herald.] Note: Email sent to is being bounced back.

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