Life Story of O.C. Taylor
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9/28/1930 - 1/8/2014
Born September 28, 1930 to Violet Hubbard in Auburn California. He was the youngest of five. He had two brothers, Homer and Hub and two sisters, Velma and Kathy of Roseville.
He married the loved of his life on the 1st of January 1970, Edna Jane "Penny" as he and many called her.
He took very good care of Penny until her death in 2009. He had five children: Sherri, Orlaine Hess, Lori, Gene and John Taylor; and four step-children: Gary Steinheimer, Mike, Jodi and David Waters; and many grandchildren.
He had many passions but the best of all was his big Heart! He loved coaching baseball both boys and girls. He loved fast cars and started racing at a young age with stock cars midgets and sprints in and around Auburn and all over the country including the Bay Area. His favorite was a 1951 Ford. He even raced with a well known race team with Parnelli Jones in the nascar car races.
If you knew him you heard one of his many quotes of Shakespeare; "To sleep, per Chance to Dream....The under discovered country, from whose bourn No traveler Returns...."
He had many talents but the one he was best known for was his mechanical skills and his political love of Auburn.
He drove trucks for Don Robinson, busses in the LA area, worked for the US Post Office, and owned Taylor's Richfield Service Station, Sierra Lube, and Taylors Auto Repair all in Auburn. He also was the Mayor of Auburn two times and was on the City Council for four terms. At the age of 68 he became a pilot and at the age of 81 he bought his own plane and to this day is still flying.
He was very proud that he conquered the "Pole Line" trail on his Tiger Cub Motorcycle with his wife Penny on the back.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Jan. 12, 2014