02/10/1945-07/31/2009 Bob was born in Bellingham, WA. He grew up in Ferndale, WA and lived in areas of Whatcom County for most of his life. He attended Ferndale High School and participated on the football team and played the sousaphone in the marching band. After high school, he served in the United States Navy during the early-mid 1960's. Throughout his life he worked a variety of jobs including working in the slaughter house at Ferry Brothers Meats, driving truck, bartending, being a sales representative for a dart board company, and being in the welding and drywall industries before retiring in the early 1990's to be a stay at home dad. His hobbies included being an avid tournament dart player in the 1980's and 1990's; watching sports of all kinds- he was especially fond of the Seattle teams; and playing cards and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Harriet, father Herbert "Herb", and brother Thomas "Tom" Taylor. Survivors include his wife Dawn Taylor of the family home in Everson, WA, daughter Andréa Taylor of Aberdeen, WA, brother William "Bill" Taylor of Huntsville, TX, sister Harriet Adele "Shug" Cowin and family of Bellingham, WA, and numerous relatives and extended family members belonging to the Thomas "Bud" Oxford family of Ferndale, WA, the Robert "Bob" Dorr family of Bellingham, WA, and in-laws belonging to the Tew families of Lynden, Bellingham, and Stanwood, WA. Arrangements are being made by Moles Family Funeral Home of Lynden, WA. A memorial will be held Sunday August 23,2009. Feel free to contact Dawn at (360) 966-2978 for further details. Donations can be made in his honor to the lung cancer fund at the
at www.cancer.org or by calling 1-800-227-2345.
Published in Bellingham Herald from Aug. 9 to Aug. 16, 2009