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Edward Stewart Taylor


1911 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Edward Stewart Taylor Obituary
Dr. E. Stewart Taylor died Feb. 5, 2014 at the age of 102. He grew up in Highmore, SD. He graduated from the University of Iowa, and then attended medical school at Iowa, graduating in 1936. During his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, he married Ruth Fatherson. They were happily married for 65 years until her death in 2005.After his residency, he enlisted in the Army and served as a surgeon in the 107th Evacuation Hospital during WWII. He had many memories of his Army days and did not share the horrors of war until the 50th anniversary of WWII. Following WWII, he and his family moved to Denver where he started private practice and taught at the University of Colorado Medical School. In 1947, he was named Chairman of the Department of Ob-Gyn where he served until 1976. He was highly regarded both locally and nationally for his work in obstetrics. His Ob-Gyn residency program was one of the most highly sought after in the country. He participated in the residency program at Fitzsimons Army Hospital until he was 80 years old. He wrote many textbooks in obstetrics and gynecology, numerous medical articles, and was editor of the Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey for 25 years. He relied on his wife, Ruth, to help him edit! Following retirement from the university he practiced medicine until 80. He was proud of working from age 11 to 80. His first job was sweeping the floors and shoveling coal into the boiler at the bank in Highmore, SD. Family and work were something that he always cherished. Whether out to dinner or shopping, there always seemed to be someone he knew from the past. He not only remembered their names, but even the names of their children. He was also a devoted father and devoted husband to his wife, Ruth. He will be missed by all, and will be remembered for his kindness, good humor, and caring for all people. He is survived by his children, twins, Stewart, Jr. (Billings, MT), and Elizabeth (La Canada, CA), Catherine (Colorado Springs), sister, Sylvia Lininger (Kewanee, IL), brother, Doug (Eugene, OR), grandchildren, Giti (Baltimore, MD), Steve (Fort Collins,), Stephanie (Denver), Leslie (Washington, DC), Carolyn (London, UK), Catherine (Honolulu), Robert (Bloomington, IL), and eight grandchildren. Memorials can be given to the Univ. of Colorado, E. Stewart Taylor Endowment, PO Box 17126, Denver, CO, 80217, First Plymouth Congregational Church, or to a your . Dr. Taylor's memorial service will be at First Plymouth Congregational Church Feb 13, at 2 PM. All are welcome to the celebration of his life.
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Published in Denver Post on Feb. 9, 2014
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