Howard LaDell Taylor June 20, 1945 – November 14, 2012 Howard LaDell Taylor was born to Ida Maxine and James Taylor on June 20, 1945. He graduated from Duchesne High School in 1963. He enlisted in the National Guard that same year. Howard re-enlisted in the Army in 1965, where he toured in the Vietnam War and served his Country until 1968. He married Barbara Jean Sweat in the summer of 1970. Together they had four children. They were later divorced. Throughout his amazing life, he enjoyed the outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting, and was the first President of the Silent City Muzzle Loading Association. He had a great passion for music, artists, and poetry. His own poetry, titled "The Gentle Giant", was recognized by First Lady Laura Bush, and local papers. Without question, he loved his family, close friends and his dogs. In his final year he loved Karaoke, cooking and a glass of Riesling. Howard is survived by Ty Dell Taylor; Terry K. Taylor; Michael D. Newton; Jeanie Marie Garvin; Donnie E. Garvin, and Kristie Rochelle Taylor. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He was a legend in his time.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Nov. 22, 2012