Raymond Lee Taylor, 71, of Julesburg, CO passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013 in Julesburg. Visitation was held Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Austin-Tennant Funeral Home in Julesburg, 2pm to 7pm. Funeral services were held at 10am, Friday, March 29th, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Julesburg with Pastor Trent Christensen officiating. Interment was held Saturday, March 30th, at 1pm Central time at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Auburn, NE. Austin-Tennant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond was born June 25, 1941 in Winfield, Kansas the son of Roy and Opal Taylor. He graduated from high school in Auburn, NE. Raymond worked as and held a certified applicators license as an Arborist for 40 years. On November 13, 1962 Raymond married LoRayne Helmers in Auburn, NE, and the two celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 13, 2012. Raymond enjoyed riding his motorcycle with friends Jim & Bill and always had a positive outlook on life. He always had a story to tell or a joke to share for any occasion. Raymond's love for his family was strong and unending.
Raymond is survived by wife LoRayne Taylor, daughter Nancy Raelynn (Taylor) Emerson and husband Stephen, granddaughters Madilyn, Meghan, and Lauren, daughter Julie Ann (Taylor) Kotch and husband Troy, grandsons Spencer, Dylan, Ethan, and granddaughter Emmalyn, daughter Joni Lee Taylor, brother Eugene Taylor, and sister JoAnn Rohrs.
He was preceded in death by son Larry Don Taylor, mother Opal (Mills) Taylor, and father Roy Taylor. Austin-Tennant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.