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Kenneth James Taylor(1955 – 2012)

Ken Taylor, 57, passed away November 1, 2012, at Pomerado Hospital due to complications following kidney surgery. He was born February 13, 1955, in Aberdeen, Maryland, and moved to Poway in 1964. He attended Poway schools and graduated from Poway High School in 1973. He was the son of the late James Burdette and Marian Elizabeth Slater Taylor of Poway.
Ken moved to Ramona in 1983 and resided there until his death. He was the owner of Taylor's Residential Repair for 38 years and was a licensed general contractor. He could build or repair anything in a home from the ground up and had a master-level knowledge of home construction and repair.
He loved to fish and spend time in the desert. He was an accomplished self-taught musician and could play many instruments. But most of all, he loved his family, his dogs, and his friends, and would do anything for them, always. He was truly a family man and that was his focus in his life.
Left to cherish his memory are his four children, Desiree Nunez and her son, Beckett, of Green Bay, WI, Cain (Jennifer) Nunez and their two children, Natalie and Matthew, of Imperial, CA, Lauren Soule and her daughter, Kayla, of Vancouver, WA, and Andrew Taylor of the home. Ken also leaves his beloved canine companion, Hobo. He also leaves his four sisters, Jan (Rich) Unsen of San Marcos, Jerri (Mike) Wesson of Charlotte, NC, Jackie Taylor of Poway, and Jo Anne Taylor of Lake Forest, CA; nephew, Daniel Robinson of Escondido; and many cousins. He is survived by his two former wives, Susan Breisacher Halberg of Lakeside and Lenna Carlson Hutchens of Ramona; and many, many friends. He will always be missed and loved and never forgotten, he was very special. We have suffered a tremendous loss in our lives. He was an organ donor and we are comforted to know that he is still helping others in their lives. We take comfort in knowing that he is in Heaven with Mom and Dad and his aunts and uncles, along with all of his beloved dogs that he loved so much.
A Celebration of Life for Ken was held Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Lake Poway. He will be interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery beside his father at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ken's name to the Kidney Foundation, Escondido Humane Society, or the .
Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Nov. 15, 2012
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