Bryce B. Taylor
1925 - 2020
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Bryce B. Taylor

Bryce B. Taylor, 95, passed peacefully on July 29, 2020, in Austin, Texas with loving family at his side. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 72 years, Diana. Bryce was born in Edinburg, Texas on February 12, 1925, to Charles Bills Taylor and Cecile Benbow Taylor. After graduating from Edinburg High School, Bryce served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and was stationed at Pearl Harbor where he played "Taps" over the USS Arizona to honor the fallen servicemen.

Bryce began his long teaching career as a Texas band director in Three Rivers, where he spent 10 years before he moved with Diana and their four children to Alice, where he taught for the next 30 years.

Upon "retirement," Bryce continued to serve as a music consultant for Alice ISD, where the Performing Arts Auditorium was named in his honor. He also continued to teach music education classes at Texas A&M Kingsville and to conduct the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony.

A full obituary can be found at https://www.holmgreenmortuaryinc.com/listings

Bryce is survived by his loving family: Scott Lee Taylor, Dallas, Texas; David Kim Taylor (wife, Dianne), Austin, Texas; Cynthia Mulrow (husband William Linn), San Antonio, Texas; and Richard Kerry Taylor (wife, Valerie), Austin Texas; along with four grandsons, two granddaughters and two great grandchildren. Bryce will also be remembered fondly by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A rosary in memory of Bryce will be held Friday, July 31 at the Holmgreen Mortuary in Alice, Texas from 7:00-9:00 PM. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Alice on Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 AM. We know many of you would want to attend one of these services; however, both facilities' capacities are limited due to COVID-19 protocols. In lieu of attendance and/or flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Bryce Taylor Memorial Scholarship at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation, either online at http://www.javelinagiving.org/bryce_taylor_memorial or by mail at PO Box 2202, Kingsville, Texas 78363.

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.holmgreenmortuaryinc.com and shared via Holmgreen Mortuary Facebook.

Services entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary.




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Published in Corpus-Christi Caller-Times from Jul. 30 to Jul. 31, 2020.
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August 3, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Rosanne Gonzalez
Student
July 31, 2020
My condolences to the family. Wow. What an amazing life he led. Thank you for sharing Mr. Taylor with his students for all those years. I am honored to have studied under him, class of 1983. I think of him often and reminisce about all of the wonderful experiences I had, being an Alice HS band nerd.
Patty Salinas Alvarado
Student
July 31, 2020
Dr. Humbert Gonzalez
Coworker
July 31, 2020
Mr Taylor was a true role model and he brought out the best in students. There will never be another like him. I was so blessed to have him as a band director. Class of 1986
Janet Mayfield-Potts
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July 31, 2020
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July 31, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Rest in peace and know that we will never forget you.
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July 30, 2020
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There will never be another like him. While so many relied on his wisdom and experience, I was lucky to be on the receiving end of his low-key wit and his devastating humor. He will be missed by us all.
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