Taylor Wood
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1989 - 2013
Taylor Royce Wood, 23, passed into the Lord's hands Saturday July 20th, 2013 in a swimming accident on the Boise River. Taylor, born on September 27, 1989 to his proud parents Gary and Carla Wood, was recently married on June 22nd, 2013 to his beautiful bride Michelle True. Taylor is also survived by siblings Shawn Wood, Andrew Wood, Bethany Wood; sister in-law Angela Wood; niece Josephine Wood; grandparents, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Taylor had not only a love but a passion for his friends and family. They were everything to him. Wherever he would go Taylor would be the life of the party. Whether it was at work at Heritage Auto, outdoors camping or fishing, playing drums, or singing, Taylor was having fun! His smile and sense of humor were infectious. You couldn't help but have a smile on your face while Taylor was around. Needless to say he had a large circle of friends that loved to be around him. As a result that meant crowds of Taylor's friends invading the house for a backyard swim or campfire!
The only thing Taylor loved more than his family and friends was Jesus. His life was an example of what it meant to have Christ as the center. He lived a life of serving and being a blessing to everyone he met. Taylor was always looking for a way to help someone. At school he didn't want anyone to feel left out so he would go out of his way to include everyone. Taylor was always more interested in what others needed than what he needed. Taylor graduated in 2009 from Cole Valley Christian School, where he met the love of his life, Michelle True.
Taylor's greatest treasure was his beautiful bride Michelle. While Taylor was always happy, you could tell by watching him how much pure joy his new bride and best friend Michelle brought him. He adored and loved Michelle with all his heart and would do anything for her. Being married to Michelle was the happiest time of his life.
Taylor, we miss you and will never forget the joy and blessings you brought to everyone. We love you Tay!
A viewing will be held at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 25th. A private graveside service will be held at Dry Creek Cemetery, on Friday, July 26th. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday July 27th, at 1 p.m. at Cole Community Church, 8775 Ustick Rd., Boise, 83704.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers you may make donations to Cole Valley Christian Schools marked "Taylor Wood Memorial Technical School Scholarship Fund." Cole Valley Christian Schools, 200 E. Carlton Ave., Meridian, ID 83642.

Published in Idaho Statesman on Jul. 24, 2013.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
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