Taylor-Smith-Obituary

Taylor Smith

San Bernardino, California

1921 - 2018

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TAYLOR SMITH A six-decade resident of San Bernardino County who served as a civil engineer with the California Division of Highways (later Caltrans) for 34 years, died Nov. 19 at the age of 97. Smith, a loving father and husband who made friends easily wherever he went, was born June 17, 1921, on...

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I worked under Taylor Smith as he was our Design Senior in 1972. He was just a great guy and a great person. He was always positive about everything and very friendly and helpful. He was just a great boss and wonderful to know. It was sad to hear of his passing. I'm sure he will be missed by so many people who have known him for all of his 97 years and I'm sure he has been a blessing to many, many people.

Taylor Smith at work at Caltrans Dist 08 in Jan 1972

I used to work for Taylor in a Design Squad in District 08 San Bernardino before I transfered to District 09 Bishop. He was the most respectful and kindness person I have ever known. I used to stop by and visit him when traveling south to visit my brother in Southern California. We had great conversations about our times together and my times living in Rapid City, SD where he attended college. I will miss him very much. I wish the world had many people like him. His spirit will always...

I only knew Taylor by what my dad (Jim Moore) told me about him. I don't recall anyone else dad telling me about who impacted him so positively as Taylor did. A man to be admired, respected and imitated for sure! Todd Funk

I had the honor of being Taylor's friend since September of 1960 when I went to work for The Division of Highways. I'm quick to correct people that say I worked for Cal Trans. I can truthfully say that I never met a finer man in my life. I used to always refer to him as my mentor and it always seemed to embarrass him. He'd say I don't think I did so much and I'd tell him that I knew and how much I appreciated his input into my life. I was talking to mutual friends about his impact on all of...

Sending our love to everyone. We know how hard it is to lose a father. May God comfort you at this difficult time.
Jim & Mary Locke and family

I worked directly for Taylor for many of my years at Caltrans. Later, in 1988, he talked me into becoming a Consulting Engineer, where I have remained ever since. Taylor had a profound impact on my life and career. I will remember him always, as will brother, who also worked for Taylor. Goodbye to my dear friend, until we meet again. Carl S. Sosa