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Jeffrey Edward Taylor

Salinas - Jeffrey Edward Taylor, age 61, passed peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, on December 29, 2020. He was born in Salinas, California to Edward Horton Taylor and Joanne Church Taylor. He graduated from Salinas High School and went on to graduate from Fresno State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business. He worked in the family business for years before branching out to start his own businesses, leading him to become a rancher and developer of a Carmel Valley ranch he owned with his wife.

Jeff's free spirit and compassionate heart for humanity encouraged him to follow in his mother's footsteps of serving others. He was a huge force for good not only in the Salinas Valley and Monterey Peninsula, but communities in need across the U.S. as well. His strong faith in God led him to step out of the box and experience a journey of life that was filled with kindness as he acted on what he believed. His passion was helping others and serving with an open heart.

Jeff's priority in life was his beloved wife and family. He lived life to the fullest and loved to travel. Family time and good memories are wrapped around trips to Lake Tahoe, The Caves and the family ranches where you could often find him snow or water skiing, hiking, biking or on horseback. He was a great husband and father and his children's biggest supporter. He always had a positive attitude and was blessed by friends who could count on him for anything. He loved and welcomed all with his whole heart and it showed in the outpouring of love and support his family received in the month leading up to his passing.

Jeff was happiest outdoors. He loved working the land, adventuring with family and friends and worshiping God with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. He is survived by his mother, Joanne Taylor, brothers Steve and Bruce Taylor, sister Carrie Taylor, wife Paula Taylor and children Morgan, Brett and Garrett Taylor. He will be deeply missed by the thousands of lives he touched.

Memorial Mass will be held 11:00a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 22 Stone Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

A celebration of life ( party) will be held in the Spring of 2021 at the Gabilan Ranch in Salinas Valley.

Donation can be made to Young Life Salinas Valley, 325 Lang Street, Salinas, Ca. 93901.

Funeral Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home.

Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com






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Published in The Salinas Californian from Dec. 30, 2020 to Jan. 2, 2021.
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January 8, 2021
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January 8, 2021
To Paula, Brett and the Taylor family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeff was one of the finest men I have met. He will always be remembered for his gracious and friendly personality. He will be missed.

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January 5, 2021
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January 5, 2021
Godspeed my friend! It feels so unfair that God took you so soon. Your presence will be missed here on earth!
Poul Rasmussen
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January 4, 2021
Dear sweet Paula, I am so sorry to see of Jeff's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Karen Stein - Jensen Ranch girls
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January 3, 2021
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January 3, 2021
Jeff you made me laugh you made me pray you excepted me for who I was and didn’t expect or get mad at anything I did... We were amigos and we will ride again.Thanks for all the love and support...
Trafton Chandler
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January 2, 2021
We are saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. Jeff did have a very kind heart in his desire to help others. Our deepest condolences to Paula & family along with Joanne, Steve, Bruce and Carrie.

Fred, Kathy Forgnone & Alexis Forgnone-Judd

Fred & Kathy Forgnone
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January 1, 2021
I’m saddened by Jeff’s passing! May the sun go down with his compassion and generosity for life! May I always bless, the Taylor family! RIP JT! ❤
Stevie B Wagner
January 1, 2021
Paula and family
I’m so very saddened for your loss.
May all your beautiful memories be a blessing to you and your children . xo
Lisa Guzman (Moran )
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January 1, 2021
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January 1, 2021
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January 1, 2021
George and I are deeply saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. Our condolences to Joanne, Paula, Bruce, Carrie, Steve and families.
There was never a time that I was not greeted by Jeff without his wide and beaming smile. A smile and a friendship that will be cherished.

George and Claudia Graeber
Claudia Graeber
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December 31, 2020
RIP Jeff ---My prayers are with you and your family---I am so sorry for your families lost---Jeff was a true Icon
John Baillie
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December 31, 2020
Paula and Family, we are so sorry to hear about Jeff, we will always have great memories of seeing him at all the Palma games and events, The Winslow’s
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December 31, 2020
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December 31, 2020
To the family of Jeff Taylor: On behalf of Agnes Tebo, my cousin, I wish sincere condolences to the family of Jeff Taylor. I was so sadden to learn of Jeff's death. My Cousin Agnes always spoke lovingly of Joanne Taylor and her family. There were always many photographs of the Taylor family on Agnes' kitchen cork board. Jeff nominated Agnes for a community award through the Rotary Club years ago. My parents and I attended the award dinner. That was the first time I met Jeff and he was very impressive in his cordiality and care for his community. Jeff was also supportive to me when my Cousin Agnes passed away in 2014. The community has lost one of its great heroes. Peace. Audrey Boutte
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