JAMES R. TAYLOR

Obituary
  • "Doesn't seem as though it has been a whole year since you..."
    - Kerri Wilson
  • "Wow, what happened? I knew Jim in OBC and Iraq."
    - John Stephenson
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  • "No more chocolate covered cinnamon bears or malted milk..."
    - Jill Heath

JAMES R. TAYLOR Jim was born in Yuma, Arizona, on November 26, 1960, the only child of James Taylor and Nancy Lee Erbe. He died on April 13, 2016. He was raised in Arizona and California. He ran cross country in high school and after graduation served as a missionary in Kobe, Japan. Jim attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in engineering. He later graduated from the University of Washington Dental School and opened a private practice in Kennewick. He sold his practice in 2008 and entered the Army in order to further his dental training. He was stationed in Iraq and South Korea. While serving he received the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB). He and Deborah Foster Taylor were married in the Seattle Temple on September 1, 1982. They were blessed with five children: Stuart (married to Marci), Corey (deceased), Jordan, Mason, and Avery. He had four grandsons: Cooper, Nash, Knox, and Eddie. He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed mentoring youth as a Scoutmaster. He loved hiking, cycling, and running. Preceded in death by his mother, Nancy, and infant son, Corey. Please consider a donation to the Boy Scouts of America (aplacetogive.scouting.org). Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 1:00 pm, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10376 Ridgeline Drive, Kennewick.
Published in Tri-City Herald on Apr. 22, 2016
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