Dr. Leo N. "Doc" Taylor
1927 - 2020
Goff Mortuary
8090 S. State St.
Midvale, UT 84047
Dr. Leo N. Taylor "Doc"
August 25, 1927 ~
March 10, 2020
Leo Taylor, 92, passed away peacefully at home on a beautiful spring day. He was born in Fremont, Utah to Glenn Ellison Taylor and Dortha May Morrell. He must have developed his love for animals while growing up with his 12 siblings while working on Grandpa's farm. He met and married Geraldine Gardner in Midvale, Utah on October 9, 1950, later solemnized in the Temple.
After 2 years in the Navy, he got his BS degree from Utah State University and a DVM degree from Kansas State University. He practiced large and small animal medicine in the Salt Lake area.
Dad loved animals and had a special passion for breeding, raising and racing Thoroughbred horses. He loved his dogs and cats as well and had many special animal companions. He also loved packing up his kids and the neighbor kids and taking them with him on his large animal calls. He took those opportunities to teach us all kinds of interesting things. He had a great sense of humor and was never above a practical joke. He quietly went about doing good and helping others. He loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serving in the church. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
He is survived by his daughter Karma Taylor (Scott Smith), sons John D. Taylor and Sherman (Connie) Taylor, his grandchildren Kylie (Steve) Fuller and Mitchell Taylor, and his great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jeri, daughter and son-in-law Gayle and Mike Hurren and twin boys. We would like to thank our wonderful Visiting Angels, CNS and Danville caregivers for their loving care, and especially for our amazingly loving friends Liz and Lissa Gallego, who took such good care of and loved our dad.
A viewing will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State St., Midvale, UT.
The funeral will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Mount Jordan 1st Ward, 8950 South 400 East, Sandy, UT. A viewing will also be held Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Deseret News from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2020.
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Goff Mortuary
8090 S. State St., Midvale, UT 84047
Mount Jordan 1st Ward
8950 South 400 East, Sandy, Utah
Funeral services provided by:
Goff Mortuary
Please consider a donation as requested by the family.
Sponsored by Goff Mortuary.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

6 Entries
Dear Karma and the Taylor family and the Brookside staff, present and past, I send
my condolences and sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Arentz
March 19, 2020
Cathy Arentz
March 19, 2020
Dear Karma and Family:

We were so sorry, Karma, that we missed seeing you at your father's viewing. We wanted to express our sympathy to you for your loss.

We appreciate your friendship over the years and value the service you have provided for our four legged family members.

Scott also sends his sympathy to you. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts at this very difficult time in your life.


The Linford Family
(H.G. and Dr. Scott)
March 19, 2020
Dear Taylor Family ~
Our condolences to you all.
What a great life! He was truly a great human and Vet.
RIP Doc Taylor
Jed Larsen Family
March 17, 2020
Dear Karma and staff at Brookside.
We are so sorry for you loss. Doc, Karma and staff have been the only vets our German Shorthair Pointers have ever known. Thank you for your knowledge and caring for our "family".
Joel and Letha Jumonville
(Norm and Poot)
March 14, 2020
Dear Karma,

Very sorry to learn of the loss of your dad - May he Rest In Peace.

Marty Pezely
March 13, 2020