Taylor Wood
Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 W. Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID
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 by Idaho Statesman on Jul. 24, 2013.
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Love and condolences to Taylor's precious wife. God bless you Gary and Carla during this heartbreaking time. Blessings to Taylor's siblings. Hugs and blessings to Betty and Melvin and all who knew and loved Taylor. God has his loving arms around you all and especially Taylor.
Debbie & Kevin Geraghty
July 27, 2013
My heart breaks for your family Taylor. Thank you for being a bright light. Praying for all who loved you.
Valerie Ployhar
July 27, 2013
Precious memories of boys and birthdays, playing cars, riding bikes; sharing God's goodness of growing up with friends. Loving you all! Stan & Dollie
Dollie Becktold
July 26, 2013
Our prayers of peace and love go out to all of the Wood family who knew and loved Taylor. His legacy lives on in all of you. May God's tender arms embrace you during this sad and difficult time.
Susan Klas and Lee Shilts (Julia's aunt/uncle)
July 26, 2013
Gary and Carla,
You are on our hearts and in our prayers. We pray that our Lord will keep you close and provide you comfort through this difficult time.Hold tight to each other and hold tight to your Faith. Your Faith and love for each other are what will get you through this. Our deepest and sincere condolences.
Rich and Christy Bauer
July 26, 2013
Dearest Carla and Michelle, my heart aches for you at the loss of Taylor. I pray God holds you in His arms, wipes your tears, and brings happy memories into your thoughts as time brings healing. With love and prayers, Kathy Johnson
Kathy Johnson
July 26, 2013
You are in my thoughts. I love you!
Julia Wood
July 25, 2013
When I was I was a new student at Cole Valley, I didn't initially feel like the most welcomed. But Taylor quickly changed that with his outgoing personality and inviting attitude. Even after I moved back to Washington and came back Idaho to visit my family before I left for the Army.. Taylor went out his way to make sure that I was seen off and had a good time with friends. It's rare that you meet people like him. It's people like him that leave the biggest impressions on your heart, it's sad to see you go Taylor. Rest peacefully in heaven..

To your family...you are in my prayers. I pray that you find comfort in the Lord.
Jennifer C.
July 25, 2013
We would like to convey
our sympathies to Mrs. Taylor Wood, family and friends. May the God of all comfort, who does not cause bad things to happen, be with you at this time. We look forward to the time when HE will bring our loved ones back to life and eliminate death forever.
July 25, 2013
Michelle: praying for you and both families. God bless and sustain all of you in His love. Wished I had gotten to meet Taylor. (I am Alisha's Grandpa Chet--We met when you came with Alisha to my house to wait for your parents to pick you up after school at NCS.)
Chester Wells
July 25, 2013
Our love to Michelle, the Wood family and to all. From all of the Hannah's Family to yours, our deepest love and heartfelt sympathies.
Rocci Johnson
July 25, 2013
To Carla and Gary we were so sad to hear about Taylor. We know how much family has meant to the both of you over the years. You mentioned that in Taylor's obit and it is obvious where he learned his love of family. We also are sad that we will be out of town on Saturday and unable to celebrate with your family. Allow this to draw you all closer and while allowing each to mourn individually don't mourn alone. He was with you for a while here, but will be in your hearts forever. Love the Jeff and Carmen Classen family (all 15 of us)
July 25, 2013
Taylor was the first person to make me feel welcomed when I transferred into Cole Valley. He was always a loving and caring person that inspired others to see best parts in themselves. He was a great man. I'll never forget the impact that he made in my life. Thank you.
Chad Werber
July 25, 2013
Wood family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless his soul and the souls of his loved ones.
July 25, 2013
Carla and Gary I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family at this time.
Debra Gibson McKnight
July 25, 2013
Carla and family, I'm so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I never met Taylor, but from everything I hear and read, he sounds like the very finest of young men and it seems all of Boise is feeling the loss. May your family and Michelle's feel God's love and nearness like never before.
C. Tromburg
July 25, 2013
To Taylor's wife Michelle, condolences from my family to yours, from one wife to another.
July 24, 2013
Gary, Carla and family, you have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard of Taylor's passing. We are so thankful for God's presence with you during these sad days. We love you all.
Chan and Nancy Hammagren
July 24, 2013
The Wood family, our thoughts and prayers are with you, your great strength is such an amazing light, in such a dark time.
Love, The Metivier 's
Jennifer Metivier
July 24, 2013
Gary, Carla, Michelle, Shawn, Angie, Drew, Bethany, and Josie,
We love you all so very much and will walk this road with you. Our hearts are broken for you and we will continue to pray for God's peace, comfort and love to surround your hearts. Taylor will never be forgotten!! Greg & Christie
Christie Cremer
July 24, 2013
My heart breaks with yours.
Jeannine Howard
July 24, 2013
Our hearts grieve with you, Carla, Gary, Michelle and family. Our hearts also are filled with hope...knowing you will see Taylor again. Until that day we hold you in prayer, asking for comfort and peace to surround you.
Grace Ruddy
July 24, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts grieve with you. May God wrap His arms around all of you, and give you His peace and comfort knowing Taylor is safe with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Eldon and Jamie Featheringill
Eldon Featheringill
July 24, 2013
Our hearts are broken with you but we rejoice in the promise, hope and reality that this is not the end and that you will be reunited in the place with no more sorrow, no more tears.
The Schraders
July 24, 2013
Taylor will truly be missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to know him. Deepest sympathy to his family and his new wife. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
A. Berg
July 24, 2013
May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you as you grieve the loss of Taylor's precious life on earth. And, in time, may sweet memories fill the painful void until that day when you will see Taylor again in heaven.
Bud & Sharon Goltry
July 24, 2013
The wood family is an inspiration to us all, god has used them to show his glory, taylor will be missed by all who knew him, doug and sharon cremer
Doug Cremer
July 24, 2013
I love you Taylor! Thank you for the joy you have brought my family. Thank you for loving my best friend, and showing her the best in life. You have always been another little brother to me, and my life will never be the same because of you. My heart breaks for your family and Michelle, but I know you are watching over all of us.
July 24, 2013
Carla, Gary, MIchelle, Shawn, Angie (& Josie), Drew, & Bethany,

The love of our Lord is surrounding us as we send you this message of sorrow of Taylor's passing. God's love is so powerful and I pray it brings you all healing and peace through these hard days of missing Taylor in your lives.

Mama Evin and Papa Jeff.
July 24, 2013
When I saw Taylor this last March he was so happy and excited for his up and coming wedding. I thought to myself what a nice and loving young man. He was always that way. I know he's in the arms of our Lord. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family and Michelle.
Tami,Roger,Allan & John Lee
July 24, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. May Taylor's legacy always be celebrated with the same love and kindess he gave to all.
Cindy Sorensen
July 24, 2013
Gary and family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful son. I have been and will continue to pray that Gods peace will envelop you and HIS ways will be made known.
Kris Saxton
July 24, 2013
Gary and family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful son. I have been and will continue to pray that Gods peace will envelop you and HIS ways will be known.
Kris Saxton
July 24, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through in this time of need. With Deepest Sympathy,
Anita & Jay Hintze
July 24, 2013
God bless you and your family for this tragic loss.
Troy Bolen
July 24, 2013
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