|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1919|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2010|
Gail Ritchie Taylor, 90, of Moreland, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at his home.
Gail was born October 29, 1919 in Pocatello, Idaho to Jed and Margaret Taylor, along with his twin brother, Dale Ritchie Taylor. Dale died about four weeks later.
Gail was raised in Riverside, and graduated from Moreland High School. He helped on the family farm as he was growing up with his three sisters and his older brother. He attended Utah State University and graduated with a degree in Agriculture.
Gail joined the ROTC program at school and was an Army officer during World War II. On May 9, 1945, he married Jean Evelyn Carpenter in the Logan LDS Temple, and took his bride to El Paso, Texas,
where he was stationed. The war ended while he was en route to the Phillippines. He was discharged at the rank of Major.
Gail purchased a farm and ranch in Riverside with his brother, Owen. Together he and Jean settled on the farm and raised five children, Carma, Ray, Janet, Joyce and Betty.
Gail was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved camping, fishing, hunting, horses and watching high school wrestling matches and football games. When he retired from farming, he and Jean went to St. George, Utah for the winter months.
When Jean was killed in an accident in 1987, he was lonely. He also did not like the cold weather. He went back to St. George and met LaDean Wells, from West Valley City, Utah. They were married in July of 1988. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with their families until LaDean's death in 2000. In 2003 he met and married Carma Sorenson, an acquaintance from high school. They were both 83 years old.
Gail is survived by his wife, Carma; daughter, Carma (Roy) Prete of Kingston, Ontario, Canada; son, Ray (Elizabeth) Taylor of Moreland, Idaho; daughter, Janet (Brian) Haroldsen of Taylorsville, Utah; daughter, Joyce (Randy) Edie of Moreland; and daughter, Betty (Delrey) Pearson of Casa Grande, Arizona; 27 grandchildren; 41
great grandchildren; and numerous step children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Gail was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jean; his wife, LaDean; three sisters; two brothers; and one granddaughter.
Jedidiah Taylor (1877 - 1961)
Margaret Ritchie Taylor (1877 - 1945)
Jean Evelyn Carpenter Taylor (1923 - 1987)
Riverside Thomas Cemetery
Created by: Jodi Gooch
Record added: Sep 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59435491
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