|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1923|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1999|
Joseph Allen "Jay" Taylor, 76, a former resident of Idaho Falls, died Oct. 30, 1999, in McLean, Va., of acute leukemia after an extended illness.
He was born July 4, 1923, in Idaho Falls, to Chet and Lana Arave Taylor. He grew up in the Idaho Falls area and graduated from Shelley High School. During World War II, he served with the Army Air Force in North Africa. He loved his country and was proud to have served her.
While in the military, he met his future wife, Yvette Paulette Marie. They were married July 30, 1948. They are the parents of two children; and they have three grandchildren, Eric, Christina and Jessica.
He worked for years as an engineer for Mobile Oil in several areas of the United States and in Europe. After his retirement, he worked as an environmental protection consultant in Washington, D.C.
Survivors include his wife, Yvette; two children, Allen (Barbara) Taylor of Plano, Texas, and Nancy Taylor of San Jose, Calif; two sisters, Sally (Ken) Glanser, serving an LDS mission in the Fiji Island, and Fern (Kenneth) Peterson of Shelley; a brother, Jack (Sharlene) Taylor of American Falls; and his three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday at St. Luke's Catholic Church in McLean, Va. Burial will be in the Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
(Published in the Idaho Falls, Idaho, Post Register)
Jay enjoyed designing homes. It was one of his lifelong dreams and pleasures. He designed and built their family home in Idaho Falls. They left in the early 60's and did not return until he made a visit to his family and friends in July of 1999. He also enjoyed cooking and good food. He and Yvette both loved to tell the story about how when they first married she could not even boil water. He guided her so well that it also became one of her passions!
Donald Elwood 1914-1952
Hazel Madge 1927-1928
Chester George Taylor (1893 - 1964)
Lana Ardell Arave Taylor (1893 - 1985)
Donald Elwood Taylor (1914 - 1952)*
Bernice Taylor (1918 - 1919)*
Maudell Taylor Myers (1922 - 1996)*
Joseph Allen Taylor (1923 - 1999)
SGT, US ARMY
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: 6-M4, 7, 1
Maintained by: Pat Pitcher
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 26, 2000
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