Bryan Lambert Taggart

Bryan Lambert Taggart

Birth
Utah, USA
Death 4 Sep 2016 (aged 74)
Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 169997487 · View Source
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The world became a brighter happier place when a baby boy was born to Fred Edis & Mary Lambert Taggart on Feb 13, 1942.

Bryan Lambert Taggart, 74, passed away Sept 4, 2016 at his home in Fairview, Utah from a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was born Friday, February 13, 1942 in Logan, Utah. He grew up with his sister and brother, Toni & Tim, in Lewiston, Utah, where their family owned a registered Holstein dairy farm & learned the value of hard work!! Bryan attended Elementary & Jr. High in Lewiston and North Cache High School where he graduated; also from LDS Seminary in 1960. In his years as a youth, besides being #1 hand on the farm, he loved being a scout and took scouting seriously, reciting the Scout Oath often and still does.

Bryan attended & excelled in many BSA & 4H activities, winning State honors in many of them. Bryan commented that with dairy, scouting, 4H and FFA in high school, he didn’t have time to get into trouble. He attended Utah State University briefly before serving an LDS mission to the Northwestern States from 1961-1963. After his mission Bryan joined the US Army Reserve and continued in that service for 6 years, obtaining rank of Staff Sargent. He resumed his studies at USU in accounting and ag-economics.

While in college Bryan met and married Sharon Mary Nosack in March of 1966 in the Logan Temple. They raised 7 children in Lewiston: Gina, Julie, Duane, Kristie, Rebecca, Scott & Jana while working the dairy farm & land, milking cows, moving sprinkler pipe, raising a wonderful garden and enjoying the fruits of their labors. As a family they enjoyed camping, fishing & being in the out of doors. The children loved being pulled by a tractor, driven by their Dad, with a snow sleigh called the “screamin’ demon” …. what a thrill!! In 1972, Kathy Pinto age 9, a Navajo Indian placement student, came to join the Taggart Family & remained with them for over 20 years.

After 17 years of living on the farm, it became necessary to sell the dairy and move to a warmer climate. Bryan and Sharon settled in St. George, Utah where he began driving school bus for Washington County and continued for 23 years. Bryan began his accounting career for Savage, Esplin & Radmall in St. George, where he worked for 28 years until retirement in 2008, due to health reasons. Those 28 years were full of treasured memories, hard work and many hours of service.

Bryan was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many positions throughout his life. Being in the service of others was important to him and when he could no longer do so, it became difficult for him to accept.

After 26 years of marriage, Bryan and Sharon divorced in November of 1992. Bryan met and married RuLea Heaton Brooksby in November of 1993. She was the Light of his life along with her 9 beautiful children. They lived in Santa Clara for 18 years before relocating to Fairview, Utah in 2012. The move was very challenging for him due to his illness, but he enjoyed being back to a peaceful and beautiful farming community.

Bryan is survived by his wife, RuLea; his sister, Antoinette (Jaren) Pugmire; his brother, Timothy (Gloria) Taggart; children: Gina Marie Taggart; Julie Ann (David) Blum; Duane (Anisa) Taggart; Kristie Taggart; Rebecca Lee (Arnold) DeCastro; Jana Lyn (Pascal) Jammet; Kathy Pinto Black and 15 Grandchildren. RuLea’s children: Vikilee Brooksby; Ryan (Heather) Brooksby; Andrea Willes; Roy (Roneen) Brooksby; Kim (Erin) Brooksby; Allison (Brandon) Riley; Spencer Brooksby; Summer (Brett) Kirtland; April (Michael) Nielsen; 30 Grandchildren & together 4 great Grands. Bryan was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James; his son, Scott Bryan; Willie Brooksby and Randy Brooksby.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St, St George, UT. Visitations will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and prior to services, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Mortuary.

Interment will be on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lewiston Cemetery, Lewiston, UT. Arrangements are entrusted to Spilsbury Mortuary (435.673.2454). Friends may sign his guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Taggart Family Fund at Mountain America would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!


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  • Created by: Ross Woolsey
  • Added: 16 Sep 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 169997487
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bryan Lambert Taggart (13 Feb 1942–4 Sep 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 169997487, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ross Woolsey (contributor 46894751) .