Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tribute to my dad

Danny Jon Taylor

Taylor, Danny Jon born to Jim and Ordeal Taylor on March 19th 1939, passed away May 2, 2009 surrounded by his family at his home in Mesa, AZ. Danny joined the military and was stationed in Texas when he met and married his sweetheart Patricia Lou Richey on December 11, 1959. They were later sealed in the Hawaii LDS Temple. Upon his retirement from the Air Force Danny worked for Taylor Bros., then he went to work for Allstate Insurance until his retirement. Danny held various callings in the LDS Church, and has enjoyed working at the Mesa Temple. Danny and Pat have 5 children. He was preceded in death by his 2 sons Danny and David. Danny is survived by his wife Patricia and his daughters Sandy (Kelly) Casey of St George, UT, Lynda (Sean) Stack of Surprise AZ and Kari (Jeff) Nelson of Queen Creek, AZ, along with 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the Ellsworth Ward building, 10305 E Southern Ave in Mesa (Southern just east of Crismon) on Friday May 8th, with the viewing starting at 9:30 am and services at 11 am. Dan will be buried in the City of Mesa Cemetery. Arrangements by Bunker's Garden Chapel.
My dad paased away on May 2nd of pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed in March and died in May,after 5 weeks. It was very sudden and very unexpected. I am glad we have a gracious Heavenly Father that took him quick so he didnt have to suffer to long.I worry about my mother but I am sure if she relies on our Savior she will be ok. I am just having a hard time believing that I have lost 2 brothers and now my dad on the last 8 years.
I a, so glad I was able to be there when my dad passed and that we were able to take care of him,it was so hard to watch him suffer at the end,but he knew how much my sisters my mom and myself loved him. The funeral was a great tribute to him Sean and Kelly spoke and My sister and I and a few grandchildren said a few words. My sisters and I also sang O my father and the grandchildren all sang armies of helaman and families can be together forever,at the cemetary he had a full military honors bariel and Jason was able to present the flag to my mother,it was really an emotional experience. I will post more pictures soon. I love you dad.


Ben and Emily said...

It sounds like a beautiful funeral, I really wanted to be there but just didn't feel like we could make it with our new little one. We will really miss your dad! Thanks for posting this tribute!

Dana said...

What a nice tribute to your dad. That is so neat that Jason was able to present the flag. We love you guys!