Clarence Dixon Taylor

11 May 1909 - 21 May 2005

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Clarence Dixon Taylor

11 May 1909 - 21 May 2005
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Clarence Dixon Taylor


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


A consummate uncle to thirty nieces and nephews

Dan Clark

June 27, 2011


April 11, 2020


June 24, 2011

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Clarence Dixon "Uncle Bud" Taylor,

Contributor: Dan Clark Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Died in 2005 at age of 96 years. Bur. Provo City Cemetery Plot: Block 3 , Lot 138, Provo, Utah. ______________________________ ______________________________

Clarence Dixon "Uncle Bud" Taylor (11 May 1909 – 21 May 2005)

Contributor: Dan Clark Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Clarence Dixon Taylor - Duty, Integrity, and Plain Hard Work A Consummate Uncle Clarence Dixon Taylor, known to all as "Uncle Bud," a life-long Provo citizen, died on 21 May 2005, at the Courtyard at Jamestown, just ten days after his 96th birthday. When Clarence was born on 11 May 1909, on 5th West, there were no paved roads in the city and the largest employer was the Provo Woolen Mills, of which his grandfather, Henry Aldous Dixon, had been the first superintendent. He was the sixth of eight children of Arthur N. Taylor and Maria Dixon. Although never married, his life was devoted to his family in a consistent, helpful way that set a standard for all who knew him. He early recognized the value of computers for genealogical work and entered all his family records on an Apple IIe. Before that, his basement was lined with 32 lineal feet of 4' x 8' plywood panels with hundreds of names of his collateral relatives on small strips of paper. Each of his nieces and nephews received, at their marriage, a booklet with family group sheets of their ancestors, and their own, ready to be continued. When his call to the English Mission arrived in 1930, his mother paid a visit to President Heber J. Grant to explain that there must have been a mistake because he should be going to South Africa. Which he did. And for the rest of his life, he carried on his mother's devotion to their South African roots, where her father had joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1856. His published books include a history of the 1820 settlers of South Africa and two volumes of family records and stories, "My Folks, the Dixons". He prepared hundreds of names for temple ordinances and was a worker and the treasurer of the Provo Temple. Clarence graduated from Brigham Young University in 1936 with a degree in business administration and worked with his father and brothers in their furniture business, Dixon-Taylor-Russell Company, until it closed in 1964. He then took care of accounts payable for the BYU Bookstore, until he retired in 1974. His life was interrupted by World War II, which he spent freezing one winter at Margum Castle in Wales; then, slogging through the worst of the European Theater. He was a cannoneer in the 109th Regiment of the 28th Division, landed on Utah Beach, barely escaped capture during the Battle of the Bulge, and fought on into Germany. He would never talk about the war, much to the disappointment of his nephews, but wrote, "There is no good that comes from war, other than retaining one's liberty. War only results in destruction, heartache, and sorrow - a period of waste, loss of life, pain, and suffering. To me, a period of time to be forgotten." He liked to travel; but, wouldn't go camping, probably because his unit had once gone six weeks without ever being indoors. As a veteran, he was eligible to purchase a war surplus jeep in 1945. He and a cousin, Verl Dixon, picked it up at Hill Air Force Base; all four tires blew out on the way back to Provo. Uncle Bud's jeep was the envy and pride of the entire extended family and Oakhills neighborhood. As each niece and nephew got their driver's license, they were allowed to use the jeep for a week - until, one of them drove it up the front steps of the high school in Price! For his 95th birthday, his nieces and nephews each wrote a memory of Uncle Bud. Many involved the jeep; all reflected his influence for good. Uncle Bud was a quiet example of a good neighbor. The Taylor family developed the Oakhills neighborhood and the Taylor Terrace condominiums east of the temple. Before there was city water, he cleaned the ditches and tank and helped keep the water running out of Rock Canyon. The jeep was fitted with a snowplow and for years before the city began maintaining the roads, he kept the roads and many driveways clear. Rather than wringing out the last dollar from the land, he donated his own property for a neighborhood park. When the power lines were buried, he hand-dug through hundreds of feet of rock and roots to avoid backhoe damage to the scrub oak of land he didn't even own. He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister, two nephews and one niece. He is survived by his sister; and 25 nieces and nephews. All of them are grateful to be part of his family. We extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Courtyard for their tender care during his last few weeks. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 25 May, at 11 a.m., in the Hillside Chapel, 2000 North 1500 East, Provo. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Berg Mortuary in Provo; and, one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. (

Life timeline of Clarence Dixon Taylor

Clarence Dixon Taylor was born on 11 May 1909
Clarence Dixon Taylor was 8 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Clarence Dixon Taylor was 20 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Clarence Dixon Taylor was 30 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Clarence Dixon Taylor was 32 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Clarence Dixon Taylor was 44 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Clarence Dixon Taylor was 55 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Clarence Dixon Taylor was 68 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Clarence Dixon Taylor was 72 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Clarence Dixon Taylor was 90 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Clarence Dixon Taylor died on 21 May 2005 at the age of 96
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