Curtis Ray Taylor

12 Apr 1921 - 17 Sep 1999


Curtis Ray Taylor

12 Apr 1921 - 17 Sep 1999
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Curtis Ray Taylor, 78, of Lindon, passed away September 17, 1999, of heart failure. He was born April 12, 1921, in Payson, Utah to Jesse Powell Taylor and Dora May Curtis. He graduated from Provo High School and attended Utah Trade Tech and BYU for one year before he was stricken with Polio. He serv
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Curtis Ray Taylor


Lindon City Cemetery

555 N 200 E
Lindon, Utah, Utah
United States


September 18, 2011


September 18, 2011

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Obituary - Deseret News

Contributor: acoffen Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

Curtis Ray Taylor, 78, of Lindon, passed away September 17, 1999, of heart failure. He was born April 12, 1921, in Payson, Utah to Jesse Powell Taylor and Dora May Curtis. He graduated from Provo High School and attended Utah Trade Tech and BYU for one year before he was stricken with Polio. He served in the Navy in World War II as a Pharmacist mate with independent duty on the USS Coglan. He married Rosaleen Cope, from Tropic, Utah in September, 1949 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He worked at Dixon Taylor Russell (DTR) in the drapery and carpet department. He worked at Dugway Proving Ground as a security guard and security supervisor for thirty years. He served as Stake Mission President for the Grantsville Stake. He also served for 20 years as the Stake Coordinator for the church name extraction program. He served in the Spanish name extraction for the Lindon Stakes. Curtis had a great love for all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all his family.He is survived by his wife, Rosaleen; four daughters, Dora Leah (Philip) Judson, Springfield, VA; Rosaleen Faye (Jonathon) Boyle, Lindon; Karen Deon (Roger) Wangness, Geneva, MN; Tamara Joy (William) Moore, Pleasant Grove; and one son, Jesse Ray (Barbara) Taylor, Lacy, WA; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include a sister, Joyce (Wendell) Brimhall; and aunt, Roene (Verl) Johnson, Provo. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, ElDene. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 20, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the Lindon Sixth Ward Chapel, 25 South Main, Lindon. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Lindon City Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Utah National Guard.

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Curtis Ray Taylor was born on 12 Apr 1921
Curtis Ray Taylor was 10 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Curtis Ray Taylor was 20 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.
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Curtis Ray Taylor was 32 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.
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Curtis Ray Taylor was 48 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
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Curtis Ray Taylor was 58 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
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Curtis Ray Taylor was 60 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.
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Curtis Ray Taylor died on 17 Sep 1999 at the age of 78
Grave record for Curtis Ray Taylor (12 Apr 1921 - 17 Sep 1999), BillionGraves Record 238252 Lindon, Utah, Utah, United States