William Vaughn Taylor

6 Jul 1914 - 26 Sep 1999

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William Vaughn Taylor

6 Jul 1914 - 26 Sep 1999
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Our beloved 'Pappa,' William Vaughn Taylor, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 26, 1999.He was born on July 6, 1914, in Wapello, Idaho, to Joseph Boyes Taylor and Angeline Margretta Thomas. He was the third of eight children born to Joseph and Margretta. Pappa married Mary Dorius Wright

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William Vaughn Taylor


Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States


May 28, 2011


April 10, 2020


May 26, 2011

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Obituary of William Vaughn Taylor

Contributor: crex Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Our beloved "Pappa," William Vaughn Taylor, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 26, 1999.He was born on July 6, 1914, in Wapello, Idaho, to Joseph Boyes Taylor and Angeline Margretta Thomas. He was the third of eight children born to Joseph and Margretta. Pappa married Mary Dorius Wright on January 29, 1941, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Pappa served in the Navy from 1932 to 1936. After being discharged, he entered Brigham Young University where he majored in sociology. Just prior to the start of World War II, he joined the Army Air Corps and after nine months of training, was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He was assigned to England to fly B-24s and with the protection of the Lord, returned safely to his family at the conclusion of his service. He left the military and after graduation from BYU, rejoined the United States Air Force in 1947. After serving in various domestic and overseas assignments, Colonel Taylor retired in 1961. Since that time he has lived in various locations in California and Utah. The Lord blessed him with the knowledge of how to preserve and enhance his physical health, and as a result, he developed the stamina and positive attitudes necessary to recover from colon cancer in 1990 and a serious heart attack in 1998. Pappa will be remembered not only for the love he had for his family, but for his strong faith. His "Never Give Up" approach to life demonstrated the power of the human mind and spirit to overcome physical illness and emotional setbacks. Vaughn is survived by his sons Vaughn and Charles Taylor, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, as well as by his sisters Gwen and Madolyn, and his brothers Ken and Milton. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his mother and father, and his brothers Joseph Willard, James June, and Robert Clayne Taylor. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, Utah, at 11 a.m. The funeral service will start at 12 noon that same day. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Life timeline of William Vaughn Taylor

William Vaughn Taylor was born on 6 Jul 1914
William Vaughn Taylor was 15 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
William Vaughn Taylor was 25 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.
William Vaughn Taylor was 31 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
William Vaughn Taylor was 41 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
William Vaughn Taylor was 55 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.
William Vaughn Taylor was 58 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
William Vaughn Taylor was 75 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
William Vaughn Taylor died on 26 Sep 1999 at the age of 85
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