Marlow Paul Taylor, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, born April 12, 1931 in Ogden, UT to Norval George Taylor and Louisa Gweneth Matthews Taylor, returned to his heavenly home on March 21, 2015 in Mesa, AZ to be reunited and welcomed with open arms to those who passed before him. He was proceeded in death by: father George Norval Taylor, mother Louisa Gweneth Matthews Taylor, brothers George Alfred Taylor, Norval Clair Taylor, wife Sharol Gibbs Taylor (married Dec. 1, 1952) and daughter Wendy Leigh Harvey.
Marlow served his country valiantly in the US Navy for 30 years of active duty; retiring as a Command Master Chief.
Marlow was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints until his final hours. Marlow loved genealogy work and was solely responsible for preparing over 111,000 names for temple work. Marlow served a full time service mission for the church with his second wife Elizabeth Hawkins Taylor (married Oct. 19, 1995) in the Mesa, AZ Family History Center.
Marlow is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Hawkins Taylor of Mesa, AZ., sister Noelleen Edmunds of N. Ogden, UT, son Val Paul Taylor of Camino Is, WA; Val’s 4 children and 10 grandchildren; daughter Marla Jean Stimmel (Edward) of Bothell, WA; Marla’s 4 children and 10 grandchildren; daughter Carrie Louise Taylor of Bothell, WA; Carrie’s 4 children and 13 grandchildren; son Phillip Gibbs Taylor (Irene Ouzts) of Mesa, AZ; Phillip’s 3 children; daughter Wendy’s 3 children and 5 grandchildren; step-son Gary Hawkins (Gail) of Boise, ID; Gary’s 5 children and 12 grandchildren; step-daughter Jan Cottrell of Mesa, AZ; Jan’s 4 children and 3 grandchildren; step-daughter Sheri Anderson (Bill) of Queen Creek, AZ; Sheri’s 4 children and 8 grandchildren; step-daughter LuAnn Warren (Brad) of Livermore, CA; LuAnn’s 4 children and 10 grandchildren; and step-daughter Karen Cochell (Perry) of Double Oak, TX; Karen’s 5 children and 7 grandchildren.
Marlow has 18 grandchildren and 22 step-grandchildren (40 total); 38 great grandchildren and 40 step-grandchildren (78 total) all of who he sent birthday and Christmas cards to with a little money for gifts until 4 months before his death when it just became too hard for him to continue such a precious tradition which none of his posterity will ever forget.
Marlow’s funeral will be held in Bothell, WA on March 30, 2015 at 11am with a viewing at 10am at the LDS church building at 16124 35th Ave SE , Bothell, WA. His burial will be at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR on March 31, 2015 where he will be laid rest with full military honors next to his beloved eternal companion Sharol.