On the afternoon of July 2, Jay Loren Taylor left this earth and is finally free of all the tubes and machines he was tethered to after being diagnosed with lung cancer 12 years ago.
Jay was born on January 14, 1958, to Frank L and Vardella Jenks Taylor. And was number 5 of 6 children. He spent most of his life in West Jordan, Ut.
Jay had a big heart and even though he didn’t have a lot he was always ready to help whether it was borrowing a tool or giving someone a place to stay. The most help he ever gave was when he stepped in to be a Dad to three little kids that needed him in their life. These three, Jimmy, Robbie and Tassie loved him and he looked after them as if his own. He has had hard times in his life but taking care of these kids were the highlight of his life until his last day on this earth.
After they were older and didn't need his help as much he moved to Grantsville to be with his Dad so he wasn't alone. After he passed he stayed on with his Mother and watched over her.
Jay had many jobs, the last working at Grantsville Irrigation Co, with his brother Lynn until he was unable to keep working.
His favorite things to do were building things out of wood, go fishing and hunting and going to Wendover with his kids.
If you were lucky enough to know him you will have that memory to cherish forever.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by three brother, Martin (Jean), Lynn (Becky), Guy and two sisters, Frankie Smith (Dan) and Dawn Johnson (Dale) and lots of nieces and Nephews.
Also, his sons James Tsouras and Robert (Cathy) Tsouras and their children Nikki and Dacoda, daughter Tassie (Dave) Morris and their 3 children, RJ, Kayla and Kadance.
A viewing will be held on July 8th at Didericksen Memorial (87 S. Main St, Grantsville) at 10:00 am followed by a graveside service at Grantsville Cemetery at 11:00 am.
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