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Floyd A. Taylor

Former Carbondale resident Floyd Arthur Taylor died on Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Phoenix. He was 81.

He was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Denver, to Blanche (Flick) Taylor and Jake B. Taylor.

He graduated from Carbondale Union High School with the class of 1939. He then enlisted in the Air Force and was sent to Chanute Air Base in Illinois for machinist training.

He was sent to Panama, then was returned to San Antonio, Texas, for aircraft training. He was shipped to Italy to set up an aircraft machine shop to build aircraft parts.

While he was stationed in Italy he meet Iride Rassori. He later sent for her and they were married Jan. 29, 1948.

After returning from overseas Mr. Taylor attended Purdue University in Indiana. He worked in Denver for Wright and McGill in a test program making fiberglass fishing rods. He also worked for Gates Rubber Co.

He and his wife moved to California, and when he retired they moved to Mesa, Ariz.

He loved to travel, and he and his wife made many trips back to her home in Italy. He also liked to putter, assembling model airplanes and such.

Two brothers preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Iride Taylor, of Mesa, Ariz.; by sister Jeanne Rey and brother Jack W. Taylor, both of Glenwood Springs; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial was at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

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