Henry George Taylor
Henry George Taylor, 81 of Grand Junction, Colorado passed away at home on December 19, 2014. He is remembered favorably for his entrepreneurship and dedicated work ethic.
Henry was born February 20, 1933 in Deshler, Nebraska to Harold and Millie Taylor. He grew up and graduated high school in Clay Center, Kansas. After brief employment with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, he joined the United States Navy. Henry gave his country nearly four years of service after which he was honorably discharged.
Henry and Patricia met and married in 1956 and their son, Andrew Henry Taylor was born in 1963. At this time Monterey, California was home for the Taylor’s until they moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado in 1975.
Henry’s lifelong passion for automobiles inspired the Taylor’s and resulted in family businesses throughout the years. They include; Henry’s 66 Service Station, and Taylor’s Auto and RV Center. Both became prominent businesses in the Glenwood Spring’s Community. Additionally, Henry volunteered with the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club. Forty-seven years of devotion to business and Community told Henry it was time to retire. He and Pat found themselves in Grand Junction, Colorado where Henry quickly began volunteering at The Visitor’s Center.
Henry is survived by; his wife Patricia Taylor, son Andrew of Parachute, brother Roy Taylor, three nephews, two nieces of Clay Center Kansas, Adopted-Grand Daughter Jolene Lyons and Adopted-Great Grandchildren; Brooke and Dylan Lyons. Graveside service will be held on Friday, January 9 at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Cemetery of Western Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction, Colorado; reception to follow at Legacy Funeral Home, 762 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, Colorado.
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