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The Fence Post obituary: Robert Fredrick Taylor

Robert Fredrick Taylor, 92

June 11, 1928 – Jan. 6, 2020

Eaton, Colo.

Robert Fredrick Taylor, 91, of Eaton, Colo., passed away at NCMC in Greeley, Colo., on Jan. 6, 2020.

Born June 11, 1928, in Boone, Iowa, to Albert L. and Bessie L. (Engstrom) Larson, he grew up and graduated from Boone High School. He moved to California and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and received the rank of Tech Sargent on Dec. 1, 1953, before an honorable discharge on Aug. 20, 1954.

He graduated from the University of California-Davis in 1958 with a degree in agricultural economics and then spent a number of years in the agriculture business world before retiring at the age of 62. He later worked various jobs in food businesses, officially retiring at the age of 85.

He married Joy Shuford in 1953 and had two daughters, Robin and Janet. He married Kathy Wiley in July 1969, celebrating 50 years in 2019.

Bob was a former member of the Lions Club and Rotary while living in California. They most recently enjoyed their time with the grandkids and great-grandkids, celebrating donut Fridays.

Thankful to have shared his life are his wife, Kathy; daughters, Robin (Mark) Spaur and Janet (Andy) Mills; four grandchildren, Zach (Melinda) Spaur, Erica (Luke) Brough, Sarah (David) Mikucki and Dillon Gocke; four great-grandchildren, Julia, Claire, Levi and Emma.

He was preceded in death by his sister, and two brothers.

Robert’s Life Celebration was held Jan. 17, 2020, at Adamson. Inurnment was Jan. 17, 2020, at the Eaton Cemetery, Christensen Ave., Eaton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to “Cure Cadasil” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.

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