Stephen Wallace Taylor

16 junio , 19507 noviembre , 2020

Stephen Wallace Taylor was born June 16, 1950 at Portland Adventist Hospital. Steve died on November 7.

He fought cancer for 4 ½ months, although only recently positively identified.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Esther Taylor of Gresham, Oregon.

Steve is survived by his sister Marilyn Marjama/ her husband Marvin and their children Marcus/ his wife Sarah, Heather Wilbur/her husband Chris and great neice Katlin. Also brother Greg/wife Diane and step mom Kathie Taylor who is such an integral part of the family.

Steve passed with Greg and Diane by his side in their home.

Steve attended Glenfair and Wilkes Grade Schools and his Freshman and Sophomore years at Reynolds High School although he graduated from Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah due to his Dad’s work transfers. But he was “Always a Lancer”!! He learned to snow ski during that period at Alta and Park City ski resorts in Utah.

He loved outdoor activities! Camping, fishing, hiking and he owned a tournament ski boat which he moored at his floating home on the mighty Columbia. He also enjoyed fishing with Walleye Willie of the Dalles, OR. Thanks Willie!!

Steve graduated from San Jose City College with his Associates Degree in Business Management while making The Dean’s list.

He returned to “East County” in the early 70’s and soon entered the Architectural Coatings Industry as a dealer representative.

He retired at 62 from Miller Paint Company as their Dealer Rep for 21 years. He was known for his caring and one who was “True to his Word”!!

In retirement he made trips to Charlotte, NC and Richmond, VA. To explore and attend Nascar Races. He especially enjoyed Virginia due to excursions to Washington DC, Colonial Williamsburg and Virginia Beach!!

Steve especially enjoyed his weekly “tee times” with his “Lancer Buddies”!! He loved you guys … and “gals”!!

Steve had no children but had a special love for his nephew Marcus, neice Heather and great niece Katlin.

Steves friends are too numerous to list…. But “Lancers RA special group”! A special thanks to all of you !! The family requests that any remembrances be in support of the Salvation Army.

No services will be held due to Covid 19.


  • No public services will take place


Stephen Wallace Taylor


Matthew Foley

18 diciembre , 2020

I remember Steve as a great man.
he had some great stories to share.
I helped out at the Pint Store.
he will greatly misses.

Keith Klinger

14 diciembre , 2020

Steve hired me at Miller Paint and mentored me as a salesman. He was patient, loving, and kind. Very easy to talk to and work with. Always wanted to make sure my wife and I were doing well and keeping our relationship good by putting God first, then putting my wife before myself. I worked hard for Steve because I was more important than what I did for work.
He loved Greg & Diane and his other family, he spoke about them often. Relationships were important to Steve and he sincerely wanted the best for people. He mourned with those that mourned and was happy when success came to others. A genuinely good man who loved God and loved others.

Jackie Hoyt Swenson

12 diciembre , 2020

At our Reynolds high 50th reunion, Steve volunteered to be the cameraman so I met him for the first time then. He was so engaging and interested in me ( he was in my sister Diane’s class of 1968) Greg and I in class of ‘66. I thought he was a genuine person and sadly he and my brother Jeff Hoyt (class of ‘69) died the same day so guess what? they’re meeting up in Heaven together. RIP Steve and Jeff.

Ryan Johnson

11 diciembre , 2020

one of my memory's is when Steve took me out to go water skiing . He always made time to talk when he came into our store at Portland paint he was an amazing man and will be forever missed...

John Densem

23 noviembre , 2020

I count Steve among the finest gentlemen I have known. I have been honored to have been reunited with his company these past few years. For his family and friends, I share your loss....

Gerri Cates

16 noviembre , 2020

I'm so grateful to you Stephen for giving me (Much needed) hope, after my husband, Don died, You said, Gerri your Purpose is not over. God has a plan for you! That still gives me so much hope! Thank you Steve!

Pat Canham

12 noviembre , 2020

Steve was a kind, sincere human being. We should all be so lucky as to call someone like Steve, "friend". Steve and I were in the same first grade class at Glenfair Elementary and in recent years we often ran into each other while shopping at our local BiMart store and took a few minutes to visit and catch up.
One day he joked, "we have to stop meeting this way"
Rest in Peace my friend.
You will be missed by many.
Pat Canham

Kim Hager

12 noviembre , 2020

Wow, my first boyfriend, we always laughed about that..We talked about how our parents were such close friends, which made our families close.
We would joke alot about who was the best Nascar driver..
He was a Matt Kenseth Fan..
I will so miss our conversations about GOD and growing up..
Until we meet again Steve...
Know that I loved you from the bottom of my heart..RIDE IN PEACE ON YOUR BIKE...

Gary & Jonette Lee

12 noviembre , 2020

Steve was a wonderful caring man, selfless, and just a beautiful soul. We are blessed to have called him friend for many, many years and grateful for the time we had with him. He truly will be missed.

Our condolences to Greg and Marilyn, and Steve’s extended family. May you find peace in the days ahead. Let your memories be your healing.

Cindy Whiteman

12 noviembre , 2020

Gosh, where do I start? Steve was one of the most kind, considerate, caring men I've ever known. His love for his family ( and friends ) was second to none. I will forever cherish all of the memories I have with him, my golfing buddy, our taco Tuesday buddy, and the countless hours of great conversations we had. With all of the world's troubles, I guess God needed a special warrior, and He chose the best. My deepest & most heartfelt condolences to Greg & Diane, Marilyn & Marv, Kathie, and the entire Taylor family. Rest easy my sweet friend, you will be sorely missed forever. Here's one of my favorite photos of Steve with me & two of my sisters.