OBITUARY

Donald Ray Taylor

April 15, 1926June 10, 2021

Donald R. Taylor, age 95, passed away June 10 2021 in Mesa, AZ. Donald born April 15, 1926 in Long Beach, CA. He was the second son of Harris and Thelma Taylor. He served in the US Army – wounded in Germany during WW II and received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He played semi-pro baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He met and married Willa Belle English. They had four boys: Donald K Taylor, William (Karen) Taylor (both deceased), Douglas (Serina) Taylor, and Barry (Kim) Taylor. Remarried Beverly Taylor (younger brother’s wife after he was killed in an auto accident and inherited four step children: Mary (Loren) Barney, Dorie (Steve) Thomsen, Gale (Sarah) Taylor and Dale (Lorie) Taylor. Married for 54 years. Don joined the Anaheim California Fire Department in 1956. 22 ½ years of service to Anaheim and was an Engineer at his retirement. He also put on many miles while providing bookkeeping and tax preparation services for 64 year. Don enjoyed traveling and golfing, maybe golfing first and then hoped there was a golf course nearby. He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Willa Belle English and all four siblings and one son, William. Graveside services will be held - June 24 2021 at 12 noon, at Harbor Lawn – Mt Olive Memorial Park, 1625 Gisler Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Services

  • Military Honors

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

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