Merle Dean Taylor

March 11, 1966April 20, 2021

Merle Dean Taylor born March 11, 1966, in Holyoke, CO. to Jerry and Donna Matson Taylor, lived on family ranch until 2 1/2 when father went back to college in Chadron, NE. attended grade school in Chadron, NE., Scottsbluff, 1986 moved to Gering, NE. to finish grade school, middle school and high school, attended Pikes Peak Community College 1 ½ years before becoming ill with kidney disease in 1992 had 1st transplant which lasted 4 years, 1997 had second kidney transplant work never ever worked taken out two months later. Dean was active in National Kidney Foundation and top fundraiser in kidney walk 2020 even with covid and sick as he was. Loved all racing which was enjoyed on his family as well. Played many kinds of cards and was really good at some of them, loved playing with this grandparents at an early age. Mr. Taylor was an active collector of many things: hat pins, hats NHRA cars and met John Force, playboy magazines, Broncos paraphernalia, matchbox cars and Nascar collection. His KISS collection was his favorite, going to every concert in Denver for 3 years. Dean leaves behind his mother and father; he will be missed by many and loved by many more. He departed this life at midnight on April 19, 2021 at home with his parents by his side. He will be remembered for his faith in God and his determination to always overcome that kidney disease.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 24, 2021


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Lisa Forsythe Martin

May 8, 2021

Dean was passionate about the things he believed in and loved. He was a friend who blessed you with his faith and positive spirit. He never shied away from a political discussion and felt strongly about his beliefs. Friends respected his strength, his passion and his kindness. You are better for having known this big guy. Rest In Peace Bubba Dean. We will see you again one day. Love ya friend.

Marcella Lyon

April 24, 2021

Our prayers go out to Dean’s family. May your memories help heal your sorrow.

Les Matson

April 23, 2021

I am his only Uncle and would like to tell everyone about his devotion to beat this terrible Kidney disease he had. He always had a very positive attitude even when things were down and out. He always said I am going to beat this thing and held his head high with that positive attitude. We are very proud of you for that and will miss you very much.
Love Uncle Les!!

dawn Smith

April 23, 2021

I will miss you dearly! You are a gentle giant and you loved everyone! You were an amazing friend and I am so happy your were surrounded by your best friends! you meant so much to so many! Love you!