Thomas W. Taylor
May 22, 1929 – October 27, 2012
Taylor, Thomas William,
83 of Tempe, AZ died on October 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nina Jeanine Taylor, his daughters Kathy Cates (Dennis), Patty Foley (Mike), Stacey Kinkel (John) and Julie Ross (Tony); and the proud grandfather of Taylor, Trevor, & Torrey Cates, Tiffany Fraley (Brett), Austin Foley, Kyle Kinkel, and Paige Ross. Tom was born in Bisbee, Arizona. He was a paratrooper in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division, and graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s in Crop Production and a master’s in Biological Sciences. He was the horticulturist at ASU’s farm, teaching about plants for many years. Later he was a carpenter at the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant. Tom loved hanging out with family, taking trips to visit them, and working on projects together. His constant love, friendliness and teasing will be missed. A memorial service will be held Saturday, 11:00 AM, November 3, 2012 at Grace Community Church, 1200 E. Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Grace Community Church on Friday, November 2, 2012.
- Memorial Visitation at Grace Community Church Friday, November 2, 2012
- Memorial Service at Grace Community Church Saturday, November 3, 2012
Thomas W. Taylor
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Jack & Gloria Smythe
November 5, 2012
Our prayers go with you and your family during this time of bereavement. May you sense the arms of our Lord encompassed around you during this stressful time. A lovely service last Saturday.
November 3, 2012
TO DEAR NINA AND THE TAYLOR FAMILY:
Our condolences to you all upon the loss of Tom. We know he is now in a much better place, with our Lord, relieved of all suffering and whole again. You are in our prayers.
- Jeff Gorin and Family