Steve Tayaba

August 19, 1950November 28, 2012

Steve A. Tayaba August 19, 1950 - November 28, 2012

Steve Andrea Tayaba peacefully passed away at home with his wife Karen and eldest daughter Monica at his side. He was a private man with quiet stature, gentle voice and a warm hug. He will be missed every minute of every day by his wife Karen, who cherished each moment they spent together.

Steve has joined his late wife of 31 years, Christine Tayaba. He was raised and grew up in his hometown of Visalia and later relocated to Placerville with his family. Born August 19, 1950 in Fullerton, CA in the warmth of a summer’s day to his parents, Teodorico and Georgiana Tayaba. Steve was a truck driver most of his life driving the California West Coast, he was proud of his service in the Marine Corps, a Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and Philippine decent.

Steve is preceded in death by, father Teodorico, brother Teodorico, Jr., daughter Sandra and wife Christine Tayaba. Steve is survived by his wife Karen, daughters, Monica, Lorrie and Andrea. Mother Georgiana of Placerville and siblings; Nani of Upland, CA, Ambrose, Patricia, Rosemary, Lorraine-HoneyBee and Georgiana-Baby of Placerville.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville, CA 95667. Private inurnment will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA. Contributions in Steve’s name may be made to Snowline Hospice, 6520 Pleasant Valley Rd., Diamond Springs, CA 95619 or Friends may sign an electronic guestbook and leave condolences at


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Karen Tayaba

December 28, 2013

Karen Tayaba

December 15, 2012

Thank you all for your kind messages and rememering good days with Steve. I pray he knows all the love so many have for him. He was his own kind of man and one who will be hard to forget. Rico said to me the other night"I can feel Dad here", he will always be all around us. When I pass McDonalds I am reminded how much he loved a hot cup of coffee, or when I drive downtown how we enjoyed a nice long ride,or in the market when I see his favorite sweets. Life for us is lonely without Steve and your remembering helps to ease our pain.

Abigail Toscano

December 12, 2012

So sorry for your loss, Steve was a wonderful, loving father and husband. I got to know Steve when I was growing up in Farmersville when they lived a couple of houses away from us. I remeber when he would come home in his semi when he worked with Turner Bros and his girls would run out to greet him. To Monice, Lori and Andrea, the Toscano family sends their deepest condelences and we are very saden on the loss of your dad he will be greatly missed.

Abby & Adam Toscano

December 8, 2012

Condolences and prayers to Steve Tayaba family.I met Steve back in the eighties and worked with him at Turner Brother Trucking. He was a nice guy and a good driver. We'll remember him always.
Ruben and Yolanda Patino

Tamara Murray-Guerrero

December 7, 2012

I didn't know him well, but I know that Steve was a very kind and compassionate man. When my Dad was ill and in his final days at my home, Steve took the time to bring my Uncle Charlie to visit his brother one last time. That kindness will always be remembered. Condolences to his loved ones.
Rest in peace, Steve.


December 6, 2012

My prayers were with you on your travel home. Im thankful to the creater for giving me the honor to have met you.

Rose Hollow Horn Bear

December 6, 2012

Steve will truely be missed my many. It was a pleasure getting to know him over the years. Many blessings to all who loved Steve. All My Relations!

Frances Velasquez

December 6, 2012

May the heart of God be with the Tayaba Family. Steve left this home on earth to be at home with his Creator and loved ones. We shall celebrate his eternal journey and know he will be seen again in all the glories.

May comfort and peace be upon all of those who will miss him.

Alice Pena

December 6, 2012

U will alway be rememberd and misst we love u

Marina Daigh

December 5, 2012

Love you Uncle Stud I'm truly and the most happiest person to say that you are my family and that I hope you feel the same way. Your Journey is not over uncle stud. May you watch over us with the rest of our loves ones. May you rest in peace until we all meet again.
Love you Steve Tayaba