Larry Taylor Obituary (1938 – 2022) – Everett, WA

Jul 9, 1938 –

On July 9, 1938 James and Marie were blessed with the birth of Larry, the 4th of 6 children. He was born at home in Hartford, WA. The family moved to Arlington Heights in 1946.

Larry and his siblings were involved in 4-H and all were contributing members of family and community. In 1956, Larry graduated from Arlington High School and joined the US Marine Corp. He served 3 years and then began a logging company with his Dad and operated a CAT excavating business of his own.

At age 28, Larry joined the Everett Fire Department and served 22 years until he retired in 1988. He was an avid hunter and horse packer into the Blue Mountains, and he played a lot of baseball for many teams.

37 years ago this firefighter met Jewel, a teacher, fell in love and began a life together. “Come my love grow old with me. The best is yet to be.” They built a vacation home in Kooskia, ID in 2000. This was Larry’s hunting and 4-wheeling ground, which became a huge part of his life. Each winter they enjoyed fishing in Lake Havasu, AZ with brother Marvin, and visiting Scottsdale, AZ with brother Jim. He also loved socializing while playing cards with his friends at the casino over the years.

Larry battled cancer for 17 years and helped Jewel care for her mother from 2012 to 2020. His heart was made of gold and loved his family dearly.

Now we mourn the passing of this husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and loyal friend to many. Larry passed at home with his wife Jewel: brother Marion, and sister Carol at his side. He is preceded in death by his siblings: Jim, Marvin and Janice. He leaves his wife Jewel, 5 children, Joe (Linda) of Arlington, Lon (Ozgur) of Marysville, Lena Ward of Florida, Lee (Christie) of Marysville, and Paul Mills (Jenefer) of Coulee City, WA. Larry also leaves behind 12 grand children and 3 great grandchildren. Special thanks to Roger of Providence Home Care and Dannielle at Home Watch, they both developed a very special bond with Larry.

Services will be held at Pioneer Hall, 20722 67th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223 on July 21 at 12:00 Noon. All are welcome.

Donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Larry’s name.

July 1, 2022

Published by The Herald (Everett) from Jul. 15 to Jul. 16, 2022.

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