Melvin A. Taylor
December 17, 1947 — October 10, 2021
Melvin A. Taylor, 73 of Ogden, UT, passed away quietly in the morning on Sunday, October 10, 2021, with his daughter by his side and his family in his heart, after fighting a long hard battle from the effects of Agent Orange resulting in cancer and liver failure.
Mel was born on December 17, 1947, to Alfred and Ruth (Berlin) Taylor who both passed away early in Mel’s childhood. Mel was then raised by several family members, including aunts and uncles, and eventually moved in with his brother Keith Taylor and his wife Phyllis. Mel graduated from Ben Lomond High School Class of ’65. He then joined the US Navy and served during the Vietnam War.
Once he returned home, he met the love of his life, Ila Gae Kindler, and they were married on October 25, 1969. Together they had three children: Melvin Lamar (deceased), Brandon, and Katrina. The family was later sealed together for all time and eternity in the Ogden Temple. Mel also attended Weber State University and lived and worked in the Ogden area, retiring from computer programming.
Mel was preceded in death by both his parents; his brothers, Kenneth, Keith, and Hugh; his son, Melvin; and many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ila; son, Brandon (Shelly); daughter, Katrina (Wes); granddaughters, Saydi (Rylee) Porter, Emma Taylor, and Lydia Taylor; great-grandson, Elliott; his sister, Gay (Leon) Robinson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and last, but not least, his cherished dog-Nikki and his grandpuppies, Kody and Bella.
A special thanks to all his nurses, doctors, physical therapists and other caretakers from the VA Hospital, Ogden Regional Medical Center, Heritage Park Care Center and CNS Home Health and Hospice. We couldn’t have done it without all your love and support. Also, a big thanks to his sister Gay, and all his nieces who were always there to help him.
Please join our family in celebrating Mel’s life at his funeral services on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd.
Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com.