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V. Lee Taylor

 

January 21, 2021

V. Lee Taylor

V. Lee Taylor

V. Lee Taylor, 87, of Garfield, Wash., passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Lee was born on October 22, 1933, in Keller, Wash., to Vergil and Dorothy (Dalrymple) Taylor. Lee graduated from the Garfield High School in 1952.

Lee joined the United States Army and served in Germany during the Korean War.

Lee married Patricia Burnett on April 21, 1956, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and the couple made their home in Elberton, Wash. The couple later moved to Palouse, Wash., in 1969. Lee and Patricia had five children. Lee is survived his five children; Matt Taylor, Laurie (Earl) Leland, Linda (Bill) Hammer, Lisa (Chad Palmer) Adair, and Mark (Chris) Taylor; 14 grand-children; and almost 14 great-grandchildren.

Lee worked on many construction sites at the University of Idaho and at Washington State University, and retired from the Laborers Union. Mrs. Taylor died in 2001.

Lee moved to Garfield, Wash., in 2007, where he has made his home since. He was a member of the Garfield Community Church and had served as a board member for several years.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 1 p.m., at the Garfield Community Church with Pastor Marty Masten officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery, in Palouse, Wash.

Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Army Honor Guard and Potlatch Post # 10300 V.F.W. of Potlatch, Idaho.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Garfield Community Church, Box 273, Garfield, WA 99130.

Kramer Funeral Home, of Palouse, Wash., is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at http://www.kramercares.com

 

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