THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, March 24, 2004

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Harry Taylor

   Harry M. Taylor, 87, passed away peacefully at the Regency of Puyallup Nursing Home in Puyallup, WA on Mon­day, March 15, 2004. Cremation has taken place and his remains will be buried next to his wife and son in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery at Chinook. A graveside memorial service will be arranged for June 5 to allow family and friends to attend.

   Harry’s parents, Harry “Beech” and Anna Taylor, home­steaded on a farm eight and a half miles from Turner, and that is where Harry grew up. He worked in Centralia, WA for WIDCO, the Pacific Northwest’s first major steam-electric generating plant, as the head maintenance superin­tendent before retiring in 1982. Previous to that time, Harry spent a lot of time working on major dams throughout the northwest and southwest, includ­ing Grand Coulee Dam in Wash­ington and the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, AZ.

   While his health was good, he always visited the Chinook, Harlem and Turner area twice a year where “good memories” remained in his heart. He usually stayed with his wife’s sister and her husband, Doris and Paul Hofeldt, in Chinook. Harry and his wife Marguerite were both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they once served a mission in Jackson County, Missouri.

   Family and friends recall how Harry would often say, “I have had a good fulfilling life with many diverse activities shared with good friends and family along the way.”

He is survived by two daugh­ters, Donna Lee Paulson of Big-fork and Carol Jean Larsen of Puyallup, WA; seven grandchil­dren and eleven great grandchil­dren; two nieces and one nephew.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite in 1992; and a son, James “Jimmy” Taylor who died at the age of 25 while serving as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army on a Chinook helicopter in Viet Nam.

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