Allen Taylor

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Allen "Dick" Taylor, 72, of Tonto Basin, died April 3, 2004. He was born Sept. 5, 1931 in Mesa.

Mr. Taylor retired from ADOT after 29 years in 1989, and was a resident of Tonto Basin for 13 years.

He was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He had many hobbies and interests. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jane Taylor of Tonto Basin; daughters, Kellie (Dave) Edwards and Kerrie (Max) Yaecz, all of Glendale; grandchildren, Rebecca Edwards, Dan Edwards, Amanda Yanez and Alexe Yanez, all of Glendale; brothers, Bob (Jane) Taylor of Mesa, John (Evelyn) Taylor and Bill (Marge) Taylor, all of Snowflake, and David (Ginny) Taylor of Mesa; sisters, Pat (Max) Perkins of Mesa and Marie (Kay) Brewer of Utah, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Rosabel and Maurice Taylor.

A private viewing was held. There will be no funeral.

Donations can be made to the Rim Country Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 305, Payson, AZ 85547.

Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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