In Memory

Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor

Robert Earl Taylor

February 27, 1948-May 23, 2017 Robert Earl Taylor, 69, passed away on May 23, 2017 in Plain, Washington. He was born on February 27, 1948 in Seattle, Washington to Lawrence and Anna Mary Taylor. Bob grew up in Lynnwood, Washington. He attended Meadowdale High School in 1966. He ran his own business for the past 46 years, meeting and inspiring many customers and employees alike. He was very adept at bringing out the very best someone could give and it showed in his work. He was a lover of action and being involved with people and helping anyone at anytime. Some of his hobbies were hunting, fishing, camping and motorcycling. But most importantly, adoring his wife Gail for being so supportive of all his crazy ideas. Bob is survived by his wife Gail; fortunate children; cherished grandchildren and truly lucky great-grand-children. A funeral service will be held at Floral Hall, in Forest Park, Everett, W, Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The family will be greeting friends and family there. The family would like to honor Bobs extreme love of the Seattle Seahawks by asking those who attend to represent in their favorite Seahawk attire. The family would like a potluck afterwards so bring your dish and share in the celebration of his life. Thank you all.

Published in The Herald (Everett) on May 31, 2017


Bob Taylor has passed away from a heart attack on May 23, 2017.  Bob lived in Snohomish and owned Snohomish Tree Service.

Information provided by Lee Crary and Steve Favorite. 





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05/26/17 05:43 AM #1    

Alan Schultz

Bob, was one of my favorite people from 5th grade untill now. Several years ago he came over to our house on New Years day and got our kids cat out of a 100 foot cottonwood. I will allways remember that act of kindness.

05/26/17 09:17 AM #2    

Sheri Smith (Arrigoni)

Bill and I purchased our commercial fishing boat from Bob in 1977.  It was a pleasant surprise to realize it was someone I had been acquainted with for years.

05/26/17 08:16 PM #3    

Julianne Denby (Anderson)

I remember Bob--especially from our Maple Park Elementary days.  He probably wouldn't want me to say that I remember him as sweet, but he was.  He was rather on the shy side, but once you got to know him he opened up to you.  He is one of the people I was hoping would attend our upcoming 50-year MHS class reunion in September.  He is gone, but not forgotten.  Rest in peace, Bob.

05/27/17 12:10 PM #4    

Jeanine Cooke (Oudeans)

I remember Bob too.  Who could forget him?!  My sister was good friends with his sister Joanne . He cut some trees at my dad's home next to Maple Park .  I was hoping to see him at the reunion too since I went to grade school with him also.  

05/29/17 08:00 AM #5    

Thomas Rowe

Bob was a really good friend in Junior High as well as early high school.  He was a year older, due to redoing one year in grade school.  Don't let this fool you, he was extremely intelligent, school work just wasn't his thing.  One Sunday afternoon I had driven my father's go-to-work car, a 1949 Chevy, to his house for a visit.  Bob and I decided to cut the body off, then and there, and turn it into a dune buggy.  Using a torch it took us a couple of hours to complete the task.  We then decided to take it on the Mukilteo Speedway for a roadtest. About halfway on the return trip we passed a Washington State Patrol going the other way, Bob was driving and the chase was on, what excitement!  He chased us all the way to Lake Serene where we were able to elude capture.  My dad wasn't happy so Bob and I swapped the engine from the dune buggy to a 1950 Chevy with a bad engine, problem solved.  My friendship with Bob was very exciting and over the years I have visited him on several occasions, I will miss him.  You often hear the cliche, "when they made him (her) they through away the mold".  So true, so true.

05/30/17 10:07 AM #6    

Pat Dunham

What I remember most about Bob is and I think this is right, the day he drove a 53 Corvette to school. Have never forgot that one. Seemed like a good guy everyone knew who he was. I have never seen one since. Had a 6 cyl engine and a 3 speed transmission on the floor.

05/30/17 05:14 PM #7    

Alan Schultz

hey Tom do you remember when he and Sam Tisdale built a car from Fleurys auto wrecking?

06/30/17 11:22 AM #8    

Mike Buchmeier (MHS '66)

I knew Bob well from Wrestling in 1966, and worked with him in the summer of '65 at Lynnwood Plating Co. Bob was a big strapping young man of great strength, and a big heart. 

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