Originally Published: February 6, 2018 6 a.m.
Paul Roger Taylor, 76, of Paulden, went home to be with his loving wife in the presence of the Lord on Jan. 18, 2018.
Mr. Taylor was born in 1941 to Paul and Opal (Hively) Taylor in Walton, West Virginia. He was the second oldest of five children. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Midland, Pennsylvania, where he met his future wife, Anna Goldinger. They were wed on July 9, 1960, and were together for over 57 years, before Anna passed in October of 2017.
After the birth of their first child, the Taylors moved to the Akron, Ohio area, where their second child was born. The family then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1970. Although Paul worked in the tire and mining equipment industries for a considerable time, his true passion was automobiles.
In the Akron area, he owned two service stations, and managed two others after moving to Phoenix. He was always ready and willing to help a stranded motorist, or a neighbor in need of automotive advice.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Christopher Farrar of Phoenix; his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Anna Taylor of Paulden; grandson Michael Farrar of Phoenix; step-grandsons, Gary, Dwight, Matthew, and Zeckariah Boyd; three step-great-grandchildren; older brother, Richard; and sisters, Karen, Linda and Judy.
Viewing and cremation was handled by ABC Funeral Home of Chino Valley (special thanks to Hector De Los Santos, manager of ABC, for his services with both Paul and Anna). Per the request of Mr. Taylor, there will be no memorial service at this time.
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