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Obituary: Henry ‘Earl’ Taylor

Henry “Earl” Taylor is at peace and rest as of July 19, 2018, after working hard and living a good life since 1929. All those 89 years were surrounded by people who loved and appreciated the charismatic and good-natured cowboy. Most of his life, Earl Taylor made a living as a horseshoer (farrier) and blacksmith. He was married to his beautiful wife, La Doris Taylor, for 63 years.

Their dedication to the love that held them together is appreciated and admired by everyone who knows them. Out of their love, the couple raised two sons, Douglas E. Taylor of Montana, and Casey Taylor of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren called Earl, “Cowboy,” a term of endearment that brought smiles all around.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents and sister, a niece and a grandson. Earl grew up and was born in St. Maries, Idaho.

Upon Earl’s retirement from horseshoeing, the couple moved from Las Vegas to Cordes Lakes and Prescott Valley. There, they had the loving support of son, Casey, and wife, Sheri Taylor, and two granddaughters (Jessica and Dan McConnell, and Jamie and Kevin Yancy) and five great-grandchildren, four more great-grandchildren in Las Vegas, Nevada, with granddaughter, Becky and Mike Deaver, and grandson, Charlie Taylor.

The world was a better place and those who knew him were blessed for knowing Earl Taylor. There will be a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Mountain Top Christian Fellowship, 660 6th St., Prescott.

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