OCEAN PARK — Chester Wesley Taylor, motorcycle rider, pilot, metals technician, jewelry artist, and loving husband and father passed away in his wife’s arms, on the night of Feb. 10, 2017, in Ocean Park.
He was born in 1942 in Columbus Ohio. He married Helen LeVitt Taylor in June 1971.
Besides his wife, Helen, he leaves behind a loving family — daughters, Elizabeth, Katherine and Barbara as well as beloved sons-in law, Jim, Tim, and Brad and beloved grandson, Stellan. He is also survived by Helen’s brothers and sisters, Connie and Greg, Richard and Elizabeth, Laura and Don, Carole and Ayden and Joan and Michael.
He was in Vietnam from 1964-65 in the early days of the war and received the Purple Heart for injuries received in the Battle of the la Drang Valley.
He could be counted on to help with any project, or any emergency. He was a skilled docent for the Salt Lake City Public Library for many years following his retirement. He was always kind, always loving, filled with stories about everything from history to alien theory to motorcycle repair; he was a man with a prodigious memory. He was much loved and will be much missed.
Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center with military honors to follow.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Disabled American Veterans or The Wounded Warrior Project. His guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com