In Memoriam: Ross Louis Taylor (June 19, 1946 – May 16, 2021)

June 2021 Posted in Obituary

Ross Louis Taylor, 74, passed away on May 16, 2021. A graveside memorial service was held in Scotts Mills, Oregon at the Maplewood Pioneer Cemetery on June 26. 

Ross was born in Forest Grove, Oregon on June 19, 1946 to Jack and Margaret Taylor. He grew up in Scotts Mills and graduated from Silverton High School in 1964. 

Ross joined the United States Navy and served from 1965-1969 during the Vietnam War on the USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 and USS Enterprise CVA(N)-65.

After leaving the Navy, Ross attended Lane Community College and majored in art. 

Ross worked as a lumber grader for Avison Lumber in Molalla, Oregon for many years and then for Weyerhaeuser Lumber in Dallas, Oregon for seven years before retiring.

In his later years, he belonged to the local historical society, cemetery board and was a member of the Scotts Mills Grange, and was also a longtime member of the Mt. Angel American Legion Post #89. 

Ross loved to fly fish, hunt, garden, build, travel and make beautiful walking canes, and enjoyed family and friends.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Margaret Taylor; and brother, Wayne Taylor. 

Ross is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Cecelia Taylor, who cared for him until the end.  He is also survived by his daughter, Erica (Steve)Taylor Burke, and grandchildren: Christian, Ashli, Taylor, and Håçaylie. and his sister, Judy Hurst, and brother, Don Taylor, and his ex-wife Scotty Richardson, as well as many aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ross will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Angel Legion Post #89. 

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