Brent Vernal Taylor

Brent Vernal Taylor was born on May 9, 1942, in Afton, Wyo., the son of Vernal and Wilda (Linford) Taylor. He has been a resident of this area for the past four years, following his retirement. Brent passed away on June 27, 2012 at the age of 70.

Brent married Naida Murray on April 6, 1975 in Green River, Wyo. He served our country first in the National Guard and then was called up to serve in the Army in 1964.

He was a member of the Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union #192 as a Master Plumber for 43 years. His work took him all over the western United States as part of construction teams for hospitals, schools, and high-rise buildings. Following his relocation to this area, he gave many hours of dedication to the Lewis Arriola Community Center as a caretaker. Those hours included general care, planting of trees and constructing the baseball diamond.

Brent was preceded in death by his parents, Vernal and Wilda Taylor.

Brent is survived by his wife, Naida (Murray) Taylor of Cortez; his three daughters, Tina (and Mark) Bihr of Casper, Wyo., Sherry Taylor of Pinedale, Wyo., and Leneda (and Dustin) Daves of Waumsutter, Wyo.; his two sons, Randy Taylor of Butte, Mont. and Shane (and Robyne) Cote of Cortez; his three granddaughters, Erica Lansing of Evanston, Wyo., Tiana Bihr of Casper, and Kacey Starr of Saratoga, Wyo.; his grandson, Ryan Lansing of Pinedale; his two great-granddaughters, Jaucilyn Lansing and Mikyla Lansing, both of Pinedale; his two sisters, Gloria Mower of St. George, Utah and Trenna Gayley of Clifton, Idaho; and his brother, Linford (and Doris) Taylor of Evanston.

A Celebration of Life by the family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brent’s honor may be made to the Lewis Arriola Community Center, 21615 Road S, Cortez, CO 81321.

Arrangements are under the direction of Four Corners Funeral Chapel, Cortez.