ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of David Eliot Taylor, our beloved Son, Brother, Companion and Friend.  We love and miss you, and are grateful for our eternal family.  Thanks be to God and His Son, Jesus Christ for their glorious plan to bring us once again together.

Posted by Amy McKasson on June 26, 2019
I passed my plant today and noticed there's a leaf just about to uncurl itself and showed it to Joseph. I told him I was given this plant by my co-workers when David died. We talked about how it's been 10 years. Then I stopped short and looked at my watch and it was today. I miss him and I wish my kids had known him here. I like to think he knew my little ones in heaven and maybe waved goodbye when they were on their way to earth. I'll read them his testimony tonight and thank God for the little reminder today of my oldest brother.
Posted by Melanie Sorensen on June 27, 2018
Over the years, I've tried to describe my brother to others. His good looks are always mentioned. :) Just like the other siblings have noted, I always correlate David with Batman. It is not that he was a superhero like Batman, though he shared some of the same characteristics, such as muscles, brooding, mysterious, and a good heart. The reason is that David was OUR hero! He was strong and brave and fun, and we admired him. We all love and look up to him still. We look forward to continuing and strengthening relationships with him in a day to come.
Posted by Aaron Taylor on June 26, 2017
My boys are keeping the Batman legacy alive. I think of you every time they run through the house with a cape on. Their adventures remind me often of our attempts in the basement to not fall in the molten lava while climbing on couches, chairs and tables, led by our fearless Indiana Jones. Miss you today David.
Posted by Kimberly Johnson on February 26, 2017
Someone brought up Batman today in church. Each time I watch a Batman movie or we talk about superheroes, I think of David. He was such a stud. Missing him!
Posted by Jason Carter on June 29, 2016
This time of year makes me proud of the ones who have served in my life! Thanks for being a great example to me and a man I always looked up too. Til we meet again!
Posted by Gary Taylor on June 27, 2016
From Grandpa and Grandma Folsom:
Please, God, forgive a silent tear, a constant wish that he was here. Others were taken, yes we know, but he was ours; we loved him so. He bid no-one a last farewell, nor even said good-bye. He was gone before we knew it; only God knows why. If all the world were ours to give, we'd give it all and more, to see that loving face of his just one time more. While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say, we send our love and thoughts to him each and every day." (Author unknown)
Posted by Gary Taylor on June 27, 2016
From Uncle Bob and Aunt Carol Winter:
We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that, too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. Now all we have are memories, and your picture in this frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part. God has you in His keeping. We have you in our hearts.
Posted by Kimberly Johnson on June 26, 2016
I still plan to add a more eloquent message, but just wanted to quickly say how much I miss David! He was quiet and often grumpy, but remains one of my favorite people. His example has impacted my life forever. I'm glad we can always remember him and see him again one day.

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Posted by Amy McKasson on June 26, 2019
I passed my plant today and noticed there's a leaf just about to uncurl itself and showed it to Joseph. I told him I was given this plant by my co-workers when David died. We talked about how it's been 10 years. Then I stopped short and looked at my watch and it was today. I miss him and I wish my kids had known him here. I like to think he knew my little ones in heaven and maybe waved goodbye when they were on their way to earth. I'll read them his testimony tonight and thank God for the little reminder today of my oldest brother.
Posted by Melanie Sorensen on June 27, 2018
Over the years, I've tried to describe my brother to others. His good looks are always mentioned. :) Just like the other siblings have noted, I always correlate David with Batman. It is not that he was a superhero like Batman, though he shared some of the same characteristics, such as muscles, brooding, mysterious, and a good heart. The reason is that David was OUR hero! He was strong and brave and fun, and we admired him. We all love and look up to him still. We look forward to continuing and strengthening relationships with him in a day to come.
Posted by Aaron Taylor on June 26, 2017
My boys are keeping the Batman legacy alive. I think of you every time they run through the house with a cape on. Their adventures remind me often of our attempts in the basement to not fall in the molten lava while climbing on couches, chairs and tables, led by our fearless Indiana Jones. Miss you today David.
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A Blessing Experience - Missionary Journal

Shared by Gary Taylor on June 26, 2020
09 December 2000

A little while ago Sister Charles sprained her ankle jump-roping, and was injured to a point that she couldn't even walk on it.  The next morning I got a phone cal asking for a blessing, of course I said sure.  We went over and gave her a blessing, fixed their fitter, got them some ice (which is a pretty difficult thing to do in this country) and then were on our way.  The next morning she was find and could walk just like nothing had ever happened.  the power of the Priesthood is truly the power of God.  It was really only the 2nd time I've ever had to do that, and what an awesome experience it was.

I would like to dedicate this entry to Sister Christensen because she won't leave me alone about writing in this thing.  I know it's very important and we have been asked to do it by our leaders.  I just never know what to write about, especially if I write very often.  She said If I ever became famous they aren't going to have anything to work with after I die, so figure I'll start writing now just in case.

Missionary Journal Entry

Shared by Gary Taylor on June 26, 2020
12 August 1999

Well I have been here for 7 days now, and so far it's the most awesome thing I have ever done in my life.  I love missionary work.  I guess I'll start with the first full day that I was here (Lithuania-arrived 5 August 1999), and then I'll go from there.  Hopefully I will remember things.  The first full day was great.  I spent the day at a Youth Conference.  There were kids from of the Baltic States, speaking all kinds of languages.  The kids had work shops on different principles of the Gospel, and played games.  It was a lot of fun and I met a lot of nice people.  I was also given the opportunity to participate in 2 blessings.  Two of the kids at the conference got hit in the mouth (boy & girl).  The girl's tooth cracked right down the middle, and she was in a lot of pain.  The boy was taking it pretty good.  It was an awesome first day.  I also met my companion at the youth conference.  He is an awesome Elder and knows the language really well.  Elder Thurber has only been here for 4 months, so he has picked up the language really quick.  He is awesome.  The first Sunday was great also.  I barely understood anything, but it was a lot of fun.  I hope I understand more next time.  I might even have to bear my testimony in Russian, so we'll see how that goes.  I gave my first discussion on Monday, the 9th.  That was a great experience.  I didn't understand anything, but I did feel the spirit.  the "D" went real well, and they want to meet again (Cepzen & Lesa).  They seem to be very interested.  We also met another awesome guy; his name  is Amgpeia.  We haven't taught him any "Ds" yet, but he is my favorite so far.  I like hearing, and trying to understand what he has to say.  Hopefully we will get somewhere with him.

Today we went and did service at an orphanage.  It was a  lot of fun, but depressing at the same time.  I know the kids aren't treated too well.  It will be fun because we get to do it each Thursday.  I want to get to know the kids if at all possible.  Today was also the first day that I got to go tracting.  I thought it was so much fun.  It's exciting to see what their reactions will be when they open the door.  We were only able to talk with a few people out of 72, but we had a lot of fun.  

The Spirit of the Lord is very strong with us missionaries, and I can't wait to get this language down so I can seriously get to work.  The Lord has helped me a ton, and I know he will continue to bless me if I give it my all.  It's going to be fun.

Elder Taylor

40

Shared by Aaron Taylor on April 18, 2020
Today, David would have turned 40. It made me think of when our Dad turned 40. He was a single father at this point with 5 boys living with him, 3 of which were early teenagers. If we didn’t already make his life interesting, his 40th birthday was an effort to make it memorable. David was set on making it the biggest curse of old age possible. Decorating everything in black went without saying, but David wanted the ultimate expression of over-the-hill. So, when Dad came home from work for dinner, he found a black painted cardboard coffin waiting for him on the kitchen counter. It wasn’t completely life-size, but no less creepy. David made things memorable. Happy 40thBirthday David!