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'y 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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Christmas Gift from Elder Taylor - Christmas '99

Shared by Gary Taylor on June 27, 2016

Family,

I couldn't really think of anything to send you, so I figured why not send the greatest gift that can be given by man.  The Book of Mormon, with a testimony. Testimonies are a very powerful thing, and I hope my testimony will help strengthen yours.

I know that God lives, and He has given to us all that we have.  I know that our Father loves each and everyone of us personally.  He loves us enough to let His Son die for us.  What greater love can be shown.  God wants us to return and live with Him with all of his heart.  That's why He has given us the Book of Mormon, and His gospel.  He has told us all that we need to do to return to Him, and we must follow that path.  God will help us accomplish the things He has commanded us.  He will not let you down, no matter what.  I promise you that. He loves you.

I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He died for us without complaint, with hesitation.  He suffered for all of our sins.  He knows how we feel when we are going through tough times in our lives.  He will strengthen you in those struggling times, if you will only ask for His help.  Never forget all that Christ has done for you.  Don't let Christ's sacrifice go to waste by not doing all that you can to return to live with Him.  He is your friend, He is your brother, and I promise you that He is always there.  Please don't hesitate to ask Him for help and strength in all that you do, no matter how big or small that task may be.

I have developed a very, very strong testimony of prayer while I have been on my mission.  Prayer is the most awesome thing in the world  It gives us the opportunity to speak with our Father in Heaven.  God has given us the power of prayer and we need to use that power all of the time.  When you pray in the mornings it completely changes your whole day.  After praying in the mornings, have a prayer in your heart always.  God will answer your prayers, He has answered all of mine.  Remember when you are praying, that you are talking with your Father in Heaven, you are not just talking.  You are having an actual conversation with your Father.  Always be listening for that still, small voice while you pray, because it is there, and it will tell you all you need to know.   

I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and if we follow the examples contained therein, we will be great sons and daughters of God.  The examples in the Book of Mormon are there for a reason, and we need to learn all that we can from them.  The Book of Mormon will completely change your life if you read it with a sincere heart.  Remember to always begin scriptural reading with a prayer.  No matter how much you may plan on reading.  The Book of Mormon has been sent from God and should be read with the Spirit of God in your heart. Answers to all of your questions are found in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon will bring you closer to God, just as the Prophet Joseph Smith has said.  Read the Book of Mormon each and every day, even if it's only a couple of verses.  Don't read just to read.  Read to learn, and grow closer to your Father in Heaven.  It's not quantity that matters, but quality.  The Book of Mormon has helped me so much.  I have no idea what I would do without it.  It has helped me grow so much closer to my Father, and to His Son Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.

I'm so very grateful for the wonderful opportunity I have to serve a mission.  It is the greatest thing I have ever done.  I have come to love the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all of my heart.  It is an absolutely amazing thing, and I'm so very blessed with the privilege of spreading the one, and only true Gospel throughout the world.  In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Thanks for all of your support and prayer.  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Love,

Elder Taylor 
Christmas '99