Ron Lee Taylor, 66, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Ron was born in Burley, ID, on April 20, 1947 to Dona and Lyle Taylor. He was the oldest of five children.
Ron lived in Burley, Aberdeen, American Falls and Pocatello, ID. He was married to Nancy Wickel and they had two children, Arden and Kristen. They later divorced and he married Donna Benson and together they had one child, Logan. Ron and Donna later divorced. In 1986 he met and married the love of his life, Sheri Morris Thomas.
Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and the Fort Hall slots. He loved traveling to Alaska, the Oregon Coast, Las Vegas, Louisiana and Phoenix to the NASCAR races.
Ron owned the Trading Post in American Falls, then went to work for the Bureau of Reclamation at the American Falls Dam. After moving to Pocatello he went to work for Western States Equipment where he retired in 2010 after 23 years. He loved his post retirement job working for Sawtelle Supply.
Ron is survived by his wife, Sheri Taylor, Pocatello; brother Kelly (Terri) Taylor, Pocatello; sisters, Toni Taylor, Blackfoot, Jeri (Bob) Wasia, Blackfoot, Debra (Pete) Smith, Pocatello; five children and 13 grandchildren, Arden (Heidi) Cranney, Will, Tate, Ellee and Makaye, Oakley, ID; Michelle (Gibb) Stotts, Ashlee and Lacee Thomsen, Pocatello; Kristen (Winslow) Johnson, Beck, Isaac and Maximus, Minneapolis, MN; Tricia (Richard) and Cheyanna Jacks, Dakota Rowe, Jonesville, LA; Logan (Jackie) Taylor, Benson and Jameson, American Falls; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Funeral services for Ron will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road. A viewing was held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Interment will follow services Wednesday at the Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home (208) 238-8000. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family online at wilksfuneralhome.com.
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