Melbert 'Mel' James Taylor

of Heyburn, Idaho
Born: May 19, 1964 in Provo, Utah
Died: October 3, 2012 in Pocatello, Idaho
Age: 48 years old
Heyburn, Idaho - Melbert ‘Mel’ James Taylor, 48, of Heyburn, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Portneuf Region Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho, of injuries from an automobile accident.
Melbert was born May 19, 1964, in Provo, Utah, to Vearl and Saundra Taylor. He grew up in Heyburn and graduated from Minico High School. He married Robin Short. He farmed and worked as a truck driver, then received a bachelor’s degree in contractor plumbing and began working for Jackson Plumbing. In 1997, Melbert started his own plumbing business, Sunrise Plumbing. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving for two years in the Pennsylvania Pittsburg Mission. He enjoyed four-wheeling, hunting, fishing, family and especially spending time with his children.
Melbert is survived by his wife, Robin Taylor of Heyburn; children, Terrence (Tiffany) Taylor, Kourtney Taylor, Jesse Taylor and Emilee Taylor, all of Heyburn; grandchildren, Brody Jones and Emma and Ella Musgrove of Heyburn; parents, Vearl and Saundra Taylor of Heyburn; brothers, Scott Taylor of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Gene (Mariam) Taylor of Salt Lake City, Utah; sister, Kris (Val) Clark of Declo; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melbert and Thelma Taylor, and Ralph and Helen Weidel.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Heyburn LDS 2nd Ward Church, 530 Villa Drive in Heyburn. A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Hansen Mortuary, 710 Sixth St. in Rupert, and one hour before the service Monday at the church. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Elba Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Melbert Taylor Memorial Fund at any D.L. Evans Bank.
The family would like to thank the Quick Response, Cassia Regional Medical Center Emergency Room, Life Flight, and Portneuf Regional Medical Center for their care of Melbert.

Add to guestbook


Comment: 250 Characters Left

KMVT is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. AS FAR AS THE COMMENTING RULES: KMVT encourages users to suggest removal of comments that violate any of the house rules: 1. Keep it clean - This is a public forum, open to civilized people who do not appreciate obscene, vulgar or sexually-oriented language, no matter how creatively spelled. 2. Keep it civil - Don't defame, threaten, abuse or invade the privacy of other readers or the subjects of stories. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person will be tolerated. 3. Keep it truthful and legal - Don't lie, impersonate another individual or post comments that advocate illegal activity. 4. Keep on topic - Stay focused on the subject at hand. Do not post advertisements or solicitations for funds, goods, or services. 5. Be responsible - Comments are the sole responsibility of those who post them. 6. Share your knowledge - Give us your eyewitness accounts, background and observations. If you see a factual error in a story or think there are issues we should follow up on, please e-mail us at or call 208-733-1100 ext 3060. 7. Exercise your authority - Police these comments and suggest removal of those that violate the house rules. 8. And remember - Rules violators may be permanently banned from commenting. Questions about commenting or other inquiries about this site may be sent to: