Melbert 'Mel' James Taylor
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.