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Merle Taylor
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Obituary for Merle Taylor

MR. MERLE TAYLOR, Age 93, passed away September 25, 2017.
He was born December 6, 1923 in Turley, Oklahoma
In February 1943, he entered the u.s. Marine Corp and served in the South Pacific until discharge in
November 1945 at which time he moved to Santa Maria. Merle retired in 1979 after over 35 years in
Water well drilling; owning Longwell & Taylor Drilling. From 1979 -1981 he worked as a mechanic for
Piper Corp. and then from 1981- 1989 was a plant manager for Frontier Cooling. Merle was a longtime
member of Santa Maria Elks Lodge # 1548.
Merle is survived by his loving wife of 72 years Allene, son and daughter-in-law James & Ilona Taylor of
Hercules, CA, 2 daughters Alice M. Taylor of Ashland, OR and Peggy L. Taylor-Baldwin of Silverdale,
Washington. 6 granddaughters and 8 great grandchildren also survive along with numerous nieces and
nephews. He joins his grandson in Heaven.
In honor of his request there will be no services. Cremation was requested with private inurnment.
Friends if they so desire can make memorials to any favorite charity.


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