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Tuesday, September 19, 2023
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Nate Taylor, beloved Husband, Father, Grandpa, and Cowboy passed away at his home in Santaquin at the young age of 54 surrounded by those he loved after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Nate was born on February 12, 1969 to Sherril Taylor and Annette Hawker Taylor. Nate grew up in Santaquin spending much of his time learning hard work while helping his grandpa Taylor on his farm. It was there he discovered his love for horses and time spent outdoors. Nate had many fun times competing in Riding Club events alongside his Dad, Mom, Sister, and Brother. Nate had a work ethic anyone would be proud of. He started his first job stocking shelves at the Mendenhall Market in Santaquin. Nate graduated from Payson High School in 1987. After graduation he continued his education getting his degree in Diesel Mechanics. Nate always had dreams and goals which he accomplished through his hard work and businesses; N8’s Welding, N8’s Horse Shoeing, N8’s Horse Training, and N8’s Leather Shop. Nate worked at Geneva Steel as a Millright until the closing. He then started a career at Ash Grove Cement where many friends were made.
Nate excelled in everything he did, always striving for excellence and perfection. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix or make. He was an accomplished horseman and Team Roper winning many saddles, buckles, but most of all the friendships that will be cherished forever.
Nate married his best friend and eternal companion Gina Tolley on December 7, 1991. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple on February 20, 2010. Together they blended a family with Dusty, Bodie and Travis, soon after adding their daughter Sadie. In September 2021 they were blessed to adopt their grandson Kai Nathan Taylor. He brought much joy and great blessings to their home. Nate and Gina spent 32 years together with their family making unforgettable trips through mountain ranges, camping, UTV rides, motocross racing, and many roping events. Their spirit for love and family gatherings created a lifetime of memories. It was always an adventure riding with Nate because most of the time there were no trails. In 2019 Nate and Gina were able to make Nate's dream come true by purchasing property in Scenic Arizona. They had plans to retire and spend the winter there doing what Nate loved most, team roping. Although this didn't get to happen full time they have enjoyed as much time there as possible in the last 3 years. Nate got to enjoy his dream for a short time. He lived for laughter, a good prank, great card games, his family, team roping, and Mt Dew.
He is survived by his wife Gina, his sons Dusty (Rebecca), Bodie (JoQell), Travis (Coy), and Kai, his daughter Sadie (Jeff), grandchildren Sophia, Grey, Phoebe, Blakely, Emrie, Aftynn, Knox, Quinn, Kyson, Willow, Hazel, Braxton, Boston, Bridger, Preslie, his father Sherril (Sue) Taylor, sister Stacey (Sam) Evans, brother Jake (Gina) Taylor, sister-in-law Selena (Warren), many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceded in death by his mother Annette Hawker Taylor, granddaughter Indy Ann Taylor, grandparents Glade (Klea) Taylor, Harold (Rosa) (Maxene) Hawker, in-laws Roy Tolley and Iris Tolley, his favorite dog Gus and his amazing horse Grandma.
We the family would like to express our gratitude and thanks for all the kindness and all the help shown in any way. It will never be forgotten. Special thanks to Anderson Mortuary, Brace Carroll, Dr. Pikus and staff, Dr Esplin and staff, his nurse Kelly, Utah Home & Hospice for the great care given to Nate in his final days.
Viewing will be held Monday, September 18th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Santaquin 6th Ward Church, 545 North 200 East. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 in the LDS Chapel, 545 North 200 East, at 11:00 am, with viewing starting at 9:00 to 10:45 am. The burial will be at the Payson City Cemetery, 400 North 800 East, Payson, Utah.
Nate Taylor - Funeral Recording.mp3