Tye Ande Taylor, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily
News, Worland, Wyoming, Thursday, 29 Sept. 2011, page 2.
TEN SLEEP --- Tye Ande Taylor
passed away on Sep. 4, 2011 on his 81st birthday in Bridgeport,
Texas, a small town northwest of the
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
He was born on Sept. 4, 1930 in West
Palm Beach, Fla. to
Rolla Dotson Taylor, Jr. and Edna May Rhine. He grew up in Florida and joined the
U.S. Navy at a young age.
Tye spent 20 years off and on in the U.S. Navy where
he graduated from the U.S. Naval School (Radarman) at
Treasure Island, San Francisco,
1948. He was trained as an Electronic Technician Chief. He received
the Korean Service Medal (1 star), Navy Occupation Medal, China Service Medal,
Korean Presidential Unite Citation Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. He
participated in the 1962 nuclear tests in the Pacific. Tye was stationed in California,
New Mexico and Kodiak, Alaska
and was very proud to serve his country and be a part
of the military.
He married Emily Catherine Herms on Nov. 5, 1950 in Yuma, Ariz.
They were later sealed in the Arizona Mesa Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. Tye
and Emily adopted two children, Mark James Taylor and Margaret
"Penny" Rhone. They loved these children and were very grateful
to be parents.
Tye not only served his country but was active in his
church. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on
Sept. 16, 1962 in Kodiak. Some of his callings included Sunday School teacher in Alaska,
Elder's quorum counselor and Stake missionary in Vallejo,
Calif. and bishop in West Palm Beach. He loved watching
general conference addresses, musical programs and church history on the BYU
He retired from the U.S. Navy and worked as a computer instructor for RCA, a
technical writer for Harris Corporation in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
and as a manager in the training department for Harris Corporation. Tye loved watching golf, doing family research, visiting
with friends and so enjoyed his grandchildren and family. Tye and Emily raised their family mainly in Florida and then moved to Georgetown,
Texas, north of Austin,
Texas, around 2007, to be closer to their son,
Mark and family in Houston,
Texas. When their health
began to fail, they moved closer to Tye's sister,
Marie Riley in Bridgeport.
She cared for them on a daily basis and was with him to the end.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R. D. Taylor and Edna Rhine; his
brother, Chip Taylor and his son, Mark Taylor.
He is survived by his wife, Emily Taylor of Bridgeport; his sister Marie and
husband Jimmy Riley of Runaway Bay, Texas; his daughter Penny Rhone; his
daughter-in-law, Lorraine Mills Taylor and grandsons Troy and Zane Taylor all
of Ten Sleep; and many other family members in Texas and California.
Cremation took place in Bridgeport
by Jones Family Funeral Home. It was Tye's
desire to be buried near his son, Mark, who passed away March 18, 2011 and is
buried in the Ten Sleep Cemetery. He always wanted to travel to Wyoming but never made it, so it is fitting that his
final resting place be near the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, red hills and countryside of
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at the Ten Sleep
Cemetery at 5 p.m.
Bryant Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements.