Our beloved Son, Brother,Husband,Son in-law, Father, Uncle, Papa, Great-Grandpa and friend to most that new him. Jim passed away peacefully in his home with his wife Kathy and dog Honey on his daughter Candi’s Birthday. Jim fought a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis and leukemia. Jim was the son of Earl and Marion Taylor, the sixth child of twelve. Born and raised in Cairo Illinois until the age of 16. Jim came to the Weber Basin Job Core to get out of poverty and to learn job skills, and important life skills. While in Job Core, Jim received his certification in welding. After graduating from Job Core, Jim moved to Salt Lake City, where he met his wife Kathy at a mutual friends house. Together for 51 yrs, they raised 2 children and Kathy’s little brother that was only 3 months older than there son Tony, and 2 yrs older than their daughter Candi. Jim was a welder by trade, but was a man of many skills. He worked for Alan Steel Co. and Cameron Clegg an company along with owning and operating his own business Just-A-Shed for over 20 years as well as handyman work. Jim’s favorite past time was fishing for mostly catfish in his many fishing boats at many different lakes across Ed Utah.


Celebration of Life

Sunday, Jul. 09, 2023 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lincoln Beach
4700 South Lincoln Beach Road
Spanish Fork, UT


  • Survived By
  • Kathy Taylor, Wife
  • Anthony Taylor (Tony), Son
  • Candi Forbes (Kerry), Daughter
  • John Taylor (Kim), Brother
  • Tommy Taylor, Brother
  • Cameron(Meloni) Sandoval, Grandson
  • Mollie (Rocky) Wright, Granddaughter
  • Brianna Forbes, Granddaughter
  • Kylan Forbes, Granddaughter
  • James A. Taylor, Grandson
  • Vivian Taylor, Granddaughter
  • Marion Taylor, Granddaughter
  • Sadee Sandoval, Great Granddaughter
  • McKenna Sandoval, Great Granddaughter
  • Holden Sandoval, Grandson
  • Margret Taylor, Sister
  • Sara Taylor, Sister
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Earl Taylor, Father
  • Marion Taylor, Mother
  • Charles Taylor, Brother
  • William Taylor, Brother
  • Robert Taylor, Brother
  • Joesph Taylor, Brother
  • Hugh Taylor, Brother
  • Mary Thompson, Sister
  • Annie Taylor, Sister

Life Story Info


Candi Forbes

Post Date

Jul 01, 2023

Personal Info


Cairo, Utah, United States


Yuma, Arizona, United States

Cause of Death







Construction & Skilled Trades
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shad , utah, UT, US Jul 06, 2023

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shad , utah, UT, US Jul 06, 2023

My grandpa(papa) my sisters and I have always called him, we were fortunate to be in his life while he was still young, I have many memories working with him during summers and we were always fishing and hunting together, I was his little buddy growing up, he taught me many things, strong work ethics, many skills in home improvement and fixing just about anything that could be fixed, he loved his great grand kids, he loved making them laugh as babies and as they got older he loved helping them fish. he will be missed, love you papa rest in peace and save me some catfish up there!

Cameron , West haven, UT, US Jul 03, 2023

Thank you Cameron, this was a beautiful message for Papa, he loved and missed his little buddy up to the end. I was always happily surprised when papa taught you how to do something at such young ages, such as starting the boat motor and backing it off the boat trailer and driving it over to the boat dock and tying it up when you were only six, the cutest thing ever my heart was so touched to see you do that and how proud you were to do it and papa didn't think it was a big deal but not many young boys that age got to learn things like that from their papa's.

Candi Forbes , Kaysville, UT, US Jul 07, 2023

My favorite uncle and my namesake, Uncle Jim will forever be in my fond memories of the time we spent together.

James Thompson , Las Vegas, NV, US Jul 01, 2023

Thank you Cousin Jim for your thoughtful note about Dad. Love you and your brothers.

Candi Forbes , Kaysville, UT, US Jul 01, 2023