Heaven’s gates were opened to welcome its newest angel as our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed away peacefully on October 7, 2022, surrounded by family. Lyle E. Taylor was born on April 17, 1935, to Floyd Pratt and Ethel Amelia Sorensen Taylor in Lyman, Utah.

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Lyle was the sixth of nine children. He grew up on a farm in Lyman, Utah and graduated from Wayne High School. He was on the tennis team in high school and excelled in academics. He served in the 116th Engineering Company of the Utah Army National Guard for 8 years. Lyle married his eternal sweetheart, Kathern Rasmussen, on April 18, 1958. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti, Utah temple on April 18, 1959.

Lyle’s career was spent as a heavy equipment operator and supervisor constructing highways, roads, dams and other major projects. Lyle’s most memorable construction project was building his own “home on the hill” – a cabin nestled away in Acord Lakes – a place that most of the family consider their own sanctuary.

Lyle was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints having served in many callings throughout his life. Most important to Lyle was his family and he left quite the legacy with 7 children, 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren – all who adored and respected him. Lyle was a natural at fixing things. He knew how to do everything from framing, gardening, auto mechanics, plumbing and electrical and so much more – he was a natural “Jack of all trades.”

He is survived by his wife, Kathern, and 7 children: Russell Taylor (Jil), Lindsey Taylor (Lisa), Danielle White (Max), Stacy Atkinson (Brent), Gregory Taylor (Lori), Natalie Geertsen (Robert), and Brady Taylor; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Oscar Taylor. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.

A viewing will be held Friday, October 14, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Eagle Cliff Ward, 1600 East Buttercup Drive, Sandy, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Eagle Cliff Ward, 1600 East Buttercup Drive, Sandy, Utah. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah at 12:30 p.m.

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I worked with Llyle on the Currant Creek Dam, State line Dam, & SLC highway project . Always pleasant & a team player.. We lived one street over from him in Sandy & our kids went to school and played together. A good neighbor

Arthur & Catherine Wicks , Canton , GA, US Oct 20, 2022

We both worked with Lyle at Current Creek Dam, Stateline Dam and the big highway project in SLC. He was the most wonderful person to be around, always polite, on top of things concerning his job, liked by his co-workers, and treated everyone fairly. His family meant everything to him and he talked about his children often sharing stories while they were growing up. May he Rest in Peace and Love!

Richard and Linda Taniguchi , Spokane Valley, WA, US Oct 19, 2022

We both worked with Lyle at Current Creek Dam, Stateline Dam and the big highway project in SLC. He was the most wonderful person to be around, always polite, on top of things concerning his job, liked by his co-workers, and treated everyone fairly. His family meant everything to him and he talked about his children often sharing stories while they were growing up. May he Rest in Peace and Love!

Richard and Linda Taniguchi , Spokane Valley, WA, US Oct 19, 2022

We both worked with Lyle at Current Creek Dam, Stateline Dam and the big highway project in SLC. He was the most wonderful person to be around, always polite, on top of things concerning his job, liked by his co-workers, and treated everyone fairly. His family meant everything to him and he talked about his children often sharing stories while they were growing up. May he Rest in Peace and Love!

Richard and Linda Taniguchi , Spokane Valley, WA, US Oct 19, 2022

We both worked with Lyle at Current Creek Dam, Stateline Dam and the big highway project in SLC. He was the most wonderful person to be around, always polite, on top of things concerning his job, liked by his co-workers, and treated everyone fairly. His family meant everything to him and he talked about his children often sharing stories while they were growing up. May he Rest in Peace and Love!

Richard and Linda Taniguchi , Spokane Valley, WA, US Oct 19, 2022

We both worked with Lyle at Current Creek Dam, Stateline Dam and the big highway project in SLC. He was the most wonderful person to be around, always polite, on top of things concerning his job, liked by his co-workers, and treated everyone fairly. His family meant everything to him and he talked about his children often sharing stories while they were growing up. May he Rest in Peace and Love!

Richard and Linda Taniguchi , Spokane Valley, WA, US Oct 19, 2022

We both worked with Lyle at Current Creek Dam, Stateline Dam and the big highway project in SLC. He was the most wonderful person to be around, always polite, on top of things concerning his job, liked by his co-workers, and treated everyone fairly. His family meant everything to him and he talked about his children often sharing stories while they were growing up. May he Rest in Peace and Love!

Richard and Linda Taniguchi , Spokane Valley, WA, US Oct 19, 2022

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