Warren H. P. Taylor, 89, of Havre, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013, at Northern Montana Medical Center of natural causes.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013, at Grace Chapel inside Northern Montana Care Center with Pastor Ila McClenahan officiating. The family has requested that memorials be made in Warren’s name to the Boys & Girls Club of the HiLine.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements, and you can leave your memories and/or condolences for the family at http://www.hollandbonine.com.
Warren was born on Oct. 21, 1923, in Glasgow, to Grover and Stella (Wingard) Taylor. He was raised in Glasgow, attending school there. After his school years, he worked as a farm and ranch hand, often riding several miles on horseback. He enlisted in the Air Force Oct. 27, 1942, at Butte, Mont ., to serve his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1944, and returned to work on the Fort Peck Dam. He also worked as a gandy dancer, working his way up to engineer for the Great Northern Railroad. Warren married Geraldine Albertson in Havre on May 12, 1950, and the couple made their home in Havre, where they raised their three children. Warren also spent a few years managing the Bear Paw Ski Bowl south of Havre.
Warren enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, boating and playing pinochle, cribbage and dominoes. He was a woodworker, making bases for Jim Pasma bronzes, benches and repairing antiques. However, his favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially in outdoor activities. One of his accomplishments was hand building a cabin in Glacier Park with Bud and his father-in-law.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Estella Mae Taylor; his son, Gary Taylor; his sister, Georgia Mae Taylor (Teichrow); and his brothers, James, Robert, Ralph, Charles “Glen,” and Muncie Jr. Taylor.
He is survived by
his wife, Geraldine Taylor of Havre; his son, Roger (Carol) Taylor of San Leandro, Calif .; his daughter, Darla Taylor of Sunburst, Mont .; his daughter-in-law, Nancy Sprague-Taylor of Washington; his eight grandchildren; his 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.