Dr. Paul Ray Taylor, beloved father, grandfather, brother, husband, uncle, and friend passed away on January 4, 2024, in Millcreek, Utah at the age of 79 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on November 15, 1944, in Ogden, Utah, to Floyd Albert Taylor and Mary Fern Davis. He was the third of four children.
Paul had a distinguished career, serving in the Army National Guard and the US Army. He graduated from Weber High School in 1962 and later completed his medical degree at George Washington University in Washington D.C. For over 30 years, he dedicated himself to the Layton community as a Family Practice Medical Doctor.
Paul was known for his love of reading, fishing, hunting, and travel. He was an avid Utah Jazz fan. He had a particular passion for fishing in Alaska, where he sought the thrill of catching salmon and halibut. His adventurous spirit also led him to hunting expeditions in Alaska for musk ox and on Antelope Island for buffalo.
Paul cherished family travel, exploring the beauty of Alaska, Hawaii, Iceland, and Mexico. These trips created lasting memories filled with shared experiences and laughter.
Paul was deeply committed to his faith and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil South Mission. He held various leadership roles in the Elders Quorum Presidency and consistently shared his testimony, demonstrating a profound love for the Gospel.
A generous man, Paul led by example, touching the lives of those around him with kindness and compassion. His legacy of generosity will be remembered by all who knew him.
Paul is survived by his children, Stacee Rae (Ron) Pratt, Jeni Lyn (Jeremy) Erkkila, Mathew Paul (Vicky) Taylor, Curtis Samuel (Valerie) Taylor, Christopher Michael (Michelle) Taylor, Michael Paul Taylor, and Amanda Lyn (Matt) Aggers; and sister, Marge Dene Taylor. He leaves behind 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Fern Taylor; his wife, Joan Taylor; daughter, Cindy Sarah Taylor; brother, Gary Taylor; and sister, JoD’Ann Dance.
The family expresses special thanks to Sandstone Millcreek Care Center and Enhabit Hospice Care for the great care they provided and support for our family.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment Ogden City Cemetery, 1875 Monroe Blvd.
Dr. Paul Ray Taylor will be remembered for his dedication to serving his patients and others in the community; devotion to family and friends; and unwavering faith in God.
Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the services by scrolling to the bottom of Paul’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.