William Wenford Taylor
March 16, 1927-November 27, 2019 William Wenford Taylor, 92 of Gresham OR, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. He was born on March 16, 1927 in Larned, Kansas to Wallace Edwin and Mabel (Anderson) Taylor. While Bill lived in Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Jose and New Jersey his heart always belonged to Gresham.
Bill fell in love while at Gresham High School with Esther Duerst and married soon after joining the US Navy during WWII. Bill has three children surviving – Greg, Marilyn and Steve. After 43 years of a wonderful life with Esther his heart was broken with her unexpected passing.
After grieving for Esther he was blessed by God with a special lady "skating" into his life while enjoying nostalgia at Oaks Skating Rink. Bill was blessed with a second wonderful marriage with Kathie of 30 years. Bill was blessed by his daughter Marilyn Marjama with two wonderful grandchildren Marcus and Heather Marjama. Heather has blessed Bill with his only great grandchild Katlin Wilber.
While Bill pursued many job related interests … he especially enjoyed his photography, real estate and computers. His great love for his family was demonstrated by sharing his love for Jesus Christ – he trusted the Lord for all! Bill would have one wish … that all who read this would trust in Jesus Christ! He attended many years at First Baptist Church of Gresham. Later he studied under R. B. Thieme Jr. Bible Ministries. A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at a later time. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made as donations at www.rbthieme.org to R. B. Thieme Jr. Bible Ministries.
Arrangements entrusted to Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham, Oregon.
Praise the Lord! Bill is celebrating with the Lord Today!