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1934 Michael 2022

Michael "Mike" Taylor

December 11, 1934 — November 18, 2022

Michael “Mike” Sonny Taylor, 87

Michael “Mike” Sonny Taylor, 87, of Osburn, Idaho, passed away November 18, 2022 at the Mountain Valley of Cascadia of Kellogg.  He was born December 11, 1934 in Ellensburg, Washington; Mike was the son of Alman and Rose (Smith) Taylor.

Mike attended and graduated from the Ellensburg High School of Ellensburg, Washington in 1950.  While attending school, he served as a meat cutting apprentice at Valley Locker Market in Ellensburg.

Mike was united in marriage to Leona E. McNutt on April 8, 1968 in Ellensburg.

Mike started working as a farmer in Kittitas, Washington; he then entered the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict.  After serving our country, Mike was a dishwasher for a restaurant in Seattle; he then went to work for the Milwaukee Sausage Company of Seattle and then the Boeing Company as a mechanic.  Mike worked also for the Pacific Car & Foundry of Seattle.  He moved to the Silver Valley in 1971 and served as a meat department supervisor at Barney’s Grocery store of Pinehurst.

Mike loved and enjoyed visiting with people, rock collecting, coin collecting and carpentry work.

Mike is survived by one daughter Debbie Hertz (Al) and one son John Carter; two step-sons Ronald Bricker (Dorothy) and Kenneth Bricker (Sue); several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; Mike is also survived by several brothers, sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Leona in 2021 and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at the Kellogg Funeral Chapel with Pastor Art Fleming officiating.  Interment will be held at the Osburn Day Cemetery of Osburn.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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