Duane Allen Taylor


(Feb. 26, 1955 - July 17, 2010)Duane Allen Taylor, 55, died Saturday, July 17, at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa, Calif.

He was born Feb. 26, 1955, in Lincoln, Neb., to Clifton and Edith (Cochran) Taylor. After attending school in Powell, he worked in the oil fields of Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota and Texas for many years as an oil field driller and then as a tool pusher.

He most recently owned and operated a chimney sweep business in Fresno, Calif., for more than 20 years. He had a great passion for life and what each day might offer.

Duane loved camping and was an avid outdoorsman. He was very proud of his Western heritage and the years he spent in Wyoming. He also had a great passion for motorcycles.

Survivors include his two daughters, Season (Taylor) Henderson and her husband Enoch of Gilbert, Ariz., and Khara (Taylor) Doten and her husband Shawn of Glendale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Anaya Henderson, 7, Dustin Henderson, 2, Jacob Doten (due in December 2010) and Lillie Henderson (due in February 2011); father Clifton Taylor of Powell; sister LaVonna (Taylor) McClannahan and her husband Terry of West Des Moines, Iowa.; two brothers, Robert Taylor (Sherry) of Healdsburg, Calif., and Laurence Taylor of Franklin, Tenn.; two nieces, Christa Bandfield of West Des Moines and Mandie Taylor of Holbrook, Ariz.; two nephews, Brian Taylor of Healdsburg and Creigh McClannahan of West Des Moines.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 2004; and a brother, Ernie, who died in 1974.

Duane's wishes were for his remains to be returned to Wyoming to be near his mother and brother. A private service will be held in his memory.