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Harold Marshall Taylor

d. May 20, 2011

Harold Marshall Taylor

Harold Marshall Taylor, 91, of Webster City, died Friday May 20, 2011 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Webster City.  Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


Harold Marshall Taylor was born February 10, 1920 in Webster City Iowa to Archie Ray Taylor and Selma Camilla Fjetland.  He married Wilma Pauline Graham on May 18, 1948. He was born, raised, educated and lived all his life in Webster City, living north of Webster City on Blueberry Hill.  There were many a couple who share memories of being rescued on Blueberry Hill by Harold or his father.


Survivors are his wife, Wilma; sister, Cleo Taylor Graham of Webster City, children are Beverly  (Dan) Dobney of Vermillion, SD, Kolleen (Tim) Berven of Webster City, Arlo (Cindia) of Long Beach, California and Tracy of Kalona, Iowa.  He is also survived by one brother-in-law, Gale Graham, two sisters-in-law, Helen Graham and Artie Graham.  In addition there are seven grandchildren:  Suzanne (Scott) Herbold, Jayson Kerr, Nathan, and Jennifer Dobney, Patrick McCarville and Eric and Anellise Taylor.  In addition there are numerous great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and several brothers-in-law, in addition to a nephew.


Harold graduated from Webster City H.S. in 1937, excelling in business with his typing skills and represented Webster City at the State competitions.  He was on the Cass Township School Board, served as a Township Trustee.  He was a member of the Hamilton County Pork Producers, serving as secretary, active Iowa Pork Producers Association, and served as the State President of the Iowa SPF Association.  In more recent years, he was a member of the Webster City ABI ambassadors.  He was a member of the Webster City Birthday Club and enjoyed the Saturday morning coffee club, and visiting friends in their homes or at one of the care centers.  He truly loved spending time with family and friends.


He was a lifelong patron and supporter of the Kendall Young Library, and the Bertha Bartlett Public Library in Story City.


He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, and recently active at the First Congregational United Church of Christ.


Bruce-Graham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Fort Dodge Area Funeral & Cremation Service, Bruce Funeral Home

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