Milt Taylor

2021 ~ 2021

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Milt Taylor, age 72, passed away in Salt Lake City, UT on May 12, 2021 after a brave battle against terminal cancer. Milt was the second child of Milton and Anne Taylor. Milt attended Stewart School and East High School. Growing up, he often spent his summers in Idaho working on his family’s potato farm and sheep camps. He served in the England British Central Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He earned an undergraduate degree in Business and Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Milt and his wife, Pam Nichols, were married in the Salt Lake Temple. Milt and Pam have three children—a son and twin daughters. Milt dearly loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends.

Milt owned his real estate business and management company for over 40 years. Milt was honest, practical, hardworking, and humble. He was willing to help with any job regardless of the size or level of difficulty. Milt truly worked all the days of his life. Even after his cancer diagnosis, he was often found doing manual labor in his yard or doing other acts of service for his friends and family.

Every year Milt set different types of goals such as educational, financial, service, spiritual, and health. He was always trying to improve himself and learn new skills. Over the course of his life, Milt taught himself many home improvement skills including building decks, fixing sprinklers, painting, tiling, installing hardwood floors, and renovating cabins. He spent many evenings and weekends helping his family, friends, and neighbors with their home improvement projects as well. Milt was a voracious reader. His favorite reading materials were the Scriptures, suspense novels, and legal thrillers.

He served faithfully in the Church and had infinite love for his Heavenly Father and Savior. He held many callings including serving in the bishopric and serving as the Branch President of a care facility. Church members say that he was always smiling as he served. Milt was a dear friend to many in his ward and neighborhood.

Milt loved participating in and watching all types of athletic events. He was on the swim team at both East High School and the University of Utah. His specialty was the backstroke. He was also on the water polo team at the University of Utah. Milt was an avid bicyclist. During his early adult years, he competed in triathlons. He excelled at the swimming and biking legs. He coached soccer for many years—his favorite people to coach were his children. It was important to him to attend all his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, whether they wanted him to or not. He was their biggest fan and found great joy in cheering them on. Milt loved spending time outdoors including bird watching with Pam and angling with his “fishing buddies.”

Milt loved to travel. He and Pam frequently vacationed in St. George, UT; San Diego, CA; and Jackson, WY. His favorite trip was a 31-day cruise from San Francisco, CA to Sydney, Australia. He also enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Italy, France, Switzerland, and New Zealand. He liked to try new foods and restaurants while traveling, as long as they served Heinz ketchup. In fact, some of his favorite gifts to receive included a Costco-sized container of Heinz ketchup, white Gold Toe socks, and Prell shampoo.

Milt was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Anne. He leaves behind his wife, Pam; children, Ty Taylor (Madi), Nichole Parrish (Patrick), Nichelle Elton (Craig); eleven grandchildren; and sisters Joan Mansour and Lana Davis (Dan).


Guestbook/Condolences

Dearest Pam and Family, We moved back to Salt Lake in 1955 upon my Father's death. We moved into The Ensign Ward. Milt became a great friend in fact he set me up with my wife on a blind date and some 48. Years ago was the "best man" at our wedding. We had many an adventure with the scouts or a bachelor adventour to Lake Powell for me and several friends. I well recall his " Continental" gold 10 speed with which we road up Emigration Canyon and then down Parlays and home. He did fish on the scout trips and was pretty good and on the yellowstone lake trip he led the pack in the home made kayaks across the lake. I remember the black corvette and his taking me out in it and how much fun he had driving it. When I arrived in Sydney for my mission they handed me a letter. Milton had taken the time to write to me a made sure that his letter was there for me when I arrived. He encouraged me and shared his testimony. A great man. He loved unconditionally. When mother was in the care center in which Milt was Branch President he was always there to visit and take care of her. Oh yes when Phyllis and I were married we were the 1st tenants of the 4 plex in North Salt lake. His mother taught us how to can tomatoes. So many fabulous fantastic times and memories. One last memoriy is making sure we didn't damage his car at his Pam s wedding reception. Marshmallows cut in half stuck on the car in the shape of hearts. Milton was a wonderful friend. Phyllis and I will miss him and his great love for us. May you be blessed with the peace and comfort of our Father in Heaven and feel the arms of comfort around you. Phyllis and Keith

- Keith and Phyllis Duton
Milt will be missed but leaves many pleasant memories. He had a unique chuckle built in to that everpresent grin/smile. I began riding bicycles in the single-speed days. When we went to visit, Milt said he had a 10 speed and he could ride UP the streets in the Avenues. I was seriously doubtful so Milt said to give it a try. I did and it WORKED. It was like magic. We had many fun times when he would come up to Idaho for the Summer. He was/is a class act.

- Stephen Ball
Pam, i am so sorry for your loss. Milt was always so kind to me and the youth in the ward growing up. Pam always made the most amazing print outs for our lessons. They both were amazing teachers in our ward and loving neighbors. Sending you lots of love right now!

- Lindsay Miles
I am so sorry to hear of Brother Taylor's death. I am grateful to have known him. He was always smiling and kind and willing to help anyone. I appreciate his example of an honorable priesthood holder. My thoughts and prayers for comfort are extended to his family. Heaven is a better place now.

- Shala Sorensen
I am so saddened to hear this news. Milt was a great business associate. Pam if there is a task you need help with please feel free to call on me. Particularly if you need any property management type help.

- Michael Waddoups
Lana and Joan: My best boyhood pal has passed away. I look at his photo and remember that smile so well. We played together almost every day! Seeing his photo and reading his obituary brings back so many wonderful memories of the Taylors and that idyllic Avenues neighborhood ... Joan babysitting us countless times, Milt and me running around non-stop through backyards on summer evenings, adventures in City Creek Canyon, playing on the Primary Hospital lawn, building model planes and cars, going to Little League baseball games at Lindsey Gardens, Holly and Lana playing dress-up in their mom's old clothes, wrestling in your front yard (Milt always won), biking on our ten-speeds all over the North Bench ... just growing up together. Milt discovered girls a little earlier than I did and first told me about a cute classmate at Stewart School named Susan Nielson. Little did I know that she would one day be my wife! Sue and I send our condolences, saddened by the passing of a very good man who was a big part of my life during those formative years, yet heartened by the assurance that we will all one day be reunited.

- Thomas E. WIlliams
My prayers are with you and your family. I met Milt back at Stewart School and was grateful for our paths to cross later in life. I truly admired him and I know he large hole. My peace and comfort be with you family.

- Lois Horne
R.I.P milt I just heard the news. Thank you for being an amazing role model for others to look up too.

- Shareen Smith
Lana... this just brought back so many childhood memories for me...picking cherries off your back door tree, cutting through your yard to the Willis home, playing Ted Rover in our backyard yard! I am so sorry for your loss...I really liked Milt and his happy demeanor. Our thoughts are with you! Holly (Williams) Schelin

- Holly Schelin