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Noel Taylor’s Announcement

As some of you know we are in the process of reorganization of our Taylor Family Association. This is a real challenge because we are, it seems, all caught up in very busy lives and there are only so many hours in each day and it seems that we never have time to get done what needs to be done. Nevertheless we must keep moving forward, trying to become more proficient, enjoying more fully that which we do and in this process we do improve, receive satisfaction in our growth, and others see progress in this great work.

Those who do see this progress become willing to reach back, take the baton and run forward with greater speed.

We thank Gary and his presidency for their accomplishments and ask them to continue to help this great association reach our goals and responsibilities. We also thank all of you who continue to assist, in any way, this work.

In addition to Ron Taylor's tireless efforts keeping our massive database organized and accurate he is also taking James Calvin Taylor's position on the Board of Trustees. Jim is in his mid-nineties and we thank him for his generous assistance through the years.

We thank Dr. Roger Russell for accepting the leadership position of the president of the Taylor Family Association. He brings to our organization fresh ideas and talents that will continue to move us forward.

The Board of Directors will continue in our efforts and in the next issue of Taylor Times we hope to report the names of those who will reach back and pick up the baton. Happy New Year to each and every one of you.

Introducing Our New President
Roger Taylor Russell

Gary Schvaneveldt

I've been asked to serve as President of the Taylor Family Association. Let me introduce myself, I am Roger Taylor Russell, a son of Lois Taylor, grandson of Orson Shurtliff Taylor, and great grandson of Pleasant Green Taylor & Jane Narcissus Shurtliff. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, graduated from the University of Utah and went on to the University of Nebraska to receive my dental degree.

I served an LDS mission from 1960-1963 in Germany. I married Kathie Belliston just before I graduated from dental school. After graduation I went immediately into the United States Air Force as a captain stationed at Clark Air Force Base Hospital in the Philippines. This was a wonderful two years for us. We called it our two-year honeymoon. Also, our first child was born there, Kristin Russell McQuivey. After two years we returned home and set up a practice in Salt Lake. Two more children were born: Matthew Taylor Russell and Andrew Belliston Russell. Kathie and I were married 25 years before she passed. She was a wonderful wife and mother, but she suffered so much with an auto immune disease. She had a liver transplant, she lost her colon -- she had too many problems to mention. Two years after Kathie passed, I married Nancy Muhlestein Swaner.

I have been very active over the years in scouting and working with the young men in my church. I have been scoutmaster nine times, two of those times were with inner city troops. I was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1991. I am currently serving at the University of Utah Hospital and Huntsman Cancer church branches. I have had this calling for the last seven years and absolutely love serving the patients there.

I recently returned from a dental humanitarian trip to Nairobi, Kenya. We were able to do dental work on the orphans in the slums there. I have also served on other humanitarian trips to Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. I still practice dentistry full time and love helping those in need. My life is good.

 

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