The most amazing husband, father, son, brother, and friend, Marc V Taylor passed away on November 24, 2017. He passed suddenly of a massive heart attack.
Marc was born June 27, 1969 and is the son of Jay and Eileen Taylor. He was raised in Peterson, Utah and was always a bright spark for everyone around him. He loved hunting with his dad (although he never killed anything), 4-wheeling, and anything outdoors. His love for music started at an early age and he participated in the marching band while attending Morgan High. After high school he served an LDS Mission in West Virginia. On September 13, 1997, he married the love of his life, Shelly L. Barnes. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple and together raised three incredible children: Dylan, Rylan, and Kylee Taylor. They have always been Marc’s focus and greatest source of joy. For most of Marc’s married life he has lived in Tooele, Utah. His love for life and people quickly made him a significant part of this community. He worked as the IT Director at Mountain West Medical Center and was currently working in IT Management at Dugway. Although Marc loved computers, his biggest passion was music. He owned his own DJ company and loved helping to create the perfect party or special day. He served on the Chamber of Commerce, was part of the County’s emergency planning and management committee, and was involved in many other aspects of the community. He was a valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and immersed himself in his church callings; working with the scouts, was a member of the Stake High Council, and the Young Men’s organization. Marc loved the youth, especially his young men. He was and will continue to be a tremendous influence in each of their lives. He always saw the greatness in everyone and made sure they knew it. Marc loved everyone he met. To know Marc was to be Marc’s friend. He never stopped serving those around him and while most of us might feel he sacrificed his time and services, it didn’t feel like that to him. He did it out of love.
Marc lived every day to the fullest. He was larger than life. He loved biking, scuba-diving, hiking, and traveling with his family. He most recently developed a love and passion for running and helping coach his daughter’s softball team.
Marc is survived by his sweet wife Shelly and their three children Dylan, Rylan and Kylee Taylor, his father, Jay Taylor and his brother Mike Taylor. He is also survived by his second family Norman and Julie Barnes, Nathan Barnes, Tara and Wes Woolley, Tiffany and Jeremy Stewart, Trevor Zezula and countless other family members who love him dearly. He is preceded in death by his mother Eileen Taylor.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the LDS chapel on 332 E. 1000 N. in Tooele, UT. There will be a viewing from 9:00-11:00 am and the funeral services will start at approximately 11:30 am. Interment is at Tooele City Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, Marc would love for donations to be made to the LDS Missionary Fund. There has also been a GoFundMe account set up in Marc’s name. Marc was an avid fan of the Utah Utes and was a football season ticket holder for years. To celebrate Marc’s favorite color and team, we are encouraging everyone to wear red. #makeyourmarc