Leland Wright Taylor, 71, former south Hand County, South Dakota rancher, died July 7,
1990 in Seattle, Washington.
Lee was born to G. Clinton and Blanche Cox Taylor on May 8, 1919, on the family farm in Glendale Township.
He married Miriam Hancock in 1940 and they lived on the family farm until moving to
Seattle in 1977 to be closer to their children.
He became an active member of the Lake City Presbyterian Church and the Lions Club. In recent years, Lee enjoyed traveling in his motorhome and the companionship of other
"Good Sam" RV travelers. He and Miriam were on a camping trip in mid-June when his
health forced them to return to Seattle for medical attention. Lee fought a winning battle
with lymphoma over the past thirteen years, but the side effects of the many years of
chemotherapy treatment caused the pulmonary fibrosis that ended his life.
He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Patricia, and her husband, Lowell Warren, of
Seattle; four sons who include David and his wife, Lois, Richard and Sharon, and Dennis and Linda, all of the greater Seattle area, and Gary of Martinez, California; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Irene Droz of Miller, South Dakota.
A Memorial Service was held at the Lake City Presbyterian Church on July 11 and his
ashes will be returned to the family plot at the 100F Hillcrest Cemetery, Miller.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Remembrances may be made in Lee's name to the American Lung Association or the
American Cancer Society.
Leland Wright Taylor
Hand County, South Dakota Genealogy & Family Research Center
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