Christopher Herbert Taylor, born 12-10-56, passed away on 09-10-11 of a heart attack in his Duvall home of over 20 yrs.
Christopher was a Redmond High graduate, grew up visiting Mimi & Pops (grandparents) home, in Monroe that was featured in Home Beautiful in the 1960’s as a state of the art designs.
Christopher continued into the Army, serving under President Bush during the Gulf War and attending Ft Steilacoom College and BCC for a business and psychology degree. Then went into partnership in Maxie’s – Frosty’s Restaurant in Juanita for 18 years with his father, Max Taylor. Then continued as a teamster for Budweiser distributorship in the PNW for another 10 years.
He owned a company that was licensed to design and manufacture custom University of Washington crystal gifts. He designed the 2001 Rose Bowl crystal piece given to the famous artist, Michael Reagan, for his support of the Huskies. Both Christopher and his wife are friends of the Michael Reagan projects and supported and helped the Husky programs whenever possible. He was a Husky football season ticket holder for over 30 years.
Christopher loved life by snow skiing in competitions and for pleasure in U.S. and abroad. He water skied, liked boating on Lake Chelan, riding horses, golfing, supporting the Special Olympics programs and loved to ride motorcycles.
His favorite times were with his wife and two dogs, Laurie, Jerico and Deogie – the loves of his life. He loved to coach and umpire for his son Steven’s baseball teams and was a supporter of Steven’s football, wrestling and basketball teams.
Christopher was an avid fan of the Seahawks, Sonics and Mariners professional teams, attending events and getting into the photo taking whenever possible with coaches and team members.
Christopher loved music from the old rock n roll days, attending concerts and playing music whenever driving in the countryside. He would see someone looking down or low and offer a hug to help lift their day. He made a point of loving everyone he came across.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie, his son Steven Christopher, his two brothers Mike and Curt Taylor with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Burial services were Sept. 30 at the Tahoma National Cemetery. A church service was held Oct. 1 at the Tolt Congregational Church of Christ in Carnation.
Laurie will continue Christopher’s legacy through education of others and her horse business. Visit her Web site www.TaylorMadeHorses.com.