Clip J Taylor

April 18, 1929 ~ March 3, 2018 (age 88)

Clip J Taylor

Clip was born in Lyman, Utah, Wayne County. He was the fourth of nine children born to Floyd Pratt and Ethel Sorensen Taylor. He served as a Sergeant in the Army during the Korean War.

Clip was a skilled carpenter and built many beautiful custom homes. He also worked in construction at the hospital in Provo.

He married Ronella Helquist from Koosharem, Utah on Dec. 18, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple.  They made their home in Mapleton, Utah and raised their five children there. Clip was a master gardener and grew his own fruits and vegetables which he shared with family and friends. He raised many animals on his family farm in Mapleton for over 60 years. He loved to build wooden furniture and toys for his kids and grandkids and he used his many talents to help other people.

Clip loved to spend time with his family, camping, fishing, hunting, bike riding and playing the harmonica. He served as a Volunteer Fireman for Mapleton City for 21 years. He was an active member of the LDS Church and he served faithfully in all of his callings. He and his wife, Ronella, were Provo Temple workers for many years.  She passed away five years ago.

He is survived by two brothers: Lyle and Oscar, his children Kendall (Sandra), Catherine (Mike) Long, Sharmayne (Tim) Wardell, LaRayne (Richard) Graves and Anna (Reed) Snyder. He has 25 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Sat., March 10 at 11 a.m. at the Mapleton White Church, 31 W. Maple St., Mapleton, UT. Viewings will be held, Fri., March 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mapleton Wheeler Mortuary, 82 W. 400 N., Mapleton, UT. and Sat., from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Condolences may be sent at

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