Roger Dale Taylor Jr.


Roger Dale Taylor, 40, of Spanish Fork, Utah passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, the result of a tragic accident.  He was born May 22, 1972 in Eagar, Arizona to Roger Dale Taylor and Jeanie Johnson.  Roger graduated from high school in Branson, Missouri where he was a corner-back for the Branson Pirates.  Roger served an LDS mission in Nashville, Tennessee.



He met his soul-mate, Elaine Maxine Jensen and they were married on July 6, 2002 in Ferron, Utah.  Roger loved his family and lived for his kids.  They were the light of his life and all the time he spent working was to give them more.  He was proud to be a truck driver and loved to show the kids his trucks.  He adored children and enjoyed serving his kids or any other child who needed his attention.



Roger loved the Denver Broncos, Diet Pepsi,  fishing, roller coasters, or anything that gave him a thrill and got his heart going.  You couldn’t be around him without hearing his contagious laughter.  He loved his “Momma”.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; children, Lanie Mae Taylor and Kenyen Jedediah Taylor, of Spanish Fork, Utah and Jaden Ray Taylor and Amilya Pearl Taylor, of Eagle Mountain, Utah, children of Rachel Kerr.  He is also survived by his mother, Jeanie Johnson; three sisters, Shannon Dicamillo, Veronica Collier, and Kellie Travis.  He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he loved and adored; numerous extended family members and friends who shaped who he was.  Roger was preceded in death by his father, Roger Dale Taylor, Sr. and his grandma, Pearl Finch.




Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spanish Fork 2nd Ward Chapel, 98 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah.  Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services.  Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.


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  1. Veronica Payne

    My heart goes out to you and your children. He was a great guy. He made a big influence in our lives here in Cushing, Oklahoma doing something he loved. We are going to miss him.

  2. Kerensa Pfaff

    Elaine, you and Roger were made for each other! Your great cooking and his great eating was a perfect match! LOL! Sami still says I can’t make mac and cheese as good as you do! Words cannot express how much we will miss Roger, but Jed says he has now adopted 4 new kids, and I know he lives on through them. My favorite memories of Roger will always be his laugh, eating until we were sick, and making Jed feel happy cuz he had such a great friend.

  3. Barbara Collum

    Elaine, Jeanie, Lanie, Kenyen, Jaden, Amilya & families & friends,
    Our hearts are so very heavy at this time. We ask that our Heavenly Father carry you every step of this journey. In the midst of all this pain & suffering may you feel God’s presence & “His Peace that surpasses all understanding.”

    Barbara Collum
    Premier Trading and Transportation LLC


    I’m so sorry. ELAINE we all love you and love that you married him and had such a great family. You were so lucky to have him and he was so lucky to have you. You had a great marriage so lucky to have this and so hard to face this now..

  5. Syble Hartley

    I am so sorry for your loss, words are not adequate to describe how much we will miss him. May heavenly Father wrap you in his loving arms and confort you as no other can.
    Aunt Syble

  6. Aaron Fields

    I was a classmate at Branson. Very sorry to hear about this tragic loss of a fine man.

  7. Marie Dalton

    I knew you in our young life, we did a somewhat good job of keeping in touch… So what I want you to know is, I love you, God wishes there were more like you, and your children are EXTREMELY blessed to have you. I wish I could be there for you now, but I know you know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I like to think that Roger is I’m Heaven looking down at you and your children with all his love he had for you. May God walk with you during this time. I love you. Marie

  8. Sherdon Cordova

    When I lived in Branson, it was a blast to be around Roger. He was the epitome of our family being easy going, fun and laughing. He was a wild man when he was pulling the brushhog behind the tractor and no one was safe when he grabbed the nailgun. Many condolensces to his kids and wife. Your dad was a great guy and will be missed by so many. May the Lord strengthen you and bless you and may we live to see him again someday.

  9. Kim Swearingen

    To Elaine & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at Premier Trading and Transportation. Roger was such a great guy! Roger,Jeff & Todd were the first drivers that I signed on as lease operators for Premier. These guys always kept me laughing & I really enjoyed the time they were in our office. Roger, Jeff & Todd always talked about their family’s back home & how much they missed them. May you find peace & comfort through family & friends during this difficult time. My deepest condolences to you & your family.
    Sincerely, Kim Swearingen