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Class of 1980 (Orthodontics)



Daniel Taylor

Dr. Daniel Miles Taylor passed away on Nov. 11, 2013 surrounded by family at his home near Snohomish, Wash. He was 63.

Dr. Taylor was born on April 7, 1950 to Dr. Louis G. and Dorothy Taylor in Long Beach, Cali. As a young man, he excelled in sports and academics. He completed an undergraduate degree while becoming a two-time Academic All-American playing football for Brigham Young University. After marrying Cynthia Holbrook on April 27, 1974, he completed the dental program at the University of Southern California, followed by the Orthodontics program at the UW.

The Taylor family settled near Snohomish, where he practiced Orthodontics and involved himself in the community. He became president of the Washington State Society of Orthodontics, a member of the American Board of Orthodontics and the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists and an adjunct professor of Orthodontics at the UW.

After his retirement, the Taylors enjoyed visiting their children. He also liked snow skiing, stamp collecting and snorkeling off the beaches in Hawaii. A devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dr. Taylor served a two-year mission to Taiwan as a young man and went on to serve in many church service and leadership capacities.

Dr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Cynthia; children Andrew, Amy, Ann Marie, Christine, Michelle and Juliana; mother Dorothy; siblings Steven Larkin, Andrew, Suzanne and David; and 20 grandchildren. (Seattle Times)