Steve TAYLOR Steven Ward Taylor was born May 5, 1952 in Minot, North Dakota to Al and 'Frenchie' Taylor, and passed away on December 6, 2011 in Seattle.
He grew up in Williston, North Dakota and graduated from Williston High School in 1970. He joined the Marines in 1971 and was discharged with honors. After graduating from North Dakota State University, Steve decided he had enough of NDak winters and moved to Seattle.
Steve worked in Bremerton for Kitsap Youth Homes, where he developed many life-long friendships. After his stint with social work, Steve earned his Master's in Public Administration from the University of Washington. He worked as a planner for King County, the Cities of North Bend and Renton, and Planning Director for the City of Maple Valley. Most recently Steve spent 9 years working as Planning Director for the Muckleshoot Tribe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Lorraine Taylor, and brothers Guy and George.He is survived by his wife Kirsten, daughters Kelsey and Grace, brothers Ron (Dave) and Paul, and sisters Jean (Bob) McCulloch, Charlotte (Collin) Royers, Carmen (Marc) Romero, and Sandy Taylor, and many nieces and nephews. A memorial 'celebration of life' will be held at Lake Wilderness Lodge, Maple Valley on Wednesday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Swedish Hospital Transplant Program or Maple Valley Food Bank are suggested.