December 6, 1909 ~ October 12, 2006
Gaylord Taylor was born on December 6th, 1909. Gaylord moved from Oklahoma In October, 1941 with wife Dorotha, daughter, Carolyn and twin boys, Robert and Rodney.
They rented a small house on 33rd Street in Manhattan Beach.
In December, 1941 World War II started, and Gaylord went to work for North American Aircraft, helping to build the P51 Mustang, and the B25 Mitchell Bomber. He worked for North American Aircraft until 1956. Then his wife Dorotha and he bought Clark's Launderette in Manhattan Beach in 1956. They operated that laundry until 1975. With the death of his wife, he retired from the laundry business.
In 1978, he met and married Louise Barlup from Gardena, CA. They were married until her death in 1995. From that point on, Gaylord and his stepson, Alan Barlup lived together in Gardena until his death, October 12, 2006. He was just two months shy of his 97th birthday.
At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his 3 children, stepson, Alan, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
He is survived by daughter, Carolyn Leland, son's Robert and Rodney Taylor, stepson, Alan Barlup, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
We are grateful to have had him in our lives for so many years and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We love you Dad!
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