James Roy Taylor, 62 of Florence MT, passed away peacefully at home on October 7th, 2022, with the love of his life at his side.
Jim was born May 6, 1960, to John and Ilene Tinnesand in Grangeville, Idaho. He was later adopted by Bob Taylor after John’s passing. He grew up being the youngest of 6 children and looked up to his brothers, Larry, Greg, and Michael Millage. Sisters, Carla McCall, Donna Main, and Nancy Shaw. Years down the road he would find out he had more siblings, Michael, and Harmon. He attended Kamiah High School caused lots of chaos and had many wild times where his mom would just say, “Oh Jimmie.”
During high school and after high school he continued to log for his brother-in-law. He would later find a career in transportation where he worked for Midwest Motor Express for the next 30 years as Manager.
In 1981 he met the love of his life, Mary, on a blind date set up between his best friend, Robin and her sister, Renita. Jim was fast to take on the roll to being a father of Mary’s 2 boys, Shawn, and Jory. It wasn’t long after that his own Valentine was born, JewelMarie. Years later they would welcome a baby boy, Levi. Mary and Jim would later marry 21 years later on February 22nd. They lived in Lolo for many years raising children and eventually settling down in Florence.
He enjoyed rafting trips, camping, classic cars, gambling, Cold Coors light and watching his grandkids grow. This past year he bought his dream car. A bright yellow Camaro, where Mary would put many rules down. He lived life to the fullest at all moments. He was a loving, caring, hardworking, tough love giving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, Florence. His 2 sons, Shawn (Jessica, Kaelin, Riley) Colorado; Jory (Angelynn, (Peyton) Jory Jr., Dean, Kaydence, Arlene) Lolo; His Daughter Jewel, (Jodie, Tristan, and McKenna) Washington; Granddaughter, Halle Taylor, Helena.
Sister In Laws, Renita (Bear, Chenoa, Chris, Amber, Junior) and Sarah Partridge. A family too large to name all.
Jim is Proceeded in the passing of his son, Levi. His Parents, Ilene and Bob Taylor. His mother-in-law, Olif McLeod.
Our Family would like to say thank you to the staff at Montana Cancer Center, Dr. Michael Snyder, Dru at Partners in Home Care, as well as the entire hospice staff that was by our sides throughout this journey.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.