I want to let you know that my father, Cliff, passed away peacefully Monday, April 2, 2012 at 10:30am. My mother, Betty, and I were with him along with my father’s very dear friend Marlin. Dad began failing last week and Saturday evening we took him to the emergency room at St. Jude Hospital for assistance with his breathing. Sunday morning Dad was moved to a hospice room and all afternoon and evening friends came by to say farewell. While my father was no longer conscious, his room was filled with singing and stories of how he had touched so many lives. Somehow it seems fitting that his home going is this Holy Week. My father has been eager for heaven for several months and now is safely home.
My mother and I want to thank you for your many prayers and words of encouragement this year as my father finished his life here. My father was a man of prayer and deep faith, and he prayed every day for Vanguard University.
Dad’s memorial service will be Saturday, April 14th at Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton at 11:00am. Eastside is located at 2505 Yorba Linda Blvd between State College and the 57 freeway in Fullerton, California. In lieu of flowers, my parents’ wish is for charitable contributions to either Vanguard University or Eastside Christian Church.
Thank you again for you many prayers and encouragement.
Dr. Carol Taylor
UPDATE April 9, 2012
If you were the recipient of an inlaid wooden cross made by Cliff Taylor, the family would like to request that you please bring that cross with you to the memorial service on Saturday.