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Earnest Taylor

June 30, 1944 — March 6, 2017

Earnest Burt Taylor passed away peacefully at Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs, Idaho on 3-6-2017, at the age of 72. Burt was born in Driggs, Idaho, June 30,1944. He graduated from Teton High School in 1961. In 1965 Burt enlisted in the Army National Guard for a short time and was honorably discharged after his enlistment was up. Burt had a million-dollar smile; if you were lucky enough to have spent some time with him you would know what a special man he was. He loved hunting, fishing and Rodeo. In 1970 The Jackson Hole Guide and Outfitter’s named him: "Most outstanding big game guide". When winter set in you could find him at the Jackson Hole Mountain resort pushing snow and opening up the roads for the skiers. Burt also loved leather work, he spent most of his life building quality horse tac and saddles. He was well known for his farrier work which he perfected over the years in the Jackson Hole area becoming one of the best around.

The family would  like to send out a very special thank you to Jay King and family for their help and support. The family would also like to thank the caring medical staff at the  Teton Valley Hospital.

Burt was predeceased by his sweetheart Rita J. Lyle, and brother, James Michael Taylor. Burt’s parents; Ernest Glen Taylor and Mary Isabell Taylor.

Burt is lovingly remembered by Gerald Gordon Harris (Arky), was like a brother to him. Burt is survived by his brother Starr Taylor, his son and daughter; Lance Taylor Sganzini and Isabel Star Mathews.

A small grave side service will be held at Victor Cemetery, Victor ID. On March, 28 at 1:00 P.M. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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