Thomas Paul Taylor
Thomas Paul Taylor
  • April 30, 1951 - August 17, 2017
  • Des Moines, Iowa

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Thomas Paul Taylor, 66, passed away at Taylor House on August 17, 2017.

Tom was born on April 30, 1951 in California to Robert and Jacoba (Oogjen) Taylor. He grew up in California, and attended Stanford University where he earned his degree.

Tom had a passion for music and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for several famous bands, including the Grateful Dead, Madonna, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin.

Tom spent some time in Hawaii enjoying it to the fullest, it brought out his creative side and he began to create works of sand art. During his work with sand creations, he designed a machine that would improve the process.

Tom enjoyed children, they always seemed to flock to him and he was always willing to entertain them with one of his magic tricks. He loved animals, he was fond of his dachshund Maggie, as well as his goats Penelope and Petunia.

Tom had a huge heat and would go out of his way to help others in need. He will be remembered by those who knew him for his colorful sense of humor, his ability to make people laugh, and his love of Lexus cars.

There will be no visitation or memorial services at Tom's request.