Taylor, Archie R.

Archie R. Taylor, USAF (Retired)
April 12, 1916 – February 29, 2012

Archie R. Taylor, 95, joined his beloved wife Rosaleen on February 29, 2012. Archie was born in Des Moines, Iowa on April 12, 1916, and moved to Phoenix in 1928.

He attended Phoenix Union High School, enlisted in the Army in 1940, won his pilots wings in 1943, serving throughout WW II until 1948. He was recalled to active duty for the Korean War, and was a rescue helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1970.

Archie is survived by five sons, Buddy, Paul, Phillip, Archie and Joseph; seven grandchildren and their children.

Visitation will take place at A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, Monday, March 5, 2012, from 9 -10 AM. Graveside services will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Rd. at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Archie’s name to Phoenix VAMC Hospice (9903), 650 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85012. www. ALMoore-Grimshaw.com 

Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 3, 2012

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