Taylor Martin Black
October 13, 1977 ~ July 31, 2021
Taylor Martin Black, age 43 passed away of a sudden and unexpected heart attack on July 31, 2021. He was born in Monticello, Ut to Alan (Buddy) and Luanna Black.
He graduated from San Juan High School in 1995 where he excelled at basketball, football, track, and drama.
He served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salta Argentina from 1996-1998. He truly loved the people there.
After returning home from his mission, he married the love of his life, Marci Bowring. Together they had four beautiful children. Jayden Taylor Black (17), Justice Cal Black (15), Boston Alan Black (12), and Emri Nicole Black (nine). There was nothing that he loved more than being a husband and father. He cherished his family more than anything.
Taylor had a passion for working with the youth. That was one of his callings in life. In 2001 he began his career working for the Juvenile Justice System.
In 2016 Taylor went back to school to get his Master’s Degree in Social Work. This was the very first year of a new program at UVU. He was 1 of 30 students to be selected for the program. There were hundreds that applied. He continued to work full time and take care of his family through it all. He graduated at the top of his class.
Taylor spent many years and countless hours coaching both boys and girls basketball. He coached both of his older boys in Bantum leagues and city rec. in Spanish Fork and Springville. He was also involved helping the football, basketball, and volleyball teams at San Juan High School.
In the spring of 2019, he moved his family from Spanish Fork, Utah back home to Blanding where he took a job with San Juan Counseling. He helped many people in his short two years there.
Card of thanks
There are no words to express how much we will miss him. He was such a happy and positive person to be around. We love you Taylor, and we will strive to be a little better each day in your honor.
Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you for many prayers, and acts of generosity and kindness on our behalf. It has truly lifted us.
Marci Black & Children
Buddy & Luanna Black families