Santa Clara, Utah – Our dear, sweet, Taylor, 24, passed away peacefully June 17, 2011 in his home surrounded by his loved ones after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Taylor was born April 20, 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Scott and Debi Bytheway.
His family moved to St. George, UT when he was three years old and has resided in Santa Clara for the past 20 years where he was loved by all who knew him. He was always an achiever and among those achievements was that of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Snow Canyon High School in 2005 where he received the “Sterling Student Award” for “Outstanding Accomplishments.” He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a strong testimony of the restored gospel. He served a full-time mission in the Maryland, Baltimore Mission which was the highlight of his life and where he developed many eternal friendships. Taylor will always be remembered for his big heart and contagious smile. He was an avid sports fan, especially of BYU, the Jazz and the Colts. He was always positive and had a terrific sense of humor; he was always able to make us laugh. Our hearts are broken with a tremendous void in our lives and words can not describe how much he will be missed until we meet again. We love you Taylor!
He is survived by his parents, Scott and Debi of Santa Clara; sister, Mindy (Bryan) Thomas; brothers: Jade (Kirsti) Bytheway and Derek Bytheway; two nephews; one niece; grandmothers: Ruth Bytheway and Kay Roesbery; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Ralph Bytheway and Robert Roesbery; and his cousin, Tyson Roesbery. The family would like to truly thank Dr. Kerry Stratford, everyone at Huntsman Cancer Center Hospital and Applegate Hospice, especially Shelley and Carol.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Clara LDS Stake Center, 1706 Desert Dawn Drive, Santa Clara, Utah. Visitations will be held Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah and on Saturday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center.
Interment will be held Monday, June 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221.