Dennis Howard Taylor Sr., 69, of Redding, California, passed away on January 16, 2013 peacefully in his home.

Dennis was born in Ventura, California on June 30, 1943. After high school, Dennis proudly served in the US Navy. After traveling the seas, he continued with his education and received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from California State University, Northridge.

Dennis worked as a newspaper reporter for over 25 years for various California newspapers including the Siskiyou Daily News and Weed Press.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren, watching old Fred Astaire movies, and rooting for the 49ers! He was also actively involved in the local Baha’i Faith community.

Dennis will be missed by his wife, Kathleen Taylor; his sons, Erik Taylor of Moscow, Idaho, Jonathan Taylor of Redding, and Dennis Taylor of Eureka; his six beautiful grandchildren, Isabella, Jackson, Brady, Caitlin, Madeline and Colton; and other family and friends.

Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Taylor; and son, Zachary Taylor.

Private services will be held.

Donations may be made to Mercy Hospice of Redding.