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My late, great son Zach
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 Posted: Wed Jul 24th, 2013 06:21 PM
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Grandutefan
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My 20 year old son Zach Taylor died on 3/13/13. He was rappelling with five friends and was that last to go over the cliff when the anchor knot came loose for no reason. He was not a reloader but wanted to start learning from me. He loved to shoot, as evidenced from the photo, shooting double handed .357's.

http://www.moabtimes.com/view/full_story/22036470/article-Zachary-Taylor--1992-~-2013?

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 Posted: Wed Jul 24th, 2013 08:35 PM
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Very sorry for your loss.



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 Posted: Wed Jul 24th, 2013 09:12 PM
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My sincere condolences, please accept my thoughts and prayers for your son.



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 Posted: Wed Jul 24th, 2013 09:55 PM
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I am very sorry for your tragic loss.



 Posted: Wed Jul 24th, 2013 11:35 PM
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We are all diminished with the loss of such a fine young American.



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 Posted: Thu Jul 25th, 2013 12:21 AM
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Lost my eldest a couple years back, so I can relate. Condolences isn't descriptive enough for what's offered from here. Saddening.



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 Posted: Thu Jul 25th, 2013 12:23 AM
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Please accept our heart felt condolences. A tragedy no parent should have to endure.
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parents should never have to outlive their kids. Im Sorry For your loss.



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 Posted: Thu Jul 25th, 2013 02:39 PM
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Sorry for your loss.



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You have my deepest condolences.....



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CONDOLENCES....cannot know your pain....prayers to you and family.



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 Posted: Fri Jul 26th, 2013 04:10 AM
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I can't imagine anything worse than a parent outliving their children. My prayers are with you and your family.



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Sorry for the family's loss and the loss of your son. Was your son in the military? He looks like he might have been at the time of the photo.
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Thank you all. No Zach was not in the military, though he considered it. He was very athletic. Played football, soccer and was considered by many to be the 2nd best 215 pound wrestler in the entire state of Utah his senior year. Just a great all around kid.  And quite a character too. Here he is kayaking down the Colorado river.

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And at his 2010 high school graduation. He and his siblings are the four on the right. Sister-in-law is on the left.

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Sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine.

Emrah



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So sorry "fan". A friend just lost his son to a head on drunk driver. It is just devastating to lose your children and we all here feel deeply for your loss. He was indeed a very nice young man enjoying his world and friends company. May God give you His peace through this trying time.



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I've got 3 sons and 2 daughters. I can not even imagine what the loss of any one of them would be. Tragic and painful would not even begin to be you and your families experience must be. I just KNOW that God has a plan. Your tragedy will need His touch to help make since of this loss, until you meet him again.
God Bless and know my simple prayers are with you and yours.



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GrandUteFan - As a dad of two twenty somethings, I have stopped by and reflected on this thread several times now without commenting. Each time, tears form as I think about your loss. We are blessed to have kids that represent our values, and quite often to give us a chance to represent theirs. Take note of the unique and special moments that you experience from now on. There is a very good chance that your son will still have "touches" as I have learned after a recent loss of an older sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family from down here in Georgia.

RRhodes - Georgia.



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You and your family are in my prayers.



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