Aug 292014

Arthur Lavon Bigler, 72, of Taylor passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Centennial Chapel, located at 880 N. Centennial Blvd. in Taylor. A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. prior to the service. Arthur was a “firecracker,” born on the 4th of July in Heber to Laureld Arthur and Vera Porter Bigler. He grew up on a ranch raising horses and herding cattle. In high school and throughout his life he enjoyed playing sports. Arthur served as a full-time missionary for the LDS church in the Texas Mission from 1961-1963. He married his sweetheart, Jill Kimball Bigler, Aug. 20, 1966, in the Mesa Temple. Following his graduation from college with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture the happy couple owned and operated a 900-acre ranch outside Snowflake. They moved from the ranch into the town of Snowflake and later to Taylor, where he lived for the remainder of his life. Arthur’s favorite interests included ranching, sports, hunting, and spending time with friends and family. He was a faithful member of the church and served in many capacities. He was a respected member of the community, a loyal friend, and a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by daughter, Becky. Survivors include his wife, Jill; seven children and their spouses, John and Michelle, Michael and Joy, David and Stefanie, Julie, Stefanie, Jacob and Cassie, and Lon and Kimbalie; and 21 grandchildren. Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor was in charge of the bigler photo