Taylor, Daniel F.

09/06/1976 ~


Dan is loved and missed by his parents, Mike and Ellen Taylor; his sister Gwen Mesa, brother-in-law JJ, and niece Josie; daughter Kindall and her boyfriend Michael Castro; daughters Mia, Avery, and Marley, and their mother Kristel Strehle; girlfriend Christina Holmes; aunts and uncles Ken and Danny Taylor, Susan Swift; cousins Monica and Van Stevens, Kerrie and John Vacalis, Claire and Eric Kugler, Kirby and Amy Swift; and his dogs Kali and Ghost.

Dan was recognized and honored by his instructors at Airframe and Powerplant certification school as a gifted mechanic. He liked to build and fix bicycles, motorcycles, guns, and computers. His dad was his best friend. He loved anything fast, from roller coasters to motorcycles, and liked to go shooting and bike riding. He had a gentle heart and loved his dogs, especially his big boy Strider. Dan loved to tease, especially his mom; watch movies, go for bike rides and walks with his family, and avoid having his picture taken. Most of all, he loved and adored his girls. Dan often said of each of them, “She has my heart.”

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to

The Periwinkle Foundation

3400 Bissonnet St.  Suite #185

Houston, TX 77005

Please indicate in memory of Dan Taylor, dad of Mia Taylor

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23 thoughts on “Taylor, Daniel F.”

  1. Laura Ruffino

    I am so sorry for this loss. Dan will be very missed. Sending prayers and love for the entire family.

  2. We are absolutely heartbroken. We loved Dan and have so many great memories of him. He will forever been in our thoughts and hearts.

  3. My heart breaks for the Taylor family. Dan was one of my best friends when I lived in Kingwood. I will never forget our friendship for as long as I live. What an amazing guy with a personality like no other. Please accept my personal condolences and prayers.

  4. I am so sorry for the whole families loss as well as Mia, Avery,Marley and Kindell & Kristels loss I love yall

  5. Kimberly Miller

    My heart is broken to hear of the loss of Dan. He was a very big part of my childhood in Kingwood. My condolences to his family and all who are mourning his loss.

  6. My heart breaks for his beautiful daughters and the rest of his family, Kristel I love you and I am very sorry for your loss..

  7. Silvia del Castillo

    Our deepest condolences to our dear friends Ellen and Mike. We keep Kindell, Mia, Avery and Marley in our daily prayers. May Dan rest in peace!

  8. Our prayers go out to all of Dan’s family. His girls, friends and family. We pray for Dan’s soul now as well as the healing that is greatly needed for those that he left behind.

  9. Oscar & Elaine G.

    My deepest condolences and prayers to the Taylor family, for many years Dan worked with me. He was a great friend and I will truly miss him, may his soul Rest In Peace.

  10. Glenda Prewett

    My heart breaks for all of you Ellen and Mike. May you find comfort in the love you shared and the memories you created with Dan.

  11. So very sad about Dan’s passing. My heart breaks for all of his family. I pray for peace of heart and mind for all who love Dan. Sending healing light and prayers to you all.

  12. Steve and Lisa Ingle

    Our deepest condolences to Mr. & Mrs. Taylor, Kristel, Kindall, Mia, Avery, and Marley. Dan was a wonderful friend who will be greatly missed. We are heartbroken he is no longer with us. We are praying for peace for his soul and the rest of his family.

  13. Martha Machemehl

    I am so very sorry Ellen. Your family is in my thoughts prayers. Cannot imagine how difficult this is for you and your family.

  14. Mary Champion Garibay

    My dear Gwen and JJ., and little Josie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength, comfort and peace for all his family.

  15. Though I never met Dan, I feel your loss. As a friend of Mike from afar, if there’s anything we can do just let us know. My heart goes out to the Taylors.

  16. My condolences and prayers to your family. I worked with Dan’s father for several years and he always spoke of his son with the greatest of love and pride.

  17. Ellen and Mike, I am so sad for the whole family, and especially the girls … I loved Dan and wish I could have shared more time with all of you … you are a strong family … my prayers and hugs are with you.

  18. The Van Loo Family

    We are so heartbroken to hear of Dan’s passing. He was a wonderful daddy and loved his girls so much. Sending love to all!

  19. My condolences to the family. I Worked with Dan a few years, he was really a great guy.
    He always spoke of his daughters and was always ready and willing to lend a hand when asked.
    He will be greatly missed.

  20. One year without you. I pray for ur family. I’m so lucky that I could call you my best friend for those years we hang out. You were great! The last time we hung out it was special. We went back to my apartment with no lights.Talked all night. lol.I should have seen you when you came to El Paso. I wasn’t happy with myself so I loss the chance to see one of the people that was one of the most important relationships in my life. So stupid. Ryan and I sent flower when you left us but for the life of me I can’t talk to your dad ,mom, or Gwen. It breaks my heart. But I’m being totally selfish. They deserve to know all the good things you said about them. Hopefully I can grow some guts. I loved them like I loved you. I love you Taylor.

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