Jakob "Jake" Arthur Taggart

Jakob "Jake" Arthur Taggart gained his angel wings on May 25, 2022 at 2:22 am. He was born July 11, 1986 in Rock Springs to Stephen C. Taggart and Maxine M. Yeager.

Jake grew up in Green River. He attended Washington Elementary School, Lincoln Middle School and graduated in Green River with class of 2006. He attended Salt Lake Community College and majored in auto technology.

Jake grew up loving anything outdoors, his brothers, his friends and most of all baseball and the Broncos!

Jake was a gentle giant with most contagious smile and gave the best hugs! His vibrant personality lit up any room. There wasn't a person Jake didn't like. He was always doing something for someone else. Helping everyone out in any way he could. He was always last by his own choice. The most unselfish person you could ever know. He gave everyone the chance to be loved and treasured.

Jake was a very talented artist and was always doodling, drawing and coloring. He always loved to help the boys make pictures or anything they needed help with. The boys had some pretty cool professional looking projects at school!

Jake ultimate passion was his four boys.

He was always playing with them, which was usually throwing balls of some sort. He was so proud of the boys in everything they did. He loved watching them participate in anything they were involved in.

Jake was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Gone but never forgotten and Forever in our hearts!

The ones he leaves behind include his loving mother Maxine Yeager and step-father Richard Smith; two brothers Stephen Jaye Taggart (Alyssa) and Skyler Rudy Taggart (Katie) of Utah; and one sister, Ashley Dakota Yeager (Nathan Padvoiskis) of Green River; four precious sons, J.D., age 11, Jaxon, age nine, Jayce, age six, and Jett, age three; The mother of his sons and long time companion, Jessica Murphy (JT Schmidt) and her mother, Jake's bonus mom whom he adored, Susan Murphy; all of Green River; three brother and sister in laws, Tony and Kylee Johnson of Green River, Abby Murphy and Tim Brown of Lander, and Emily Murphy and Gage Perrine of Thornton, Colorado; his love and beautiful soulmate Jerilyn Gotschall and her three children, Bradyn, age 18, Taisha, age 16, and Kyran, age six; loving grandparents Kathy and Darrel Miller of Green River and Donna Yeager of Mesquite, Nevada; plus many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and hundreds of beloved friends.

Memorial service and celebration of life to take place June 26 at 2 p.m. at the Sweetwater County Picnic Grounds five miles west of Green River.


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