Andrew Taylor, a resident of the Gila Valley, passed from this life Monday, March 21, 2022. Andy was 47.
Andrew W. Taylor, best known as Drew, Andy, or Opie was born on December 21, 1974. Andrew spent his childhood years in Globe and Morenci. Throughout his years in school he played baseball and discovered a love for roping. He was an avid camper, hunter, and fisherman. His first job was working at Phelps Dodge Mercantile, then he began his professional career at Phelps Dodge at the age of 20, where he completed an electrical apprenticeship and was awarded apprentice of the year. In 2010, Andrew started his own business, Inventive Controls, as a private contractor for the mining industry. This work took him to mines in various states, as well as out of the country. He created long-lasting friendships that touched the lives of many people across the world. Andrew was a loving husband and the biggest supporter of both his children and grandchildren.
Andrew was survived by: his wife, Charmarie; his six children, Matthew, Brayden, Zachary, Annabelle, Courtney Fejes (Joseph) and Bailey Frantz; grandchildren Peyton Fejes and Emma Jo Fejes; parents Wesley Taylor (Jamie) and Roberta Milligan (Ray); siblings Jennifer Paquette (Roland), Stephen Taylor (Christi), Shane Milligan (Michelle), Cade Milligan, Tiffany Smith, Erin Twitchell (Robert), Adam Kraut, Heather Black (William), Katelyn Stone; grandfather Lyle Angle (Nellie); and numerous nieces and nephews. Andrew was preceded in death by: his siblings Darrah Milligan and Clayton Milligan.
A Celebration of Andy's Life will be conducted Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at Vining Funeral Home's "Chapel of the Valley".
Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page, Wednesday morning, March 30, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (MST).