Melvin C. Taggart, 87, a resident of Potlatch, ID passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Wedgewood Terrace in Lewiston, ID.
Melvin was born on June 27, 1931 at Potlatch, ID to Joseph and Gertrude (Paroz) Taggart. He attended his schooling at Palouse, WA graduating from the Palouse High School in 1949. Melvin attended the University of Idaho for two years in mechanical engineering.
He joined the United States Army on Feb. 9, 1954 and served in Korea. He was discharged on Dec. 15, 1955.
After his service in the Army, Mel returned to the University of Idaho and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering.
Mel made his home at Potlatch, ID where he operated Taggart Engineering and surveying until he retired due to health reasons. He moved to Wedgewood Terrace in Lewiston, ID in 2017.
Melvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, snow skiing in his younger years. Melvin was never married.
Survivors include one half brother, Jack Taggart, China Lake, CA., one nephew Charles Taggart Jr., Potlatch, ID. He was preceded in death by two half brothers, Mick and Charles Taggart.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10:00 A.M. at the Potlatch Cemetery with Pastor Kathy Kramer officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Potlatch Post # 10300 VFW and the United States Army Honor Guard participating.
Memorials may be given to the Potlatch Fire Dept, Box 63, Potlatch, ID., or Kindred Hospice, or charity of donor’s choice.
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse has been entrusted with caring for Melvin’s family. You are invited to leave condolences and order flowers for the family at www.kramercares.com
BOX 63, POTLATCH ID 83855
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