Remembering Gary Taylor


Earlier this month RMLS™ lost one of its biggest supporters. Gary Taylor passed away on September 13, 2017.

Gary was a subscriber since the inception of RMLS™ in 1991. He began his service to the organization in 2003 as a member of the Board of Directors. He continued to guide the organization for the next nine years—through 2011. He was chairman of our Rules Committee in 2005 and 2006. He headed up our Statistics Task Force in 2008 and our Hearings Committee in 2011.

Gary was a pillar of strength during our rockiest times, most notably as the Chairman of the Board in 2009. During his time as Chairman, we were not only in the throes of an economic downturn but our then-CEO Beth Murphy was out on an extended medical leave. In his role as Chairman, Gary led the organization with a stoic determination and his heartwarming sense of humor for which he was famous.

On behalf of all staff here at RMLS™, Gary will be missed more than can be put into words. Our hearts go out to all others who knew him as they will undoubtedly feel the loss.

A celebration of life for Gary will be held at 5pm on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Edgefield McMenamins Blackberry Hall, located at 2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR. Memorial contributions can be made through a site set up on YouCaring.


3 Responses to “Remembering Gary Taylor”

  1. Dave Axness October 2, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    Gary was my first broker and taught me everything I needed to know with his vast knowledge and sense of humor. He was a kind and thoughtful person and I’m sorry to see him pass.

  2. Marilyn Scott October 2, 2017 at 9:39 am #

    Gary and I spent some years at ReMax together, but it was our time together at Summa Real Estate Group, that we got to really visit. To his family, friends, we were lucky to have him in our lives. What a kind man.

  3. Dawn Barry-Griffin October 29, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    I never met Gary personally, but he was such an inspiration and font of knowledge; I enjoyed reading his articles over the years . Our community will definitely miss him.

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