Former Utah Democratic Party leader Todd Taylor to be laid to rest Monday

Published: Saturday, March 10 2012 12:00 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — Todd Taylor, the former executive director of the Utah Democratic Party who died earlier this week, will be laid to rest Monday.

There will be a viewing Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City.    

A memorial will be held Monday at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center at 138 W. 300 South in Salt Lake City. The family will receive friends from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The service will begin at 1 p.m. and will be followed by an interment at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park on 3401 S. Highland Drive.    

Following the service, there will be an open house at the Utah Democratic Party Headquarters on 825 N. 300 West in Salt Lake City from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.    

Taylor, 46, was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of Utah history and politics, said Justin Daniels, Utah Democratic Party political director, who worked closely with Taylor for several years.

Taylor passed away in his sleep Monday night.

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