Kevin Taylor OsborneNovember 17, 1986 ~ September 19, 2017 (age 30)
Kevin Taylor Osborne, age 30, of Temecula, CA, peacefully passed away in the early morning of Tuesday, September 19, 2017 after fighting a brain infection for several weeks. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Taylor was born on November 17, 1986 in Aurora, CO, the fourth son of Kevin and Karen (Page) Osborne. As a child, Taylor's happy disposition and sense of humor made him a beloved brother, son, and friend. Taylor loved sports. He played soccer on many club teams and also enjoyed golfing with family. In high school he began pursuing talents and hobbies which he continued to develop throughout his life, including ceramics, drums, and guitar.
From 2006-2008 Taylor served an honorable mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chihuahua, Mexico. There, he developed a strong love for the Mexican people, culture, and language. Taylor made many visits back to this beloved country and often referred to friends there as his “Mexican Family.”
Taylor attended Brigham Young University—Idaho, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. During college, he served as a temple worker in the Rexburg Idaho Temple. After college, he worked as a Mechanical Engineer for various companies. He particularly loved his opportunity to travel to China on business, and enjoyed many positive relationships with coworkers.
Taylor had an unwavering and tender testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, faithfully living and serving in the way that he knew his Father in Heaven would have him live. He went about life quietly serving others without thought of recognition or reward. He worked in various church callings, his favorite of which were with the youth as Deacon's Quorum Instructor and Youth Sunday School Teacher. Service was an integral part of his nature and personality, and he often went above and beyond in his assignments, as well as personal endeavors to give to others.
He also loved to try new things and developed many talents and hobbies throughout his life. He was a handyman, a woodworker, an artist, a musician, an athlete, a gardener, and so on—it seems there were no interests beyond his reach and no puzzles he could not solve. One of his greatest passions was music; he had a music room in his home, played many instruments, composed and recorded songs, and also loved exploring different artists and genres. One of his favorite pastimes was “jamming” with family and friends.
Taylor loved his family and always put them first. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, grandson, and nephew. His 14 nieces and nephews were especially important to him; he prioritized important events in their lives and was always there to cheer them on. In November 2016, Taylor met Brianne Smith. They shared many interests and quickly fell in love. Brianne brought so much joy and happiness to Taylor's final year of life.
Above all else, Taylor excelled in his highest and most treasured role of father. He loved his sweet daughter, Jane, more than anything in the world, and all he did was for her. They enjoyed many things together, including reading unique children's books, playing and listening to music, creating art, swimming, and gardening. He found so much joy in her learning and growth, her sense of humor, and all of her adorable quirks. Jane certainly inherited many wonderful qualities from her dad—especially his big, contagious smile.
Taylor is survived by his daughter Jane Osborne; parents Kevin and Karen (Page) Osborne; brothers Matthew (Stephanie), Corey (Lauren), Derek (Janel), and Nathan (Catherine); sister Karly (Taylor) Heyman; and grandparents Grant and Gladys (Butterfield) Page and Leah Mae (Page) Osborne. He is also survived by 14 beloved nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
To celebrate the life of our son, brother, and friend, there will be a viewing at 3:00 p.m. and funeral service at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 32374 Pauba Road Temecula, CA 92592. Taylor will be buried in Herriman City Cemetery in Herriman, UT.