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Bill Taggart - Class Of 1966 VIEW PROFILE

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04/28/09 10:10 PM #1    

Tom Taggart (1969)

William C. Taggart (9-30-1948 12-16-2009)

Bill Taggart, 60, passed away December 16, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. Bill was a Consulting Water Engineer who devoted his career to the public good by creating flood control, river reclamation, habitat protection, drainage, and recreational projects that beautified and enriched the world. His work included projects in the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, South Platte River, the American River, Boulder Creek and numerous locations in the western United States. He received his Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Denver and his Masters degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bill was an avid skier and became a Certified Ski Instructor at the age of 18 years while attending the University of Denver. He taught skiing for 30 years at many locations in Colorado including Vail, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. He later became a guide for the over hill gang at Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Dillon, Colorado.

Bill loved his family, his work, his dogs, skiing, and going to new places. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Naomi; children, Beth (Matt), Rebecca (Jeff), and Kevin; Brother Tom; grandchildren JJ, Julia, Claire and Keeley; and dogs Mojo and Frankie.
A celebration of his life was held at the Denver Botanic Gardens Auditorium on December 21, 2008, site of one of his first engineering projects while he was attending the University of Denver.

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