Justin Taylor Memorial Fund

Justin Mathew Taylor was born October 12, 1979 to his parents, Paul and Linda, and his two older sisters Teri (then 16) and Tracy, (12), she was sure he was her own personal doll. He was a surprise from the start and as his mother would say "Came out of the womb with hard hat and pail!" Justin was always an entertainer, He was a fiercely loving and a hugely giving person. Anyone who knew him knew, that those virtues were because of, and in great thanks to, the family tree he grew up on .33059936_1537248273478276_r.jpegJustin moved to Vancouver, WA and began to create his chosen family.  He worked at Clark College, Portland's Gay & Lesbian Newspaper, "Just Out", the Fair Housing Council. and the Oregon Zoo. Although most recently, you could've found him at the Grass Shack, where he would have been pouring his love of entertaining into all of his very educational and funny videos about their products. 
33059936_1537249159706295_r.jpegJustin knew he was beautiful! He would soon marry his love of performing to his love of fundraising and joined the International Drag Court. Ivory Cox came into being!  She took the court system by storm, becoming a Princess (as if you had to tell her) in two short years. Ivory quickly became the Emcee of choice for so many fundraising benefits. Ivory became Empress 36 of the Raintree Empire and she became well known for her amazing talents of raising peoples spirits - all while emptying their wallets - to a number of great causes, near and far. 
33059936_1537409591269958_r.jpegWe were all shocked by Justin's sudden death on September 12th 2018 -  far too soon. With the tears still flowing, we realized that Justin's family would be in need of assistance paying for these unexpected final expenses. The money raised here will go to fund the funeral service and celebration of life, with any remaining to be donated to Ivory's favorite charities. Justin's sisters will be the caretakers of these funds. They are overwhelmed with gratitude at the tremendous generosity and love shown by Justin's beautiful family of friends in the Portland-Vancouver LGBTQ community. 

Please help and forward this link to anyone who can step up for someone who has always stepped up for others. 
Together in this struggle, 
Justin Taylor's families
  • Dian Ulner 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Richard Pickernell 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Margaret York 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Vicki Smith 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • KATHLEEN HOWELL 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
See all

Fundraising team: family and friends of Justin Taylor (3)

Dustina Haase-Lanier 
Organizer
Portland, OR
Amy Fisher 
Team member
Teri Englert 
Team member
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