To get a sense of Ellen Taylor’s prodigious gifts as an organizer and persuasive advocate, her husband, Marshall Taylor, offered a telling memory from the couple’s early days living in the tiny Nevada town of Tonopah, where he was stationed with the US Air Force.
“Ellen’s academic background was in sociology and social work,” Mr. Taylor said.
Charles Rich Magnusson died March 11 at the age of 89.
He was born November 5, 1929 and spent most of his childhood growing up in Riverside, California. He graduated from Ontario’s Chaffey High School, where he earned a varsity letter in swimming. He earned an associates degree from Chaffey College, in what is now Rancho Cucamonga, before joining the US Army in 1950.
He served in the infantry during the Korean War.