Steve A. Tayaba

By From page A2 | December 05, 2012

Steve Tayaba

Aug. 19, 1950 — Nov. 28, 2012

Steve Andrea Tayaba peacefully passed away at home with his wife, Karen and eldest daughter, Monica at his side. He was a private man with quiet stature, gentle voice and a warm hug. He will be missed every minute of every day by his wife, Karen, who cherished each moment they spent together.

Steve has joined his late wife of 31 years, Christine Tayaba. He was raised and grew up in his hometown of Visalia and later relocated to Placerville with his family. He was born Aug. 19, 1950, in Fullerton, Calif., in the warmth of a summer’s day to his parents, Teodorico and Georgiana Tayaba. He was a truck driver most of his life, driving the California West Coast. He was proud of his service in the Marine Corps; he was a Vietnam veteran, a member of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and of Philippine descent.

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Teodorico; brother, Teodorico Jr.; daughter, Sandra; and wife, Christine Tayaba. He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Monica, Lorrie and Andrea; mother Georgiana of Placerville; and siblings, Nani of Upland, Calif., and Ambrose, Patricia, Rosemary, Lorraine-HoneyBee and Georgiana-Baby of Placerville.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, beginning at 11 a.m., at the Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville. Private inurnment will be held at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif. Contributions in Steve’s name may be made to Snowline Hospice, 6520 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs, CA 95619 or online at Friends may sign an electronic guestbook and leave condolences at


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