Michael Anthony Taggart was born on April 27th 1980 to Patty Taggart and Johnny Lujan. Michael passed away at 37 years old on April 11th 2018.
Michael was a man of many words. Whether it was through his lyrics, his poetry or his advice, he always delivered the truth. He always knew and took pride in, as he said, having “a million dollar mouthpiece.”
He was truly an inspiration to many. Through all of the trials and tribulations life threw at him, he was able to let it go and become the man we know him as today. He was strong, he was honest and he loved, and he loved deeply. He was the essence of the true meaning of unconditional love.
Michael had a gift. He was able to see the beauty in things that seemed unwanted and discarded. With patience, love, and a little bit of tinkering he made them shine; as he did with everything and everyone he touched.
He was a leader. He was courageous, and he looked out for his own. His loyalty was his bond, right, wrong, or indifferent he stood by our side.
He was laughter, he was strength, he was perseverance, he was fortitude, he was a guiding light, and will continue to be so, through his love and through his spirit. He was and always will be an inspiration and will continue to make all of us shine. Always and forever, again, again and again.
Michael is survived by his parents Patty Taggart and Johnny (Susan) Lujan, his fiancé Countie Endresen, grandmother Maxine Taggart, siblings Teal (Bri) Taggart, Teala Taggart, Jason Lujan, Jarret (Alicia) Lujan, Nathaniel Lujan, Andrea Lujan, Marcus (Desiree) Lujan, and his children Lydia York, Taylor Taggart, Michael Taggart, and Eden Taggart; his fiancés family, Jerry and Marcie Endresen, Corrie and Duane Cabral, and Counties children Taylor Thurston and Jerrik Kemper; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousin, nieces, and nephews and a plethora of friends.
Michael was the inspiration behind the Hope House. In lieu of flowers, family and friends request donations be made to Bustards Funeral Home to be used for the Hope House.
A viewing will be held at Bustards Funeral Home on Monday April 16th 2018 at 5pm until 8pm. Services will be held on Tuesday April 17th 2018 at Rock of Ages Church at 2pm, with reception to follow. In Michaels honor casual attire is preferred, his favorite color is red and his favorite team is the Denver Broncos.