Our DLG Naturals BW team is heart-broken to announce the passing of a great life, a wonderful friend, a mentor, and leader: Frank Taylor.
Frank’s lifelong work was directed toward the betterment of Botswana. He loved its people and gave of himself, every day, toward enriching the lives of others. His deep faith gave him strength when the world tried to frustrate his efforts. His loving family supported him, as he struggled to find new and better ways of utilizing the many natural products that Botswana offered, so that impoverished rural villagers could improve their own lives.
Frank never gave up.
At 84, he was in incredible physical shape. And while he often complained that his memory was not quite as good, he remained intellectually sharp. He continued to write grants and proposals, served on boards of directors, and stayed socially active.
Frank was a force of nature, and nature finally claimed him: Not “natural causes” or Covid-19, nothing so trivial, but the sting of a scorpion. Frank probably could have survived one sting, as most people do. He probably could have survived two.
But not three. Frank lost his fight on 4 April. 2020.
Frank was the reason DLG Naturals came to Botswana. Without Frank, the company would have struggled, perhaps even failed. But he was always there, ready to offer advice, find resources, share his wisdom, and pitch in wherever and whenever he could. DLG BW is and will always be eternally grateful to him.
Frank will be missed – by family, by friends, and by Botswana.
Thank you, Frank, for your wonderful life and the many gifts you have given to so many. May you find a well deserved rest in your new home.