Stella Marie Taylor, 83, Pine Island, Minn., formerly of Minot, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island.
Stella was born June 6, 1929, in Walhalla, the daughter of Alphonse and Mary (LaRoque) Gladue. She was raised and educated at Walhalla and graduated from Walhalla High School in 1948.
Stella worked at Gamble Robinson in Grand Forks as a bookkeeper, where she met Therman "Bud" Taylor. They were married Feb. 6, 1954, in Sisseton, S.D. They moved later that year to Minot, where they made their home throughout the years. Stella was a homemaker and later worked as an election judge for Ward County. Bud died Oct. 17, 1994.
Stella was a longtime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Minot, where she was active with the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She was an avid gardener, baker, great cook and seamstress. She enjoyed traveling to see her children and grandchildren when she could. Stella moved to Rochester, Minn., in 1999 due to health reasons.
Stella's loving family includes: Her children, Marcia (Rollie) Harvey, Livingston, Calif., Thomas (Gwyn) Taylor, of Henderson, Nev., Barbara (Kevin) Schepp, Rochester, Minn., Tamara (Eric) Heck, Newport Richey, Fla.; goddaughter, Candy (Keith) Seney, Minot; sisters, Jean (Dale) Grubb, Wenatchee, Wash., Ramona Danielson, Grand Forks, Marlene (James) Burckhard, Grand Forks; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Stella was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and four brothers.
Funeral service: Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 10 a.m., in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Friday, March 22, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).