Elva Marie Taylor passed into glory on March 15, 2012, two days short of her 99th birthday, with family members at her side at Cedar Creek Adult Family Home in Marysville, Washington.
She was born March 17, 1913 in Warren, AR. She was the oldest of seven children.
In 1932 she married James Edgar Taylor and together they raised six children moving to Washington State in 1935 and settling in the Arlington Heights area in 1946.
She was a charter member of the Arlington Heights Improvement Club and Homemakers Club. Marie along with several ladies formed the Jim Creek Quilting Club in 1979. Marie was employed by Twin City Foods in Stanwood for many years.
Marie pursued her love of quilting, vegetable gardening and was a great southern cook! Marie loved the old church hymns. She will be remembered as a caring mother, devoted to her family, grandchildren and their activities.
Marie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Burlington, WA attending their mission church at Arlington Heights for many years. She also attended several Baptist churches in the area. Marie was a member of Plymouth Rebekah Lodge #142.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Enoch and Sallie Myres; husband, James; son, Marvin; brothers Walter, Leon, LeRoy Myres; and sisters, Minnie Bea Woodall, Mae Etta Halligan.
Marie is survived by her children, James (Joy) of Scottsdale, Arizona, Marion (Patty) of Arlington, Washington, Larry (Jewel) of Arlington, Janice Schumann (Bill) of Lake Stevens, Carol Bjorg (Gordon) of Lake Stevens, Washington; her brother, Floyd Myres and wife JoAnn of Warren, Arkansas. Sister-in-laws, Earleen Watters of Anderson, CA, Mabel Taylor of Williams Lake, BC. Many nieces, nephews and 25 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Cedar Creek Adult Family Home Caregivers Stephanie, Michelle, Kate and Sharett for the exceptional care they gave mother the last 17 months.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 23, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, March 24, 9:00 am to service time. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Purdy and Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home in Everett. Burial will follow services at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in the Chimes Garden Section.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Arlington Heights Community Club, Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County or the charity of your choice.