Madeline B. Taylor


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Houlton - Madeline B. Taylor, 101 years old, passed away February 25, 2019 in Houlton, Maine. She was born January 6, 1918 in King's Grove, Maine to Eugene Hale Bell and Cecelia Frances (Stitham) Bell.
She was preceded in death by her husband Glenwood Olin Taylor, close friend Richard Lawlis, one daughter Judith Marie Olds, two sons, David G. Taylor Sr. and Michael W. Taylor. She is survived by one daughter Mary Lou Knox and husband Hubbard of Morristown, New Jersey and Palm City, Florida and one son, Timothy G. Taylor and wife Jolene of Point Venture, Texas. She had 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
She had a long and wonderful life. She started her own dance studio at the age of 55. She was a crossing guard for a few years on North Street and sometimes had to escort female prisoners to the prison in Thomaston. The family had a 100 and ½ year old birthday party for her in July 2018 and lots of friends and family attended.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Humane Society would be appreciated! Cremation will be handled by Bowers Funeral Home. A graveside memorial service will be held in July 2019. To share memories and leave condolences please visit
Published on February 27, 2019
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Charlene Taylor Gerrish - niece
Mar 05, 2019
My Aunt Madeline was the last of that wonderful generation of the Taylor family. She remained “my anchor in the county “ and I so enjoyed my several trips home to Houlton to take her to lunch or just visit in her kitchen. I will always cherish our conversations. My love and prayers to all.
Janice Henderson
Mar 05, 2019
Mrs Taylor was our crossing guard in the 1950's she was the nicest lady. Never Yelled at anyone. We all loved her. My condolences to her family. Rest in peace with the Angels
Mar 02, 2019
So many memories of the Sunday visits to Houlton. So glad to have been part of the 101 birthday party!!! RIP
Tim & Jolene Taylor
Mar 01, 2019
I have read the entries in this guest book and they bring me both comfort and sadness. It is so wonderful to read messages from my friends telling how she touched their life. She was phenomenal at remembering every one of their names. She raised my family along the lines of Dr. Spock. She always seemed to have the right advice when it came to raising our children. Dr. Spock said to “trust yourself” and “you know more than you think you do”. I am sure she was his mentor. I could go on but just want to say Thank you Mum. You were a great mother and I love you and miss you and I hope we will meet again.
Sherry McKay Foster
Feb 28, 2019
I have such fond memories of ballet and tap with Miss Madeline at her dance studio on Maple Street. My sister and I would walk together from our home on Washburn Street. She was also our crossing guard when we attended school at Bowdoin Street. What a blessing to have such wonderful memories of our days tap dancing away in her studio! May you feel the comfort of God to you at this time of your loss.
Barbara (Hare) McInnis
Feb 28, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your mom, Tim.
Alvin DeLong, Roanoke, VA
Feb 27, 2019
Mary Lou

My deepest sympathies at the loss of your Mother. She was a special lady.
MaryLou Taylor Knox
Feb 27, 2019
My Mum was a special lady with the strength and courage to live a full life to age of 101. She was an avid reader, she loved the Lawrence Welk Show, no talking please and chocolate was on her list of favorites, along with Roquefort cheese and dancing. What a gal, I will miss her like crazy!❤️🙏🎶
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Mary Lou Taylor Knox
Feb 27, 2019
My Mum was a special lady who had the strength and courage to live a good long life. She love to read more than anything in her spare time. But Saturday night was Lawrence Welk, “so please no talking”. I miss her like crazy❤️ ❤️❤️Mary Lou
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Feb 27, 2019
Grammy, you were one of a kind and I admired your spunk and determination. Very thankful to have the memories I have of you. Your 100 and a half birthday party was over the top and I'm glad to have been able to spend time with you and the family you created. You will be missed (and always loved lots!!)!