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Marie Louise (Gagne) Taylor
December 25, 1953–February 15, 2010
Marie Louise (Gagne) Taylor (Tiz), a free spirit, of Onslow, Iowa, gave her life over to God our Father on February 15, 2010 at 7:07 AM.
Marie's wake was held at her home and she was buried on the Taylor Farm in one of her gardens. All are welcome to pay their respects. Perpetual care is being established. A celebration of Marie's life shall be forthcoming this Spring.
Surviving are her loving husband, James Patrick Taylor (Smoky) of rural Onslow; her son, Dylan Cody, at home; her daughter, Tonya Leigh MacIntosh Watson, grandson, Ronin Michael Watson, son-in-law John Eugene Watson, all of Center Junction, Iowa; her mother, Mildred Eaton Gagne Knapp of Groverton, New Hampshire; her brother Jerry Gagne (Carol) of Groverton, New Hampshire; her brother Billy (Kathy) Knapp of East Calais, Vermont; her cousin/sister/best friend Susie Q Robbins of Raymond, New Hampshire; her sister Midge (Tim) Costello of Pembroke, Massachusetts; her cousin Chet of Raymond, New Hampshire; and many close friends, especially Darla Watson of Anamosa, Iowa. Marie's family also includes five brothers-in-law; Raymond (Joan) Taylor of Dubuque, Iowa; Charlie (Lois) Taylor of Dyersville, Iowa; Joe (Karolyn) Taylor of Holy Cross, Iowa; John (Barb) Taylor of Holy Cross; and Griz (Paul) and Sue Taylor of Zwingle, Iowa, five sisters-in-law; Mary Margaret (Wayne) Kahle of Hazel Green, Wisconsin; Helen (Scotty) Thomas of San Francisco, California; Jane (Ken) Rausch of Knoxville, Tennessee; Bridget (Bob) Kluesner of Little Canada, Minnesota; Patricia (Michael) Thies of Peosta, Iowa; and Mary Connolly Taylor of Oveido, Florida.
She was preceded on her Way to our Heavenly Father by her dad, Oscar Gagne, her stepfather William Knapp, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy Regina Rea Taylor and Francis J. Taylor, and a brother-in-law, Frank Taylor.
Marie was born December 25, 1953 in Exeter, New Hampshire, only daughter of Oscar and Mildred (Eaton) Gagne. She spent most of her life in the 'Live Free Or Die' State. Marie loved the great outdoor world of hunting, fishing, camping, and the freedom of the wind in her face as she traveled the open roads on her own motorcycle, long before it was a popular sport for women to ride their own bikes. Marie had a passion for bluegrass and country music and loved dancing.
Marie and Jim Taylor made private, permanent vows on September 13, 1988. Marie moved to Iowa with her husband on April 1, 1991. They held an 'official' ceremony with witnesses on July 11, 1992 at their home.
Marie had worked at Scale Models, Dyersville; Polo Plastics, Monticello; and Taylor Maid, Dubuque.
Marie was a wonderful mother, wife, friend, and Spirit. All she ever wanted was to be free. Marie loved her family, her friends, her gardens, her motorcycle, and life itself.
Marie's love for family and friends could not be measured by any man's standards. She loved unconditionally and accepted family and friends for who they are and they are all better for having known and loved her.
She loved spending time with her children and her grandson. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 5 March 2010

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