Cary E. Taylor, 102
Blue Earth – Cary Elizabeth (Bruvold) Taylor, age 102, of Blue Earth died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at United Hospital.
Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A memorial service was at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, Rev. Dr. Mark Brickzin officiated. Online condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com
Cary was born Dec. 9, 1915 to Ole and Barbara (Hendriksen) Bruvold on the family farm near Bricelyn. She attended Homedahl Country School near the farm and high school in Rake, Iowa and Blue Earth. After high school, she attended Normal School in Blue Earth where she then went on to teach in country schools near Bricelyn and Elmore.
Cary was united in marriage to Roy Taylor on Dec. 28, 1939 at the South Blue Earth Lutheran Church near Bricelyn. They farmed near Bricelyn for a couple of years and then purchased the Taylor family farm northeast of Elmore where they raised their family and farmed until they retired in 1980, moving to Elmore.
Cary was a faithful member of the Elmore United Methodist Church where she enjoyed many friendships and was active in her circle and UMW.
Roy died in 2008, a year later Cary moved to Southview Estates in Blue Earth, later moving to Friendship Court. She enjoyed making new friends, spending time with old friends, playing cards, having coffee and attending chapel services.
Cary loved to bake cookies and was well known for her angel food cakes that were always made from scratch. She enjoyed sharing her baked goods with family and friends and would often deliver plates of her cookies to the residents at St. Luke’s. Cary will be remembered by her family and friends for her compassion, generosity and her indomitable spirit.
Left to cherish her love and memory are her daughters, Kathleen (Jerrald) Lloyd, of Fairmont, Doris (Mark) Olson, of Bloomington, Neil (Mary Jane) Taylor, of Blue Earth; sister, Margaret Larson, of Minneapolis; eight grandchildren, David (Mia) Olson, Jason Lloyd, James (Robynn) Lloyd, Eric Olson, Mary Lloyd, Gregory (Kathleen) Olson, Johnathan (Melissa) Lloyd and Daniel (Janelle) Olson; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Cary was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; sisters, Marianne Doyle, Dorothy Sabin, and Virginia Elquist; granddaughter, Karen Olson; one great-great granddaughter, Amelia, and her parents Ole and Barbara Bruvold.
Cary chose to write her own obituary.