Alice Taylor Creston
Alice Taylor, 95, of Creston died Sept. 29, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Private family graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Graceland Cemetery. Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.
Alice Rose (Miller) Taylor, daughter of Hattie (Molby) and John A. Miller, was born July 9, 1918, on a farm southeast of Creston in Grant Township.
Alice moved with her family to Creston in 1924, where she graduated from Creston High School in 1936. She attended Creston Junior College for one year and then taught at a country school for one year.
On May 29, 1938, Alice married Vernon W. “Benny” Taylor.
During her life, Alice worked as a receptionist at the REA office north of Creston from 1955 to 1963.
In 1970, she took the census for Sand Creek and Pleasant townships. She also did interviews for several years in the Creston area for Princeton, N.J., Gallop poll.
Alice was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a deaconess, vacation Bible school and Sunday school teacher and church choir member. She was also a member of the former Spizzerinktum Club, South Valley Quilters, Bancroft History Club, Friends of the Library, YMCA and 55 Plus Club, NARVRE, Railroad Club, women’s auxiliary for both the hospital and hospice and was active with Meals on Wheels for many years.
Alice is survived by her daughter Beth Taylor Ferguson of Creston; daughters-in-law, Sherry Taylor of Creston, Bonnie Taylor of Des Moines, Willie Taylor of Ankeny and Dawn Taylor of Des Moines; sister Pauline Moberg of Creston, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, four nephews and two nieces.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Terry V. Taylor, Jack P. Taylor and Ben Taylor; sister Helen Long; brothers-in-law, Don Moberg, Raymond Long and W.P. Taylor; and sister-in-law Juanita Taylor.