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Maurine Taylor

Maurine Taylor
Born: Apr 25, 1929
Died: Jan 15, 2017

(Stella) Maurine Nicholson Taylor, 87, of Chinook, MT passed away January 15 at the Billings Clinic of natural causes,  Maurine was born April 25, 1929 on the family farm 9 miles outside of Chinook, MT to Dow and Karleen Overcast.  She spent her entire life in Paradise Valley.  While on vacation to Birch Tree Missouri in 1946, Maurine met her love, Chet Nicholson .  After two years of exchanging letters, Maurine and Chet became engaged on December 24, 1948.  They were married on May 29, 1949.  Chet and Maurine had six wonderful children;  Jan Sturgeon (John) of Richmond, TX, Tom Nicholson (Sheri) of Billings, MT, Dick Nicholson (Nellie Jo) of Chinook, Deb Smith (Rick) of Kalispell, MT, Bob Nicholson (Diana) of Rapid City, SD, and Bill Nicholson (Rochelle) of Kalispell, MT.  The kids were their pride and joy.  Maurine lived on a small farm in Paradise Valley where they raised sugar beets, malting barley, hay and cattle until 1979.  Maurine would often tell the story of having to drive tractor farming while holding a baby in her arms or working in the kitchen with one in her arms and using her foot to rock the cradle of another one.  Following Chet’s death in 1978, she moved off the farm in 1979 and began working for the Roy Talmage Accounting Firm until her retirement. Maurine met Ed Taylor while wintering in Winterhaven, CA.  Ed and Maurine were married in 2000 and traveled extensively until Ed’s death in December 2010.  Maurine enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world after her retirement, as well as watching her grandkids activities, and playing a game of Crib.  She loved to do cross stitch and embroidery.    Maurine was a life long member of the United Methodist Church of Chinook where she came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Her only regret in life was “Not spending more time with her kids when they were young.”  Surviving Maurine are her children Jan, Tom, Dick, Deb, Bob and Bill.  Also surviving her are two sisters, Trina Thielman of Chester, MT and Patricia Schmear (Roland) of Holly Ranch, TX.  Eighteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren also survive her.  Maurine was preceded in death by her parents, Karleen and Dow Overcast, husband Chet Nicholson (June 6, 1978) and husband Ed Taylor (December 24, 2010).  Her brother Dow Overcast Jr, sister-in-law Margaret, brother-in-law Terry Thielman, and brother-in-law John Ragsdale also preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held Friday, January 20th at 11:00 AM in the Chinook United Methodist Church.  A private family burial will be held at Kuper Memorial Cemetery prior to the funeral service. Honorary bearers are her grandchildren.  Lunch will be served in Wallner Hall immediately following the service.   Memorials may be sent to the Chinook Food Pantry or the United Methodist Church of Chinook.  Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


Public Guest Book

Jan 19th
David Miller
Dick, Nellie and family:

I am so sorry to hear of Maurine's passing. She was a very special lady at the accounting office keeping us all on task. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Jan 20th
Danny Harshman
I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It was very nice to see her at Patti's services. Maurine was very special to our family. It was always pleasurable to visit with your mom. Her company and counsel was always appreciated and respected. Maurine has a special place in my heart. May God Bless you and bring you strength and comfort in this difficult time.
Jan 21st
Mary & Patrick Leeds
I was sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends who share the sadness over this great loss.
Jan 25th
R.J. and Kathryn Reid
Our deepest condolences and a whole lot of love from us. Aunt Maurine will be greatly missed. Heaven is richer and more lively with her presence. God bless each and everyone of you.
Jan 25th
Pattie Hagan
Dick and NellieJo, so very sorry for your loss. May your fond memories sustain you, along with the knowledge that she is with our Lord and Savior.
Pattie Hagan
Jan 26th
Dan & Peggy Harry
Very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was a very nice lady , I always enjoyed visiting with her. You and your family are in my prayers.


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