Stella Louise Taylor died July 22, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 77 years 1 month 14 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at the Alex Cemetery in Alex, Oklahoma under the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Stella was born June 8, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Alvin Lawson and Edna Katherine (Whitson) Taylor. She was raised in Oklahoma City, attending Central High School. Stella married Bruce Spicer in Oklahoma City on September 30, 1960. She worked in the restaurant industry for many years. Her jobs included waitress, business owner and cook extra ordinaire. Stella loved spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed playing her poker games, scratch off lottery tickets, cooking, watching game shows and music. Stella was loved by many, and spent her life giving of herself to the people who meant so much to her. It didn’t matter whether they were family, friend, or those that had no one else. Stella fed and took care of them out of the kindness of her huge heart. Always giving, rarely taking. She gave joy to the many people she served in her years as a waitress and a cook. Even after retiring from the serice industry, people would comment on how much they missed her cooking. Stella’s days of suffering and pain are now over, she is now amongst the angels with the loved ones who left before her. She will be missed by so many whose lives she touched and our hearts will forever be filled with the love she so openly gave.
Stella is preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Edna Taylor; sisters, Lois Ruth Tyrell and Starline Ann Shotts; brother, Thomas Lawson Taylor; niece, Kathy Marsh; and son-in-law, Skooter Gregory. Survivors include her daughters, Tina Linge and husband, Doug, Penny Gregory and partner, Glenn Dale Nixon; son, Tom Spicer; sisters, Mildred Marsh and husband, Lester, Penny Fowler and husband, James; grandchildren, Sundance & Peter Ruud, Justin & Sarah Linge, Crystal Gregory & Michael Miller; Chris & Belinda Gregory, Dylan & Christina Linge, Kylan & Juliann Gregory, Krystina Spicer, Zeke Gregory, Jake Linge & Cassandra Ziehl, Destiny Gregory and boyfriend, Billy Horn, Wyatt Gregory; great grandchildren, Aussion & Freya Ruud, Ireland & Moira Linge, Kyla Gregory, Taylor Pawpa, Christine Johnson, Mikayla & Lil Michael Miller, Angel & Zachary Gregory, Layla Linge; great great grandchildren, Aspen Burton, Bryar Gregory, and 2 on the way, Graisyn Linge and Baby Horn; and numerous nieces, nephews, adopted family and special friends.