Mary Ann Taylor

mary taylor

January 25, 1933 ~ June 30, 2020

Born in: Winona, MN
Resided in: Bryan, TX

Mary Ann Stine Taylor, 87, of Bryan, passed peacefully on the morning of June 30th. After surviving breast cancer years ago, and recently fighting lung cancer and then brain cancer, she is resting in Jesus. The celebration service led by Pastor Bill Dudgeon of the College Station Seventh-Day-Adventist Church C.S. will begin at 10am, Thursday July 9th, at Callaway- Jones Funeral Centers, Bryan-College Station. Due to Covid, seating will be limited with mask, but can be viewed on Facebook Live for your safety.

Mary Ann was born in Winona, Minnesota and was raised in Ventura and Santa Paula, California by her parents Geneva and Charles Stine II. In her teenage years she was the homecoming princess and Fiesta queen. She graduated Knapp College of Nursing, Santa Barbara, attended UCLA and nursed at St. John’s Hospital, Santa Monica. She returned to Ventura County to work as Civil nurse for the U.S. Navy, Port Hueneme. After her children were grown, Mary Ann returned to get her B.S. and M.S. in Health Education at Texas A&M.

Mary Ann met her husband Dr. Robert Taylor while he was in the U.S. Navy and she was a nurse at the U.S. Naval base. They soon married and came back to his hometown Duncan, Oklahoma to start up a medical practice where Mary Ann became a multitasker as nurse, receptionist, and bookkeeper. During this time, they raised two children, Allison and Chris. Mary Ann was chairperson of the woman’s golf association, chairperson of the community concert series, and chairperson of the rescue mission. Twenty years later they then moved to Bryan where Mary Ann was an instructor for mothers of new born infants at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bryan. She also got her Master Gardener certification from Texas A&M and was very involved with the local Gardening Club. During the past 40 years she has volunteered with dozens of groups as well as putting her heart and soul into her Seventh-Day Adventist Church family. Always a beautiful singer, she lent her voice to her church choir and other groups. Her sister Linda said “Mary Ann always had a can-do attitude and was a very hard worker”.

She leaves behind her daughter Allison and son- in-law Kenneth Davison, granddaughter Leah, sister Linda Chapel and husband Dave Chapel and their son David Chapel, brother Charlie’s daughter Candice Stine Jones and son Chuck Stine as well as many from her church family. Her princess dog Molly has been adopted by a nice family.

In lieu of flowers, food, donations, etc.; please write a sentence or a page about a memory or story of Mary Ann you would like to share with her family. Mail to the Rockwood circle address or e-mail to


Memorial Service: July 9, 2020 10:00 am

Room: Bluebonnet Community Room

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. Mary Ann and I were in the first Master Gardener class in Brazos County. Mary Ann joined the A&M Garden Club. She was an active member, a respected member and served as President of the club. She took part in flower shows and was willing to do her part for club activities. I have enjoyed being her friend through the years and working with her. She was proud of her family and always concerned for them.

  2. Mary Ann was a dear friend and wonderful example of Christian love. She touched many lives! She will be dearly missed.

  3. Mary Ann was the most kind, gentle person, a real lady, gracious and generous. May she rest in peace.

  4. Mary Ann was most kind, warmhearted and a real lady, gracious and generous. May she rest in peace.

  5. Mary Ann was President of A&M Garden Club when I first joined in 2004 – she has been a delight to know all these years, always with encouragement and a kind word. A lovely lady indeed. She will be greatly missed!

  6. Mary Ann was so very welcoming and encouraging to me at the garden club. Her presence at club gatherings was always a blessing. I thank God that I had the opportunity to be friends with such a talented and kind woman; she will be missed.

  7. Allison and Ken,
    May Aunt MaryAnn Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers to you all during this time. I was able to watch the service online. It was beautiful.

  8. Maryanne was an angel on earth. She and Sherry were great friends and Maryanne helped her with her cancer battle. When the Church was just starting she had all sorts of landscaping suggestions which I was volunteered for planting and etc..She and I would be out there for hours planting her many choices.

    I don’t think I ever met a more dedicated Christian. Maryanne was a joy to be around and a real blessing in my Christian life.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Accessibility Tools
construction update map

Due to the construction on S College Ave our facility is only accessible via Dellwood St. Please refer to this map for reference. Dellwood St can be accessed via Cavitt Ave and Texas Ave.

For more information, please visit the Bryan, TX website.