Viola Taylor

Viola (“Vi”) S. Taylor
November 7, 1925 – May 5, 2015

Viola S. Taylor, of Bryan, formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 5. A celebration of her life will be held in Albuquerque, at a later date.

Vi was a retired Federal employee (Department of Defense and Federal Aviation Administration), and held federal positions in Albuquerque, Richmond VA, Washington DC and Reykjavik, Iceland. During vacation from her duties in Iceland she traveled extensively in Europe.

She is survived by her sister Diana and husband Paul Nelson, of College Station; their son Kevin, of Austin; two nephews and a niece in Albuquerque; a niece in Honolulu, Hawaii and numerous cousins and close friends.

The family thanks the staff of Carriage Inn for their loving care of our beloved sister. A special heartfelt thank you goes to all the girls there whose hard work and long hours never deterred them from being so kind, loving and caring. Thanks also to Kathryn Thomas, who was so helpful when we first arrived two years ago, and continued to be as helpful, loving and caring as those she supervised. Thank you also to the Skilled Nursing Unit at Crestview, and to Hospice Brazos Valley for their kindness, their help and compassion.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice Brazos Valley or the charity of your choice.

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  1. Vi will be missed so much. I wish strength. Look forward to the memorial service in Albuquerque, What a beautiful pic. you picked. It lookes just like I remember her

  2. Diana & Paul —

    Know that we’re thinking of you and sending love and support during this time of good-byes.

    Jenny & Marv

  3. Diana & Paul,

    Lisa and I along with our children, James Albert & Teresa Marie, send our condolences on the loss of your sister. Vi had been a great neighbor and had been a presence in our children’s lives as they grew up in our neighborhood. May she rest in peace and may the Lord console Vi’s family in her loss.

  4. We are so sadden to hear of “Vi” passing. Josephine and our family will always remember the family of Aunt Dora with fond memories. Vi was a lovely lady who was most fortunate to have lived such an exciting life with all her travels.

    I know that Vi is now resting and enjoying the kingdom of heaven with her dear lord and all her family who were there to greet her. May each of you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers along with Viola.

    May Our Dear Lord Bless Each of You.

  5. Dee & Paul,

    You have my sincerest sympathy. I was sorry to hear about Vi’s passing. She was loved by many. I have fond memories of her visiting my mom and dad. After my mom passed, she would call my dad and he so enjoyed visiting with her. She was a lovely lady. I pray you find comfort in knowing she was special to me and my mom and dad. I love you. Rachel

  6. EDWARD (Cimarron, NM), CECILIA, and MICHAEL CASIAS (Alb., NM); along with MARY E. Wallace (San Mateo, CA originally from Cimarron, NM) says:

    To Viola Taylor’s Family,

    We all are sorry to hear about Violas passing. We will keep you all in our prayers.
    Viola and I (Cecilia) went on a trip to California to visit Mary wallace around 2002 and had a wonderful time. We have only fond memories of viola. God bless you all at this time of her departing this life.

    The Edward R Casias, and Mary E wallace Family’s.


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