Dulcie Hope Mickelson was born Jan. 23, 1925 in Perry, Iowa the daughter of Anton and Jane (Lund) Mickelson. She was the 10th child of 13 children.
Dulcie attended Alton Rural School and Perry Community Schools.
In 1942 she moved to Bridal Veil, Oregon and worked at Bridal Veil Lumber and Box Factory where they made wooden ammunition boxes for use in WWII.
After the war was over she returned to Perry and worked in the floral business.
She married Francis “Newt” Taylor on June 5, 1955 in Perry, Iowa. After Newt retired they moved to rural Woodward and opened a flower shop in Woodward which they sold and is now known as ” Flowers by Donna Jean”.
Survivors include two sons Gordon (Dorsey) Taylor of Woodward, Iowa, James (Janet) Taylor of Waukee, Iowa; one daughter Susan Derry of Stuart, Iowa; seven grandchildren Joel Taylor, Brad Taylor, Aaron McCann, Josh Taylor, Karen Derry, Jacob Derry, Mark Derry; five great grandchildren Zachary Derry, Bianca Taylor Stone McCann, Calvin Derry, Tom McCann and a sister-in-law Eleanor Mickelson of Dallas Center, Iowa.
Preceding Dulcie in death were her parents, husband on October 19. 2005, one granddaughter, six brothers, six sisters and son-in-law Lyle Derry.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at Murdock Funeral Home with Chaplain Deborah Spidle officiating.
Mona Holmstrom was the organist. Burial was in Violet Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Randy Meyers, Josh Taylor, Brad Taylor, Joel Taylor, Aaron McCann, Mark Derry and Brandon Ackerman.
Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Derry, Karen Derry, Bianca Taylor, Stone McCann, Calvin Derry, Tom McCann and Zachary Derry.
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