Eulalia Taylor, 90-year-old former Glendale resident, died Monday, April 4, 2011, in Vinita, Oklahoma. She was born Edith Eulalia Bogle on October 9, 1920 near Ketchum, Oklahoma to James Ernest Bogle and Lela Fawn (Smith) Bogle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Norma Riley, and husbands Francis Taylor and Teddy R. Taylor. She is survived by sister Imogene Bohannon of Tulsa; son Jim and wife Susan of Neosho, Mo.; daughter Jeanne Taylor of Vinita also a former Glendale resident.
Eulalia Taylor spent most of her adult life dedicated to teaching. She finished her teaching certificate at Northeastern State College at Tahlequah, Oklahoma, at age 19. She taught in Craig County, OK, area rural schools and Hall-Halsell elementary in Vinita. She taught upper grades in the two-room schoolhouses in the county and 5th grade and split 5th/6th at Hall-Halsell. Highlighting her teaching years were two grants from the National Science Foundation to attend math and science workshops in the summers of 1963 and ’64 in Illinois and Oregon. She left Vinita in 1965 and moved to Glendale. There she taught fifth and fifth-sixth grades at Glenoaks Elementary School until her retirement in 1986. She accumulated numerous credits beyond her B.A. and teaching credentials, taking extended educational classes in California.
After retiring, she moved to Springdale, Arkansas, where she became an avid quilter, winning awards for her work, and was active in the Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, boating and fishing. She returned to Vinita after being widowed. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi in Oklahoma and Glendale and in later years was a member of Vinita Retired Educators, AARP and Premier Worthwhile club.
Funeral services are at the First United Methodist Church of Vinita, Oklahoma, on Friday with Rev. George Gilland officiating. Interment follows in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com.