Betty Lou Taylor, 83, of Spring Valley, died Monday morning, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Betty Lou was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Adams, Minn., the daughter of Leonard and Myrtle (Rogne) Harding. She attended school in Adams and LeRoy. She married Mabry Taylor Aug. 20, 1947, in Cresco, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm in the LeRoy area moving to a farm in rural Spring Valley in 1952. She helped her husband with the family farm and was a homemaker.

Betty Lou raised and enjoyed her dogs. She also loved gardening, taking care of the cattle, her horses, bird watching and farming.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Mabry; three daughters, Linda Kern of Wykoff, Diane Grabau of Wykoff and Donna (Bob) Conlan of Preston; seven grandchildren, Rachel (Danny) Dahl, Skip (Helen) Reese, Scott Reese, Derek Grabau, Darin (Kelly) Grabau, Duane (Jessica) Grabau and Amber Conlan; six great-grandchildren, Justin Dahl, Brianna (Mike) Jonsgaard, Stephanie and Scotty Reese, Josh Skare and Katrina Grabau; three great-great-grandchildren, Jaden Dahl, Avrianna and Aiden Jonsgaard; one sister-in-law, Theresa Harding; and one niece, Kathy (Allan) Humiston.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Darla Rae; and one brother, Roger Harding.

The funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Revs. Laura Fladten and Dennis Timmerman co-officiating. Spring burial will be in the Washington Cemetery in rural Spring Valley.

Thauwald Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.