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Louise Amanda Taylor Rockafellow, 83, of Greenville, Texas, passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, following a long illness.
She was born Sept. 12, 1934, in Dunmore, W.Va. She was the daughter of the late Charlie J. Taylor and Nola Galford Taylor. Louise was a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She graduated from Greenbank High School in Greenbank, W.Va., in 1952. She was also a graduate from Charleston Business College in Charleston, W.Va. She was a retired secretary/receptionist. She met the love of her life, Edward Gale Rockafellow (Rocky); they were married Aug. 20, 1966, at Langley AFB, Va.
She went with Rocky during his career in the United States Air Force when she could. She followed him to Webb AFB, Texas; Rhein-Main AFB, Germany; and Loring AFB, Maine. After Rocky's retirement from the Air Force, they moved back to Dunmore, W.Va. Then Rocky got a job in San'a North Yemen and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Louise and Steven joined Rocky in Riyadh. They returned to Dunmore, and then Rocky got a job with E-Systems in Greenville, and Louise and Steven joined him in Greenville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Zula Taylor and husband Marvin Taylor.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edward (Rocky) Rockafellow; her sons, Gary Taylor and wife Linda of Manassas, Va., and Steven Rockafellow of Greenville; five grandchildren, Sarah Bosworth and husband Kevin of Berryville, Va., Matthew Taylor and wife Cassandra of Ely, Nev., Daniel Taylor of Manassas, Va., Tristan Blasingame of Greenville, and Tyra Rockafellow of Oklahoma; four great-granddaughters and four great-grandsons.
A visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 5, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at Van Reenen Funeral Home in Marlinton, W.Va. Final resting place will be at Arborvale Cemetery in Arborvale, W.Va.
Published on December 4, 2017
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