ULYSSES – Lydia Mae Maruyama, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Fla.
She was born Jan. 24, 1932, to Homer Stanford and Florence Clara (Kirk) Taylor in Crowley, Colo.
She married Sam Maruyama Sept. 30, 1968, in Denver. He died Aug. 18, 1997.
She was a beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics for 30 years and a director for five years.
She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ulysses for more than 30 years.
She enjoyed yard work, gardening, arts and crafts, quilting and ceramics.
Survivors include one son, Michael Bronner, Marietta, Ga.; three daughters, Sharon Bronner, Amarillo, Texas, Christy Cole, Las Cruces, N.M., and Melanie Fienga,Polk City, Fla; two brothers, Richard Kirk and Johnny Kirk, both of Colorado; grandchildren, Joseph, Roger, Wesley, Cheryl, Michaela, Natalie, and Lydia; great-grandchildren, Emilio, Mariah, Trey and Jaylee; her adopted mother, Elsie Kirk, Crowley; special nieces and nephew, Scott Taylor, Patty Taylor and Susan Taylor Miller; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Frank Taylor and Homer Lee Taylor; and one sister, Madeline Newman.
o Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses with the Rev. Michael J. Bridge and the Rev. Dennis Zimmerman presiding.
Burial will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses.
Memorials are suggested to the Grant County Library or the Historic Adobe Museum, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.