January 22, 1951 ~ December 24, 2011
Stephanie passed away on December 24, 2011 at her home in Hillsboro after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 60.
Steph was born on January 22, 1951 in Burlington, IA, the daughter of John Wendall and Harriet (Waste) Taylor. At age 7, she moved to Beulah, ND and graduated from Beulah in 1968.
After living in South Dakota and northern Minnesota, she settled in Hillsboro in 1978. She was united in marriage to Tracy on August 20, 1999. Steph was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed camping trips, Christmas baking, reading, gardening and spending time with family.
Steph is survived by her loving husband, Tracy; her son, Scott (Kristina) Neuberger of Colton, SD; her daughters, Tina Mudge of Hillsboro; Brandie (Deveryn) Malmlov and Miranda (Jason) Stach, both of Moorhead, MN; and her 9 grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, and siblings - Tammy, George, Connie, Harry and Ruth.
She is preceded in death by her father; her step dad, George Cokens; her grandparents; and a niece.
Scott, Tina, Brandie and Mandy,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother especially at such a young age. I don’t keep track of much of what happens in Hillsboro except for what the folks tell me. Paul H told me Christmas morning when we were at my brother’s.
My sincere sympathy. Take care.
Sioux Falls SDGoodbye to my dear friend, Steph. You will be missed. Thank you for making me the strong woman that I am today. I love you. Watch over our children and protect them. You were a wonderful grandmother, thank you for always being there for them. Now you are an Angel, with us all now and forever.
Minot AFB ND
She was a very nice woman that I have met and became my grandmother through marring her grandson. The times I have met her, she was so beautiful and acting like she was in her teens again or at least a young adult where she could do anything she wanted to do. She was strong and brave and always cheered up the family when things were down. She was a strong fighter and I will never forget how she never gives up until she knew it was time to give in. She was just a lovely woman and I will never forget her. I have to thank her for accepting me into the family and take me in like if I was her own granddaughter.
MENNO SDMy sister Steph is already missed by so many. She was a great mother, grandmother, and sister.She’s always had a positive attitude, right up to the end. She is an inspiration.REST IN PEACE
Hurley South DakotaOur sympathy and prayers to the family.
FREEMAN SOUTH DAKOTAMy Sister Steph was a very strong & courageous person. She battled her cancer until she had no fight left in her. She was a Loving Sister, Mother, Wife, Aunt, Grandma & Friend. The Candle she sent me for Christmas this year will burn forever in her HONOR. I miss you Steph. May you be at Peace now & have no more pain & suffering. Peace to you now & forever. God will be with you always & so will I. I Love You Steph! Rest In Peace!
Your Sister, Connie
VAlley City ND
My prayers to you. I ask God to give you strength and the peace to know that God see’s your tears. This life is a stepping stone to what is really our true life. Someday you will see your mom again. God Bless you all. I Love you.
LOVE YOU SO MUCH GRANDMA STEPH
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God comfort you and give you peace.
colton south dakotaI remember my grandma as a fun loving women and she was always up in the kitchen making stuff for me and the rest of my family, everyone in my family says I look exactly like my grandma and so every time I look in the mirror I think of her and so she will always be in my mind and my heart and even though she’s not physically here she’s always gonna be mentally here.
Detroit Lakes MN
To Scott & Tina,
My heart goes out to you. I know you loved and will miss your Mom very much. Be comforted by 2 Corinthians 5:8, To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Steph was a very strong woman. She went through a lot of ups and downs in the eight years she had cancer, and still managed to do alot of the things that she loved to do, and I admire her for that. I always liked that she said what was on her mind, whether you liked it or not. She loved her family very much. Being her son in law, she treated me just like one of her own from the day we met. Steph will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. RIP Steph, we will always love you!
colton south dakotaMy grandmother was a very loving kind woman. We have shared a lot of great memories. She will always be loved and missed. Although her physical being is no longer with us, her spirit will always be with us. Grandma is in a beautiful place now.
Clovis NMI love you sis, and i miss you very much.
Hillsboro ndsteph will be missed by many. She was a wonderful friend, person. Had alot of good times working with her. Love you and miss you
Minot AFB North Dakota
Grandma Hampson is a great woman and very strong. I loved her so much and miss her greatly. I was her first grandchild and we had the best moments together. I hate to see her go, but I know she is in a better place without any pain or suffering. We will all miss you grandma, and the memories of what you did in life will never disappear from our minds as you will never disappear from our thoughts.
colton sdShe was such a Wonderful Person who Loved her family so much. It is hard to let go when you know she had so much more to give. She is in a much better place now and it gives me peace knowing that.
colton south dakotaMy dear mother you will always live forever in my heart. I’m very sad that you are gone but I know you are in a better place
Mama I miss you so much… miss the phone calls, miss your laugh, I miss everything about you! I know you walking at my side,holding my hand thru this. You are greatly missed, nothing is the same . Im relieved that your not hurting anymore. The strongest women Ive ever met!! Thank you for all the wonderful memories you gave us!! I hope your dancing with all the Angels! I love you so very much Mama. Sure wish heaven had visiting hours….