Obituaries » NANCY TAYLOR
August 3, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Nancy Weed Taylor announces her passing on August 3, 2021. Born in Fresno, California on September 25, 1945, Nancy moved with her parents as a newborn to Chicago, where she spent her early childhood. In 1954 the family moved to Puerto Rico, where she spent much of 5 years growing up enjoying the company of her aunts, uncles, and many cousins. In 1959 the family moved to Satellite Beach, Florida, where Nancy attended Satellite High School. She graduated from the University of Florida and married her high school sweetheart, Eric Taylor.
After college they lived in Germany, Georgia, and Florida. In 1984, they moved with their 2 sons to Lake City, Florida. After completing an advanced degree in education at UF, Nancy began teaching in 1985 at Lake Butler Elementary. Nine years later she moved to the Lake City Kindergarten Center and later to Westside Elementary. There she specialized in teaching Pre-K handicapped, a job she was passionate about. She was especially devoted to her young charges. In her 30 years of teaching, she helped over 500 youngsters to thrive in school. She was one of the first teachers in Columbia County to be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Throughout her life she loved to be near or on the water, whether the beaches and rainforests of Puerto Rico or the springs, lakes, rivers, and beaches of her beloved Florida.
Nancy also loved her community. A lifelong avid reader, she was a regular volunteer at the public library. She joined the board of Friends of the Columbia County Public Library, and worked to greatly increase their fundraising book sales. She was very active in the Ft. White Library book club. After retirement Nancy became an active Silver Sneakers participant, and loved Yoga, fitness workouts, and dancercise.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Eric Taylor, their son Craig Taylor, son Keith Taylor and his wife Yoko Taylor, grandchildren Kevin and Ilee Taylor, sister Betty Weed, and brother Bob Weed.
Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as they were so generous to her during her cancer treatments.
Nancy was devoted to her family and a special friend to many. We will forever hold her close in our hearts.