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Anna Maria "Anaka" Taylor

Obituary for Anna Maria "Anaka" Taylor

December 5, 1934 - May 21, 2016
Delray Beach, Florida | Age 81


Anna Maria Nauts Taylor, known as Anaka Taylor, of Delray Beach, FL, passed peacefully at her daughter's home in Chesapeake City, MD on Saturday, May 21, 2016. She was born December 5, 1934, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to the late Jan and Christina Hopman Nauts.

A model, born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, she was on a ship traveling back to The Netherlands after spending time in NY modeling for Garfinkel's and Saxs Fifth Avenue, when she met Jody L. Taylor. They were married for fifty years, traveled the world and enjoyed spending time with family. Anaka was an excellent homemaker, gourmet cook and dress designer of her own creations, which she made for a select few.

She is survived by two daughters, Leslie Kavanaugh and Tanya Wasson, four grandchildren; Ryan, Ann Marie, Charlotte and Nathan; two great grandchildren, Taylor and Lily.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Jody L. Taylor.

All services will be held privately. Her remains, as Jody's, will be released into the ocean off the coast of Florida, near their home. To send an online condolence, visit

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