Jane Field Taylor


Jane Field Taylor, 78, who taught English in high schools in Pennsylvania and at Navy bases around the world, died Nov. 7 of cancer at her home in Leonardtown.

Mrs. Taylor, who had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1962, was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from the Pennsylvania College for Women, now Chatham College. She did graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and taught high school English and French for several years in East McKeesport, Pa.

From 1952 to 1962, she was office manager for her husband's dental practice in East McKeesport.

After her husband joined the Navy's Dental Corps, Mrs. Taylor taught English at the American Studies Center in Naples and the Italian Air Force Academy. She also taught English to Filipino workers at the U.S. Navy Ship Repair Facility at Subic Bay in the Philippines.

She had lived in Leonardtown for the past six years. She had previously lived in Farnham, Va., and, during the 1960s and 1980s, in Annapolis.

She was a member of the Chatham Alumni Association and attended Church of the Ascension in Lexington Park.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Dr. "B" Frank Taylor, a retired Navy captain, of Leonardtown; two sons, Paul D. Taylor of Odenton and Carl J. Taylor of California, Md.; and six grandchildren.