August 26, 1930 - January 27, 2014 Mimi Cazort -- formerly Mary Ann, born Mary Antoinette, on August 26th, 1930; daughter of Alan Garner Cazort and Mary Lillian Carpenter; sister of Virginia Garner, Cecile Merriweather and Jean Celeste; student of Little Rock High School, Hendrix College, Washington University and The University of Michigan; wife of James J. Taylor and subsequently of Robert A. McLarty; mother of Anna Virginia and Alan Jamieson; adored grandmother of Ginger, Willa and Jem Taylor; Doctor of Philosophy; Curator Emerita of Prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Canada, author of books, articles and exhibit catalogues, including "The Ingenious Machine of Nature", "Mauro in America", and "Mr. Jackson's Mushrooms"; avid reader of Twain and countless others; foremost authority on Bolognese painters of the 17th and 18th centuries; passionate scholar of art history, the study of anatomy, the history of drawing and the relationship between all three; eternally curious, engaged, humorous, articulate, and warm -- passed away in the late afternoon of January 27th, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, while reading. The book was W.J. Cash's "The Mind of the South". Reports of her death, sadly, have not been exaggerated. She will be remembered, celebrated and missed beyond measure. Donations in her name to your local public library would be welcome and appreciated.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 9, 2014