Susan Ann Hess

August 5, 2013

Hess, Susan Obituary

Susan Ann Hess, 56, of Vienna, Virginia, died on August 05, 2013, of cancer. She was born on June 20, 1957, in Newport News, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Hess, and is survived by her mother, Nancy Humes Hess; her husband, Daniel K. Moore; her children, Kathryn and Ian Moore; her sister, Mary Bethany Chapel; and her brothers, Peter B. Hess and Eric G. Hess.

Susan spent her childhood in Yorktown, Virginia, attending high school there. She attended the University of Virginia, where she earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1979. Then she continued her studies at the University of Michigan and linguistics coursework at National Taiwan University, and at the University of California at Los Angeles, receiving a PhD in linguistics.

As the wife of a Foreign Service Officer, she lived abroad for many years in India, Malaysia, and Taiwan. She taught at Mont 'Kiara International School in Kuala Lumpur, in the Alexandria City Schools and at the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland.

She was a gifted musician, a life-long horse enthusiast, a brilliant scholar, a devoted wife and mother, a deeply loved daughter and sister, and a wonderful teacher. Her untimely death leaves a great void in the lives of her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 26 from 11 AM to Noon at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Avenue, Vienna, Virginia. The family requests that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Humane Society of Fairfax County, 4057 Chain Bridge Rd. Fairfax, Va. 22030.

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August 26, 2013
11 a.m.

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Money and King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Avenue
Vienna, VA 22180
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