VIENNA, VIRGINIA - 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, where she attended high school. She attended the University of Virginia, where she earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1979. Then she continued graduate studies at the University of Michigan, National Taiwan University, and 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. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Rescue ME! Horse Rescue, 2001 J T Elder Road, Watkinsville, GA 300677.
Published in Daily Press on Aug. 18, 2013.