Susan Ann Hess
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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.

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Published in Daily Press on Aug. 18, 2013.
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September 5, 2013
Dan, I looked you and Susan up tonight to clear up a matter of title on the car I bought from you in Taipei years ago. And I saw the news of Susan's passing and was just stunned. I am so sorry to hear this. I remember when you met her in Beijing, and when you announced your wedding. I had said how impressed I was with Susan, and you had said you had also continued to be impressed with her. I remember when she and I were on a group tour from AIT and how well she interpreted Chinese to English for the group. She was a terrific lady. I hope over time you can overcome the immense grief you must feel at her passing. I have no idea how to deal with such a loss, but I hope you find a way. Yours, Larry Walker
Lawrence Walker
August 26, 2013
I am so sorry to learn of Susan's passing. I remember Susan as far back as first grade. When I read about her fondness for horses, it reminded me of when the horse craze hit our class in second grade. Susan was one of the classmates we all remember very fondly. My sincerest sympathies to her family.
Kay Busbin Griffin
August 26, 2013
I knew Susan in high school and always thought she was sweet and kind. May God comfort you, her family and friends, as you mourn her great loss.
Anne Allison Foster
August 22, 2013
Profoundly sorry to hear about Susan passing away... We were classmates at York High School and in Falcon Band together in the clarinet section. I will always remember what a wonderful positive person she was, she will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
August 21, 2013
So sad to hear of Susan's passing. My deepest sympathies go out to Dan and family! I remember meeting Susan in Taipei in the mid-80's and I will always remember her as a sweet, kind and beautiful person. RIP Susan!
Judy Picardi
August 19, 2013
So sorry to Hear, words can never express or give justice to such a loss. Susan was a very special person for those of us that grew up in Marlbank, and at York High. I'm very proud to say I knew her, and admired her, she made her community Proud.
August 18, 2013
My sympathy and prayers are sent to your family. I was Susan's classmate @ York High school and have fond memories of what a lovely girl she was.... Inside & out. Sterling Brittain Carter
August 18, 2013
Peter please know that my love and prayers are with you. My condolences also go out to your whole family and Susans extended family and friends.l didn't get to meet Susan but have known and loved Peter as my friend forever. My heartfelt prayers are with you all
Diane Anglin
August 18, 2013
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I had not been in touch with Susan until rather recently on Facebook. It was nice to catch up with her. I was shocked to hear of her passing. God bless and be with all of you during this most difficult time.
Kelle Payne
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