Anita L. Monson, music teacher, dies at 65

February 20
Anita L. Monson
music teacher

Anita L. Monson, an Anne Arundel County elementary school music teacher for more than 30 years, died Feb. 6 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Md. She was 65.

The cause was a heart attack, said her sister Virginia Hamilton.

Ms. Monson began her teaching career in the Anne Arundel County schools in the 1970s and retired in 2007. On a rotating basis, she taught at Oakwood, Linthicum, Quarterfield, Severna Park, Southgate and Glen Burnie Park schools.

Anita Lynn Monson, a longtime resident of Glen Burnie, was born in Arlington County. She graduated in 1966 from Fairfax County’s Thomas A. Edison High School.

In 1974, she graduated with a degree in music from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. She received a master’s degree in music from Peabody in 1978.

Survivors include her parents, Earl and Edith Monson of Springfield, Va.; three sisters, Virginia Hamilton of Augusta, Ga., Patricia Franks of Huntsville, Ala., and Melinda Linderman of Front Royal, Va.; and two brothers, Steve Monson of Bluemont, Va., and Christopher Monson of Martinsburg, W.Va.

— Bart Barnes

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