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