Lygia Wilson, 88, McDonogh teacher

November 12, 1993|By Staff Report

Lygia Moore Wilson, who taught music at McDonogh School, died Nov. 5 after a stroke at Keswick, where she had lived for more than two years.

She was 88 and had lived in Roland Park for many years.

She retired in 1970 after teaching piano and music appreciation at McDonogh's Lower School for 25 years.

John Sieverts, a 1963 graduate and the school's director of development, said yesterday that he got to know Mrs. Wilson while he was a saxophone player in the school band. "She was a very kind, sincere and sensitive person," he said.

The former Lygia Moore was a native of Booneville, Miss., and a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She also studied at Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

She taught in Anniston, Ala., as a young woman.

She was a member of the Stoney Run Garden Club, University Baptist Church, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her husband, Donald H. Wilson Sr., died in 1977.

A memorial service was set for 10 a.m. tomorrow at University Baptist Church, 3501 N. Charles St.

She is survived by a son, John H. Howard of Joppa; a stepson, Donald H. Wilson Jr. of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Ann Wilson of Washington state; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to University Baptist Church or to Keswick.

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