Sara L.j. Highby, Retired Teacher

August 14, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Sara L.J. Highby, a retired Charles County public school educator, died Friday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications from a stroke. The former longtime Pomonkey, Charles County, resident was 90.

Sara Louise Jameson, the daughter of a chemist and a homemaker, was born in Parlin, N.J., and raised in Charles County, where she graduated in 1935 from Henry E. Lackey High School in Indian Head.

She earned a bachelor's degree in music in 1939 from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, and a master's degree in education from the University of Maryland.

Mrs. Highby began teaching in 1940 and spent 33 years of her career teaching music at Indian Head Elementary School, until retiring in 1978.

She had been a longtime active member of the Charles County Historical Society and a member of the Society of Colonial Dames.

During the 1930s, Mrs. Highby had been crowned Queen Nicotina and May Day Queen at the Charles County Fair.

For the past eight years, Mrs. Highby lived at Roland Park Place, where she played the piano for religious services and other retirement community functions.

Her husband of 57 years, William E. Highby, an investigator, died in 1998.

She had been an active communicant of many years at St. James Episcopal Church in Indian Head, where services were held yesterday.

Surviving are two sons, John Hansen Highby of Guilford and Richard Ingemann Highby of La Plata; a sister, Elinore Deakyne of Westminster; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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