Donna Lyn Anderson Money

Baltimore schools teacher

May 06, 2010|By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun

Donna Lyn Anderson Money, a retired Baltimore schools teacher, died after suffering a series of strokes April 29 at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Northwood resident was 59.

Born in Chicago, she was raised there and in Baltimore. She attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., before graduating from Eastern High School in 1968. She attended Bowie State College, where she met Calvin Money, her future husband. She earned a degree at Glassboro State College and studied at the Johns Hopkins University.

She joined the Baltimore City public school system in 1976 and taught at James Monroe, Irvington, Madison Square, Fort Worthington, Lakewood and Lockerman Bundy elementary schools.

In 1994, while a fifth-grade teacher at Madison Square, she was part of the team of teachers who took 93 students to the Cleveland Zoo for the day. For many, it was their first experience on a plane.

She was a past president of the Lakewood Chase community organization for 20 years and was involved in community activism.

Ms. Money enjoyed scuba diving in the Bahamas, Jamaica and Brazil. She also was a downhill skier in Switzerland, France and Canada. She was a seamstress, pastry chef and pinochle player.

"She had a huge heart and served as community mom to a host of kids in her neighborhood and schools," said her brother, Del. Curt Anderson of Baltimore. "Even in the face of adversities she approached everything and everyone with enthusiasm and optimism."

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Redeemed of the Lord, 4321 Old York Road.

In addition to her brother, survivors include a son, Kevin Money of Miami; a daughter, Lisa Sankar of Baltimore; another brother, Derek Anderson of Woodbridge, Va.; three sisters, Mona Wilson of Baltimore, Kim Anderson of Randallstown and Lenore Slade of Charlotte, N.C.; and five granddaughters. Her marriage ended in divorce.

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