Jean W. South, a retired National Security Agency analyst and school bus driver, died of liver failure Monday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Annapolis resident was 69.
Born Jean Wisniewski in Baltimore and raised on Andre Street in Locust Point, she was a 1960 Seton High School graduate. She earned a degree at Anne Arundel Community College and attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
She met her future husband, Larry South, a defense contractor, while on a skiing trip in Vermont. Both were then working at the National Security Agency.
Mrs. South was also a paralegal, an Anne Arundel County schools bus driver and a bookkeeper for her husband's business.
She was a member of the Davidsonville Dance Club and Goddard Dance Club. Family members said she enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, and playing Sudoku puzzles.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew by the Bay Roman Catholic Church, 701 College Parkway in Annapolis, where she was a member.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years; a son, Joseph South of Bel Air; a daughter, Katherine South of Alexandria, Va.; two brothers, Joseph Wisniewski of Baltimore and Thomas Wisniewski of Salisbury; and two granddaughters.