Jean W. South, NSA analyst

Jean W. South, NSA analyst
(Baltimore Sun)

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


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.