Lois G. Caplan, a retired library supervisor and film buff, died Dec. 25 of cancer at her Arnold home. She was 71.
A daughter of dungaree manufacturers, the former Lois Gloria Simons was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she graduated in 1960 from North Philadelphia's Olney High School.
After training as a laboratory technician, she worked at Philadelphia General Hospital.
She married Ivan Lee Caplan in 1964, and they moved to Pikesville. Since 1979, they lived in Arnold.
Mrs. Caplan earned an associate's degree in psychology from Anne Arundel Community College.
From 1980 until she retired in 2004, Mrs. Caplan was circulation supervisor at the Annapolis Library on West Street. She continued volunteering at the library in her retirement.
She was an active supporter of the arts and humanities, and was a longtime member of the Charles Theatre's Cinema Sundays film program.
Mrs. Caplan was a world traveler and supported efforts to promote women's health and literacy.
She was a member of Temple Beth Shalom in Arnold, where services were held Dec. 28.
In addition to her husband, a business and technology development consultant, Mrs. Caplan is survived by a son, Jordan Charles Caplan of Pasadena; a daughter, Diana Rachel Caplan Jolles of Corpus Christi, Texas; her father, Charles N. Simons of Annapolis; a brother, Scott Simons of Boston; and three grandchildren.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times