On Nov. 28, Susan D. Lower (née Jacobs) of Clarksville at 71. She is survived by husband Philip E. Lower; children Shelley L. Lower (Yoav Littman) and Jeremy J. (Nykki) Lower; mother Trudy Jacobs; brothers David Jacobs and John Jacobs (Theresa Homan Jacobs); and grandchildren Kira Jean Lower and Ripley Meyer Lower. She was predeceased by father Meyer Jacobs. She grew up in Rockville and attended Wheaton High School. She earned a BS from the University of Maryland. She and Philip met while working at GC Murphy, in Congressional Plaza, and were married in 1972. She loved her work as an educator and held teaching jobs in Oklahoma, Texas and Maryland. She taught at River Hill High School for 14 years.

Contributions may be sent to Temple Isaiah, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Community Action Council of Howard County or the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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