Elizabeth Ivy Simmons Lieberman
Elizabeth Ivy Simmons Lieberman, of Annandale, Virginia, passed away on March 2, 2018. She was born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Arlington, Virginia and Mamaroneck, New York. She graduated from Duke University and embarked on a lifelong career as a math teacher, beginning in Montgomery County public schools. After several years of teaching middle and high school math, Liz earned a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of South Carolina. In 1968, she joined the faculty at the new Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) campus in Annandale. Liz was a mainstay of the mathematics department teaching calculus, statistics and algebra and was very active in college wide boards and committees. She retired in 2011 after 42 years with NOVA and was subsequently named a Professor Emeritus. She traveled extensively to Russia, Egypt, Nepal, Israel, and China alongside colleagues and friends during numerous summer trips. Liz was an active member of the Zonta International club, a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. She is survived by her two children, Angela “Gigi” Dalton (James) and Jeffrey Lieberman, as well as three grandchildren, and her sister Melva Elmer (William). She will be missed greatly by her family, friends, and community. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 6-8 pm and funeral services will be Thursday, March 8 at 11am at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 West Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA. Burial will follow at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation through the Liz Lieberman Memorial Scholarship (www.nvcc.edu/apps/2/gift/index.html) or to the Zonta International Foundation (http://support.zonta.org/donate).