Amy Coury
1922 - 2020
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9-3-1922 - 9-12-2020 Amy passed away peacefully in her home of 50 years at the age of 98. She was a mom, wife, teacher and nurse who had many friends and colleagues in the community. She was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to New York City at 18 to attend nursing school. There she earned her Bachelor's degree and was recruited to join the Cadet Nurse Corp sponsored by the US Government. She met her future husband, George, and they moved to California in 1953. She received her Master's degree at UCLA and her Doctorate at USC. She later became a Nurse Practitioner. She taught nursing at Harbor College for 25 years and also taught at Torrance Memorial, UCLA-Harbor Hospital and Little Company of Mary. She was actively involved in volunteering with the Torrance Sister City Association and accompanied the Torrance students to Japan. In her later years, she became active in health and fitness and ran 5K's, taking first place in her class (female over 60). In retirement she enjoyed gardening, creative writing and traveling. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, George, and is survived by her three children, Lisa, Nancy and John and 6 grandchildren. Services are pending. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the university of your choice.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Sep. 16, 2020.
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September 19, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Amy..She is one of the most amazing women I have met! I knew her thru Yoga and health care.Hearing her discuss Trekking in the Himalayas amount other travels..I truly have met few people so full of life as she was..a truly remarkable woman!
Mary D.
September 18, 2020
Amy, thank you for being such a great role model in my early teen years. Your intelligence and compassion was always center stage and greatly appreciated. My deepest sympathy to the family, whom I once babysat for and fondly remember.
Valerie Smith- Griffin
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September 16, 2020
My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories
and Gods promise to return our loved ones. 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
S Chambers
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