COVEY, Barbara Lee Harn A longtime teacher in the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District, died Oct. 2, 2012, in Torrance. Born in Galesburg, Ill., on May 24, 1924, she received her BA from Pomona College in 1945 and MA in education from USC. She began her career in Palos Verdes schools in 1959 and retired in 1988 after teaching English and journalism at Miraleste High School for nearly two decades. She volunteered at the Peninsula Seniors writers' group, contributed articles to the Daily Breeze and wrote two books, "The Legend of Cushetunk" (1993) and "Rebecca Kellogg Ashley, 1695-1757. From Deerfield to Onaquaga" (2008). Her husband of nearly 50 years, Gerald Covey, died Sept. 6, 1997. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Harris; four children, Margaret, Carol, Richard and Lawrence Covey; and four granddaughters, Megan Dupont and Sara, Rachel and Angelina Covey. A memorial reception to celebrate her life will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at St. Peter's by the Sea Presbyterian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made "In memory of Barbara Covey" to Historic Deerfield Descendants, PO Box 321, Deerfield, MA 01342.
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Published by Los Angeles Times on Nov. 18, 2012.