Barbara Lee Harn COVEY
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.
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I was checking the obits for information on another service when I came across 'Miss Covey's' obituary. She was my English teacher at Miraleste High in the early 70's. She was one of those rare teachers...someone you will remember fondly even 40 years later! She made a great impression on me and I certainly hope my grammar/sentence structure is correct here. My sincere condolences to her family.
Eileen Black
November 24, 2012
Barbara is a jewel. I will always carry her spirit and kindness in my heart. She helped me write more succintly and she did it in positive manner. She was a consumate teacher, spreading her skills around for the benefit of all. I treasure the mements I spent with her. Love to her fmaily.

-Clarence Lee
November 20, 2012
Barbara provided much encouragement to me at the Seniors Writing Group during the writing of my WWII memoir. She will remain in my memory.
Robert Visser
November 19, 2012
We knew Barbara for only a few years, but she became a wonderful, understanding friend. She was a great lady and will be missed.
Inge and Thomas Thorsen
November 17, 2012
Barbara was an inspiration to us all in the Peninsula Seniors Writers Group. Her gentle hand guided us in our efforts to become better people and better writers. Everyone who came in contact with her became her student...she was that kind of Lady.

Tony Muccitelli of the Writer's Group
Tony Muccitelli
November 17, 2012
She was a great lady! Very much missed by the Writers Group at Peninsula Seniors - she's an inspiration to all aspiring writers and genealogists.
JoAnn Michetti
November 17, 2012
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