Barbara Lee Harn Covey
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Barbara Lee Harn Covey, a longtime teacher in the Palos Verdes Peninsula School District and an occasional contributor to the Daily Breeze, gently passed away on October 2, 2012, at Torrance Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born in Galesburg, Ill., on May 24, 1924, to Ruby and Jerry Harn. After graduating from Pomona College in 1945, she married her husband of nearly 50 years, Gerald Covey, in 1949; and, after earning her master's degree in education from U.S.C., she began her teaching career at Lunada Bay Elementary School in 1959. Barbara taught English and journalism at Miraleste High School for nearly two decades and "retired" in 1986. Still, Barbara's love of the written word continued. She volunteered to teach at the local writers' group, contributed a number of articles to the Daily Breeze, and became a published author of The Legend of Cushetunk (1993) and Rebecca Kellogg Ashley. From Deerfield to Onaquaga (2008). Barbara is survived by her sister, Patricia Harris; her four children, Margaret Covey, Carol Covey, Richard Covey and Lawrence Covey; and her granddaughters, Megan Dupont, Sara Covey, Rachel Covey and Angelina Covey. Former students, colleagues, and friends are welcome to a memorial service to celebrate her life on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at St. Peter's by the Sea Presbyterian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, her family asks those touched by her death to make a contribution "In memory of Barbara Covey" to Historic Deerfield Descendants, PO Box 321, Deerfield, MA 01342. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 17, 2012