Harriet P. Coryell
Harriet P. Coryell, 92, of St. Augustine, FL passed into the Heavenly Kingdom on January 28, 2016. Harriet was born on February 20, 1923 in Glendale, CA to John Guy and Eva Pixley. She has one surviving sister: Lucille Kopp, of Seal Beach, CA and one deceased brother, John Pixley.
Harriet married the love of her life Bob in 1941. They shared fifty-two years together until his death in 1993. Together, they raised four children. Three sons: Newton (Gail), Craig (Barbara) and Gerry (Anna) and one daughter: Robin Rocha (Jerry). Harriet and Bob lived in many different cities including Glendale, CA, New Rochelle, NY, Lombard, IL, Huntington, NY, Merrimack, NH and finally retired to St. Augustine, FL in 1981.
A devout Episcopalian, Harriet attended Trinity Episcopal Parish in St. Augustine. She volunteered at Trinity for many years as well as Flager Hosital in St. Augustine where she worked as a pink lady.
One of Harriet’s favorite past times was spending time at the beach. For many years, she and her girlfriends would drive along Crescent Beach in her dune buggy called "Harriet’s Chariot". She also loved spending time at the Riverview Pool playing cards or rummykube with her girlfriends.
Mrs. Coryell was a free spirit whom always loved to try new things. She snowmobiled, waterskied, para-sailed, snorkeled, rode a motorcycle, went up in a hot air balloon and even went bungee jumping. Harriet also traveled the world first with her husband Bob and after he passed away, she went with her brother, friends and even by herself. There were few places that she hadn’t been to.
Harriet was happiest though spending time with her four children, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She always had a big smile on her face and it was contagious. Her favorite phrase was "can’t never did anything". Her daughter Robin used that as her mantra when running her marathons.
Faith, family and friends were the most important things in her life. The world is a better place because she spent time in it. We will all surely miss her.
Memorial services in her honor will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Wednesday, March 2nd from 11 AM – 12 PM with a service held at the funeral home at 12 PM. Burial will be held in Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Parish, 215 St. George Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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