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George Miles Coverdale 1942 – 2024

Celebration of Life


George Miles Coverdale.

Miles passed away peacefully on Jan. 27 at home with family by his side. It was the way he wanted it, and he was ready to go.

A proud native Californian, born to George Coverdale and Edith Hewitt Hall, Miles grew up in the Los Angeles harbor community of San Pedro, California. He was always a "gifted" student and skipped a grade in school on his way to UC Riverside. He then attended USC and earned his MBA to develop his business. He worked for the education department, but decided he would go into electronics and the computer industry that was beginning to make a showing. He ended up working at TeraData, AT&T and finally, IBM from which he retired in 2001.

Miles met Linda when they were each traveling for business, and they married in 1993. They decided that Los Angeles was becoming too crowded for a peaceful retirement and considered Bear Valley Springs. Miles had previously developed a piece of property with three partners that had an incredible view of the valley. His love of BVS and Linda's history growing up on her family's farm in Canada were a perfect fit. They moved from the beach after building a lovely pueblo-style house nestled into an oak grove.

Over the years, the Coverdales enjoyed the many amenities the community offers, but especially the equestrian/hiking trails. They also hiked in the High Sierras with his brother, Charles and wife, Mary. Miles left a legacy of videos depicting various aspects of life in BVS. He was quite the character who loved the outdoors and the privacy and beauty of BVS. He chopped his own wood to heat the house in winter and had a passion for working the land. The land was his palette and he manicured the grounds on 100 acres.

I want to take this opportunity to offer heartfelt thanks to Bristol Hospice for their wonderful care of Miles in his last days. Special thanks also goes out to this community for their love and support after his passing.

Miles leaves to mourn, his loving wife, Linda, brother Charles (Mary), stepson Paul (Lori) and step-grandsons Cohen and Levi, as well as his sisters-in-law, Linda's sisters, Bonnie, Shannon and Deb. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Edie.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association to promote scholarships for local students. Go to http://www.BVSCAA.org/. The address is in there if you want to pay by check.

Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with his care. A Celebration of Life is in the planning stages.