A private celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 22.
She was born June 30, 1958, in London, England.
In 1987 she moved to Danville, Calif., and became an American citizen in 2007. For more than 30 years, she worked tirelessly and lovingly with special needs children.
She leaves behind a husband of three years, Curtis; two children, Sarah and Nathan Lachner; and a sister, Caroline.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Joyce Covil.