Nancy Hunt-Coffey – Beverly Hills Courier — Beverly Hills Courier

“People ask me, ‘What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time ? says Hunt-Coffey. “And my response is always, ‘I spend time with my family. That’s it.’ We’re making sure homework is done, lunches are ready, everyone goes to their tennis tournaments, while I try to help the city through a major pandemic. The only harder job I could think of is being a stay-at-home mom. I think it’s actually even harder.

Hunt-Coffey’s mother, Susan Doherty Hunt, worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District as a Spanish teacher at Sylmar for 33 years and died in 2013.

Hunt-Coffey with her parents, Susan and Stephen Hunt

“She was a role model and a trailblazer, a working mother to balance it all out,” Hunt-Coffey said. “Being a teacher is a stressful job, and she was a very strong person. She taught me the value of public service, that it’s not just about making money in life. Beyond teaching, she has worked with low-income, new-to-the-country immigrants, helping them find green cards and acclimatize to the United States. She had gang members in her classes. Trying to help these families and children grow was fulfilling and it inspired me.

Susan Hunt’s strength of character and passion for public service work are traits that clearly carry on through her daughter.

“I miss her every day,” Hunt-Coffey says. “She had a wonderful collection of costume jewelry, and I wear something from her every day, because I feel like it keeps her close to me,” she continues. “Today I have Joan Rivers on one of her necklaces. She loved Joan Rivers, whose [jewelry] collection is sold on QVC. My mother had to buy almost every one of her pieces.

Although her plans for Mother’s Day aren’t finalized yet, all Hunt-Coffey wants is to spend some family time with her husband, kids and dad, who lives in Glendale. “The best party is just being with them!” she says.

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