COVINGTON - Barbara L. Raby, age 71, of Covington passed away following a lengthy illness at her residence on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born in Covington on March 6, 1941, the daughter of the late William and Vendla Raby. Barb graduated from L'Anse High School in 1959. She married James Raby in Covington in 1959. He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2004. Barb was the L'Anse director of the United States Department of Agriculture until her retirement. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, lifetime member of Covington VFW Ladies Auxiliary, former member of the Covington School Board, and was the bar manager for the Covington VFW. Barb was an avid radio trivia fan, she enjoyed gardening, bowling and was a member of Baraga County Women's Bowling League, she played first base for Baraga County Baseball League, and enjoyed working on the farm. She was known for her Waldorf salad that she made for special occasions, and most of all she loved her family and great grandchildren.