August 31, 2009
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Amy Coggin Dies; Longtime Former APTA Employee
Amy Allison Coggin, 53, an employee of APTA from 1988 to 2003, passed away Aug. 15 at her home in Mt. Vernon, VA, following a brief illness.
While at APTA, Coggin served in positions including executive director, policy/intergovernmental relations, and director of communications. She left the association to pursue a career as a private investigator, and in 2005 became president and owner of Wellington Investigations Inc. She also represented the Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board in Fairfax County, VA.
During the past six years, she investigated felonies for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Indigent Defense Commission and the Federal Public Defender. She left Virginia Indigent Defense as senior investigator.
Coggin is survived by her husband, James R. Davis of Mt. Vernon; sisters Vicky Coggin Long and Lee Geier of Woodstock, NH; and her father and stepmother, Dr. James D. and Maude Y. Coggin of Danville, VA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Fales Coggin.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Fairfax County Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA. The family suggests donations to Friends of Homeless Animals; the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, VA; or VITAS Hospice of Vienna, VA.