Logan Herald Journal, 08/03/17
Mitchell Aaron Covert
January 13, 1931 - July 28, 2017
Our wonderful father left this mortal existence on July 28, 2017. He was born in Preston, Idaho, on Jan. 13, 1931. His parents are Reubin Earl Covert and Emily Lucille Forman. Dad was their fourth child.
He grew up on the Sand Hill in Thatcher, Idaho. His father raised sheep, and Dad spent his summer on the West Mountains Ranch. He called himself a "Mountain William" because he was an educated hillbilly.
He graduated from Grace High School. He attended USU studying for a degree in civil engineering.
He married Berlavee Ann Beck in May of 1951 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They raised a family of six children.
Dad worked for the Bureau of Reclamation on the Wanship Dam. He then worked for Phillips Petroleum in New Mexico. After returning to Ogden, he worked as a surveyor. He worked a M. Morrin and Sons and did spillways, freeway bridges, dormitories, fish hatcheries and sewer treatment plants. His job took him to many interesting places and took his family with him as often as possible.
Dad was a Scoutmaster. He was loved and respected by his boys. He was a Silver Beaver recipient.
He served in many callings in his church. He was a bishop, high councilman, teacher, and whatever he was needed to do.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Rheuamah and John Griffin, Newton, UT; Carolyn and Robin Covert, Raleigh, NC; Joel Covert, Ogden; Ann and Jeffrey Covert, Phoenix, AZ; Gina and Shannon Covert, Mojave, AZ; and Suzanne and Jay North, North Ogden; 37 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Mangum, Reno, NV; and sister-in-law, Betty Jo and Evan Ivie, Nauvoo, IL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Berlavee Ann; parents, and brothers, Freeman and Wayne Covert.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Lewis 4th Ward, 550 E. 900 North, Ogden. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd., and Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the church. Interment, Lanark, Idaho, Cemetery on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Sunshine Terrace and the hospice staff and Dr. Nathan Call and Dr. Brian Adams for their loving care.
Send condolences to the family at: www.lindquistmortuary.com
Lindquist Mortuaries / Cemeteries - Ogden
3408 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84401
(801) 394-6666 Funeral Home Details
Published in Logan Herald Journal on Aug. 3, 2017