Covey, Steven John
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Steven Covey passed away on January 30, 2010, at the age of 80 in his home in Broomfield, CO. Born Stephen J. Covey on February 8, 1929 in New Rochelle, NY, his parents were Lois Lenski Covey, renowned children's book author, and Arthur Covey, artist and muralist. He grew up in the small town of Harwinton, CT. He graduated from Bard College in 1950, and received a master's degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1953. After leaving the army in 1955 he met his first wife, Yolanthe, in Holland; they were married in Paris. They moved to Phoenix in 1957. He was employed by the city's Park and Recreation Dept. for over 30 years as an art teacher and supervisor of the Arts and Crafts Program. Their children, Michael, Vivian, and Jeanine, survive him. He is also survived by his present wife, Joy, and four grandchildren. Private family services. Contributions: may be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 5, 2010