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Evelyn R. Covey

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Evelyn R. Covey 1923 - 2009 BENNINGTON, VT Evelyn R. Covey, 86, widow of Harold A. Covey, a former resident of North Bennington and more recently of Bennington, died on her birthday Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington following a long illness. Born in Bennington Sept. 20, 1923, she was the daughter of Peter and Viola Cross Sourdiffe. Evelyn received her education in Bennington, Shaftsbury and in Berlin, N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. Covey were married in Bennington on Jan. 7, 1967. Mr. Covey died in 1975. In earlier years, Evelyn was employed as a nurse's aide at several local nursing homes and also by private families. She also had been employed at BenMont Paper Co. for 20 years. She enjoyed reading and doing embroidery. She leaves two sisters, Margaret Boulet and Mildred Sourdiffe, both of Bennington; a stepdaughter, Janelle Sherer of Massachusetts and Florida; three step-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Robert Sourdiffe, and a niece, Gayle Challen. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be from the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, with the Rev. Edward Blue, pastor of the Missionary Alliance Church in Bennington, officiating. Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. till the time of the service. The burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington. If friends desire, contributions in memory of Evelyn R. Covey may be made to the American Bible Society through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 21, 2009
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