Millicent Coleville Preston Coverston
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6/8/1921 - 9/18/2013
Millicent Coleville Preston Coverston passed away peacefully on September 18, 2013 at the age of 92. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio June 8, 1921. She met the love of her life, Mason "Sparky" Coverston at the age of 17, in Corvallis, Oregon while attending Oregon State University. They were married two years later on New Year's Day, 1941 by her father Thomas D. Preston, a Congregational minister. They had two children Sandra and Steven and lived in several cities before finally settling in Auburn, California in 1954.
Millicent was a devoted homemaker. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, cooking, reading, traveling, and helping Mason with his drafting business.
She is survived by her daughter Sandra Silva, son Steven Coverston (Patty), granddaughters Kelley Kordonowy (Anthony), Kathryn "Katie" Coverston and grandson Daniel Coverston. She also leaves behind two great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Annie Preston; father, Thomas Preston; brother, Garfield Preston; husband of 62 years, Mason Coverston; sister, Patricia Lawrence (Robert); and her grandson, Michael Darrah.
Services will be held in the chapel at the Congregational Church in Auburn, October 30, 2013 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her honor to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice, 11775 Education Street, Suite 201, Auburn, CA 95603.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Oct. 25, 2013