Stephen Richards Covey
1932 ~ 2012
Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Stephen R. Covey, passed away peacefully at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho, early on the morning of July 16, 2012, due to the residual effects of a bicycle accident he sustained this past April. He was in his 80th year. In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each of his nine children and their spouses, which was a tender mercy of the Lord and something he always desired.
Stephen was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Stephen Glenn and Irene Louise Richards Covey. He attended East High School and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in business. Following his graduation, Stephen served a mission to the British Isles. Upon his return, he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and then began his teaching career at Brigham Young University where he later earned his doctorate degree.
Stephen was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities, including as a bishop, regional representative, temple sealer, and an advisor to the LDS Church Missionary Committee. At the age of 29, Stephen was called as the first mission president to Ireland, a calling he loved and which became a formative experience in his life.
It was while serving as a missionary in England that he discovered his talent and passion for teaching. In 1983, he made the decision to leave his full time teaching position at BYU, which he had thoroughly enjoyed for over 25 years, to start an organization, Covey Leadership Center (which later became FranklinCovey), with the mission of taking Principle-Centered Leadership to the world. This mission influenced him to grow a global organization with operations in over 125 countries and to personally deliver thousands of speeches to individuals, leaders, CEO's, Generals, and Heads of State from all around the globe and to write dozens of books which have sold millions of copies in numerous languages. He thereby influenced literally tens of millions of people and thousands of organizations and communities everywhere. He was always surprised and embarrassed by his professional success and simply saw himself as a steward of the great work he was doing, always giving credit to God.
Dad's greatest joy was his family. He'd prefer to spend time with his wife, kids, and grandkids than with anyone else. He loved family trips, special one-on-one dates, birthdays, farewells and homecomings, kids' sporting events, skiing at Sundance, and late night talks. He loved spending time in Montana on the lake where he taught us to water-ski, drive boats, ride bikes, fish, and shoot the bow and arrow and BB guns. He loved gathering his family and holding family councils and firesides where he would teach us important lessons such as how to make Christ the center of our lives or how to better serve Mom so that we "don't kill her off."
Dad simply adored Mom, the former Sandra Merrill, and the love of his life, whom he met while he was a missionary and she was traveling abroad as the youngest member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They later married on August 14, 1956, in the Salt Lake Temple, a marriage which led to nine children, 52 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Dad loved the Savior and believed that if you put Him at the center of your life, everything else would fall into place. He was humble, compassionate, and generous to a fault. He had unbelievable optimism, was so affirming, and saw the good in everyone.
He frequently played practical jokes on his friends, and let the kids build peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on his bald head more than once. He had a multitude of friends from all walks of life. He enjoyed riding his bike, watching inspiring movies, eating Chinese food and cherry-chocolate malts, attending BYU sporting events, and asking his wife to sing in public without any warning whatsoever.
Throughout his life, on most mornings, he would arise early, go to a place where he could be alone, and he would pray, meditate, and study the scriptures. This daily private victory, as he coined it, became the source of his security, guidance, wisdom, and power and he often told us kids that "if you will spend twenty minutes each day with the Savior of the world in private worship, you will spend eternity in his presence."
We are grateful for our knowledge of the Plan of Salvation and know that our patriarch has been taken home to a loving Heavenly Father and is now with his sweet mother and father, his sister Marilyn, and many other relatives and friends. We will sorely miss our "Papa" and long for the day when we will once again be united.
Stephen is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Sandra Merrill; his nine children and their spouses: Cynthia (Kameron) Haller, Maria (David) Cole, Stephen M.R. (Jerolyn) Covey, Sean (Rebecca) Covey, David (Pamelyn) Covey, Catherine (Paul) Sagers, Colleen (Matthew) Brown, Jenny (Jason) Pitt, Joshua (Jenny) Covey; his siblings: Irene (Cal) Gaddis, Helen Jean Williams, and his best friend and brother John (Jane) Covey.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the UCCU Events Center at Utah Valley University, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem, Utah (just off of the University Parkway freeway exit). Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, July 20 at the Oak Hills Stake Center, 925 East North Temple Drive, Provo, Utah (across from the Provo LDS Temple) and at the UCCU Events Center, Saturday, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to services. Condolences may be entered on his obituary at
If desired, donations may be made to the I Am A Leader Foundation, a charity supported by Stephen and dedicated to developing character and leadership skills in children and youth in public schools. Please visit any Zions Bank location for assistance or send your donation to: I Am A Leader Foundation, PO Box 1936, Provo, UT 84603, USA.

Published by Deseret News from Jul. 19 to Jul. 21, 2012.
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Covey lives in minds all over the world, with us every moment. He made us to see the reason to LIVE. 8 years of remembrance reinforced 8 Habits to the being.
Dr. Pawan Kumar Aryan
Significant Other
July 15, 2020
I was recently going through books in my study, to make room for my new little daughter's bedroom, now a year old. I came across Dr. Covey's book and started to re-read. I must have read it when it was first out. I was young-ish. A dancer with the Joffrey Ballet. I now am the founder and director of California Dance Institute, a dance and music program for children in L.A. public schools. Over the 20 years of the program, I have had ups and downs, some because of my leadership style. The same with my marriage. I am finding this re-reading valuable. I went online to find currrent information about Mr. Covey and was saddened to see he had died. Reading through, I was struck by the "I Am A Leader" foundation, as it parallels the work I do. Please let me know if this is received and if the foundation still exists.
Carole Valleskey
California Dance Institute
Carole Valleskey
January 19, 2019
Valenda Newell
June 19, 2017
In beloved memory ... I happened to look up materials and just noticed the post! A beautiful teacher and incredible intuitive - Stephen left an enduring legacy. My heartfelt condolences.
Carolyn Ward
November 5, 2016
Cuanto nos has enseñado Stephen!! Después de 4 años de tu marcha, tus enseñanzas siguen más vivas que nunca dentro de mi por mi continuo esfuerzo y deseo de llevarlas a la práctica,de aplicarlas en la vida. Ahora sé lo valiosas que son, sin duda el mejor camino que cualquier ser humano puede tomar, es la manera de interiorizar el BIEN y La Verdad, son en definitiva los Principios de los que tu nos hablas.
Tú cuerpo no está, pero tu Alma sigue entre nosotros.

Mis mejores deseos para tu familia,

Guillermo Salas
August 18, 2016
Ya han pasado varios años de su partida y en verdad se le sigue extrañando en el mundo, no quiero avivar una herida en la familia de tan ilustre Maestro, solo lo hago con mi mas sincero respeto y cariño para seguir recordándolo.

S eñor Covey
T odo el mundo agradece tus
E nseñanzass y serás recordado
P or siempre como un Maestro
H aciendo tu mejor obra:
E scribir con la pureza de un
N iño que trata de mostrar la verdad

R. espeto ganado sin pedirlo

C omo pocos lo han logrado
O lvido nunca lo tendrás, ya que
V iviras en el corazón de la gente
E l mundo te agradece
Y nunca te olvidará

Muchas gracias Maestro

Miguel A. Luna
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Miguel Luna
May 5, 2016
It was the biggest change of life after going through your concepts. Late Prof Randy Pausch was the first to introduce me to you. I owe a lot to you to be a successful son, husband, father and a busy heart surgeon. RIP
Imran Rizvi
May 29, 2015
There comes a time, a turning point in a man's life to realise life and to live life the right way. Mine was after reading your 7 habits of successful people. I thank you and my deepest condolences to your family. S.Ravindran
Samy Ravindran
October 13, 2014
Eternally grateful Mr Covey for your profound impact upon my life. Not too many days go by where I don't think of you and your teachings. May you be one with The Great Divine.
Evan Armstrong
September 14, 2014
I thank the Lord for using Dr. Covey as an instrument in his hands in helping me and many others understand how to apply correct principles into our lives! God bless him for his efforts! Thank you!
Robert Barlow
August 31, 2014
My deepest condolences to the Covey Family on the passing of a great man, inspirational leader, visionary, philosopher - Stephen Covey. From his first book to his last lecture, Stephen Covey will remain a living memory and legacy as a leader and teacher in human development and business. He will be missed, but his principles and teachings will remain alive in me. Although I never met him, Stephen Covey was personal mentor in my life. His wisdom and compassion have made a real difference in my life.
John Simpson
June 18, 2014
Its shoking to learn this late that you are gone my life changer. If I did not read 7Habbits of Highly Effective People on time, I'd be nothing in this world. You touched my life in a special way. Go in peace.
Abner Okello
March 13, 2014
Mr. Covey, I mourn your loss. My employer introduced me to your "teachings" in 1994 and I have tried to "live" them ever since. What a gentle man you very kind and caring.
Joseph Devereaux
December 19, 2013
Reading this Obituary somehow rekindles my likeness for Stephen Covey...Never had the opportunity to meet this great man, but his books have inspired me tremendously. I think he started and ended successfully. Though in arrears, my deepest sympathies to the family.
Peter Aguele
October 30, 2013
Justin Williams
August 23, 2013
I have read Dr.Steffen Covey's "7 Habits of highly succesful people" as well as the "8th Habit" and plan to read all his books.I have started reading his books only this year, after Dr.Covey died, and it shows the legacy he has left even after he is gone. It was sad that God took away a person who has made a difference to the life's of so many people.Nilkanth (Ravi) Jatar
Nilkanth Jatar
June 22, 2013
I had the opportunity of benefiting from the gems of wisdom in Covey books.7 habits of highly effective and First things fast books have transformed my life.Its been a paradigm shift.I thank God for giving us Steve and using him to impact mankind all over the world.
Patrick Boruett
March 19, 2013
Gracias Stephen por compartir con el mundo tu aprendizaje y descubrimientos, dejando un aporte invaluable para que este sea un lugar mejor para todos. Te recordaré siempre a través de tus enseñanzas.
Pier García
February 22, 2013
My life is forever better because you cared enough to share your wisdom. Thank you, Mr. Covey. You are a rare blessing.
David Sparks
December 23, 2012
Siempre le estare agradecido por todo lo que ha supuesto en mi vida el "principle-oriented approach to life" que nos enseña en su libro. Al leer su libro he entendido esta idea y he experimentado el "paradigm shift" que necesitaba para cambiar mi percepción de las cosas(cambio de lentes) y así poder leer los mapas correctamente y explorar el territorio que es la vida. Muchas Gracias Stephen Covey. Muchas condolencias a su familia.
Guillermo Salas
December 17, 2012
I missed this sad news, really. I have just completed my PhD thesis and wanted Stephen to be my external examiner of the thesis. I am a Muslim, but Stephen writes more Islamic things in nature. That is why I want him to be my thesis examiner. And then I knew that he has returned to the AlMighty. It breaks my heart. My heart goes to his family. God gives us strength and steadfastness.
Siti Akmar
December 5, 2012
I knew Stephen Covey solely through his writings and one video. He is one of the most influential people in my life. My 7 Habits Day Planner keeps his spirit with me, guiding me in my work to make this a better world for children.
Win Harwood
November 25, 2012
I worked at Covey Leadership Center in Provo for just a year. In that time I had the opportunity to attend the Seven Habits week long retreat! It changed my life! I am honored to have just that small experience, with such a great man. Deepest sympathy to his family.
Kay Strom
October 25, 2012
Great wisdom RIP xx
October 21, 2012
I found out this morning this wonderful man passed away. I lived in Texas at the time so I guess the news didn't get to me. I have always admired this man, and I enjoyed his obituary so much that I will read it to my family at our scripture time tonight. I want my children to know about his early morning victories. Thank you, and I am sorry for your loss.
Brenda Judkins
September 11, 2012
I am so emotional in hearing about his death. He was a man with a lot of wisdom. I loved the willingness that he had to research what it meant to have an effective life and teach us. I learned so much from him.
Rosa Baskerville
August 28, 2012
Liliana Ochoa
August 28, 2012
i didnt know him but i know from heaven he'll be there and god bless khadijah curryand in my class we're doing something about being an effective leader and he wrote a good book!:)
khadijah curry
August 27, 2012
Dear Dr. Covey, your great work changed my life!

I'm now living to the direction that I wasn't even know before I read your work in 2004, thanks!
Sherman Wang
August 27, 2012
I am thankful for the eternal and practical wisdom shared from Dr. Covey in his books. He has made a difference in my life and my family's life. I am grateful to God and for Dr. Covey.
Jodie Winningham
August 27, 2012
I just found your works one week ago and just found out today that your already gone. Sitting here at my iPad crying, thank you Mr. Covey, for the beautiful gift you left. I promise to do you proud.
Alex 3m
August 26, 2012
thanks for your message with the seven habits

thanks for beeing a transmission person in my life

christian, austria, europe
August 26, 2012
Dear Dr Covey. You taught me principle-centered living and that to be trustworthy we need character and competence. You will forever live in my memory. Through your example i can continue to love,live, learn and leave a legacy. God Bless. Pastor B. Rao
August 24, 2012
My life has changed since I met 7 habits. Now in my role as a father, I have passed to the 7 habits effective families and will surely be my stand to leave a legacy to my children. Thanks God for putting stephen on my way. best regards!
Eder Fernandez
August 24, 2012
Sir, you are my 1st hero, 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' is shaping me to be a better person. Your empasise on character ethic was a paradigm that opened a new way to lead a life of purpose.
I pray to God to give your wife and children the strength to overcome this grief.
harish baskar
August 23, 2012
Dear Dr. Covey,

I will always thank God for the work He accomplished through you in teaching us the way. My own Mother passed on in July and was born the same year as yourself. Be both forever in the loving care of God till we meet.

Patrick & Lisa Ng'oma - ZAMBIA
Patrick Ng'oma
August 22, 2012
I first met President Covey and his lovely Wife Sandra, when as a young Man of 29, he Served as Irish Mission President, at Redhill, Finaghy Road South, Belfast.
He was such an inspired Person who served us all with Love and Humility!
My thoughts are with Sandra and all the Family Circle.
It was a great pleasure to have worked with him in the Irish Mission!
He will be sadly missed by all who benefitted from his Knowledge!
Noel Carville
August 21, 2012
Seguramente ahora tiene una idea mas clara del impacto de sus enseñanzas en la vida de millones de personas. Gracias por compartir su vision y sabiduría, gracias de la forma mas personal posible.
August 21, 2012
Mr Covey, I attended your course 7 habits in fife and it inspired me to change mt life and who I thought I was, it was very powerful and now I will treasure the book and talking stick that came with the course, you will be sadly missed RIP now,

Gillian ,fife Scotland
Gillian Hutchison
August 20, 2012
En France aussi , nous vous regretterons Mr Covey .Vous avez tant apporté! Cependant, la petite flamme ne s'éteindra jamais :vos livres demeurent pour l'éternité .Merci .Que Dieu vous garde près de lui et protège votre famille .
August 20, 2012
Dear Mr. Covey
Your legacy will be in my mind, God in my heart, The word thanks in my mouth for you always.
David Lopez. TJ, Mexico.
David Lopez
August 19, 2012
Descanse en paz, sus enseñanzas han contribuido de manera muy significativa a quien soy hoy en día. Gracias
Alfredo Mallo
August 18, 2012
It was a privelage to work with you, to learn from you and to teach principle centred living. I will never forget the impact you had and still have on my life.
Peter Foggin
August 18, 2012
your books allowed me to see my life in a different way while I am in the other way of the world
Adel Awad
August 17, 2012
Ho appreso ora la triste notizia. Grazie al dottor Covey la mia vita sta cambiando.
Esprimo le più sentite condoglianze alla famiglia.

Mario Pozzi - Milano - Italy
Mario Pozzi
August 15, 2012
Thank you Mr Covey for your contribution. The world is a better place because you were in it.
August 15, 2012
Peace and healing to all who are close to this remarkable person. He is with the Savior and no fear.
Elle Fagan
August 14, 2012
I am so sad to hear this. I had to do some research on his book 7 habits of highly effective people for class. And came to the website and saw this. The world is now missing an angel that was on Earth to guide people to a better life.
August 14, 2012
Here the time is 1AM in night, just came to know the demise of Covey, feeling so much love for him, we miss him, but his teaching remin for ever to inspire generations... My well lived life by following his teaching is the honour to the great legend, may his soul rest in peace, I pray god for him... J Sampath, Chennai, India.
J Sampath
August 14, 2012
WOW. I am at a lost for words. I was just introduced to this book today. I am attempting to help my love to complete an assignment for the first chapter. When I decided to go to the website I discovered this great lost. I had just finished reading the foreword. I wept through the whole reading. This is how I felt all of my life. Yet, I felt that no one understood me. I was visiting the site so that I could make an invitation to Dr.Covey. I was hoping he could speak with my students, inspire them. I will read the entire book, and others. However, my heart is aching. Finally, someone who understands my heart. I only wish that I had the opportunity to meet him. I guess I will have to meet him in Heaven someday. Thank you Dr.Covey. The angels are rejoicing in Heaven. Thank you for validating my belief that there are things more important than what the world has been seeking. I used to think that I was a strange person. Now, I know that I am on the right track. Thank you. My condolences to the family. You are Blessed to have had him in your lives.
Tammy Clark
August 12, 2012
I just noticed today that one of the most influencial persons in my life has passed away. He changed my life and the life of people that I am responsible at my family and my company in Colombia (SouthAmerica), now I will recreate both since 2012, inspired again by Stephen, thank you very much, I can never forgett that nothing is impossible as you teach me and now I know is in my mission to replicate it to the world, I won't disappoint you.
Norman Ramirez
August 11, 2012
My condolences for your loss of your Papa and Grandfather. We were lucky to have him because he taught us/me so much! He changed my life by making me find my "First Things" and helped me organize my life! Blessings!
Robin Puchala
August 10, 2012
What a wonderful light he was. How much he helped me to have a better life, be a better person! May he be blessed!
Robin Puchala
August 10, 2012
Your thoughts and teachings remains in the minds and heart of those who follow you. Thank you for inspiring me through your works.
August 10, 2012
I will leave a legacy and I owe that fact to Dr.Covey. He made a huge impact on my life.
Kevin Alexander
August 9, 2012
As and empoyee of Thrifty Foods of Burlington, Washington we were presented with the Steven Covey program. It was very enlightening. Things we learned have stayed with me through my life.
Charles Barnum
August 9, 2012
God Bless ... thank you for your legacy and the education....
Jim Bayer
August 9, 2012
Dr Covey left on me a legacy, the legacy of trust and greatness that cover all my human being. Thanks to Dr Covey because through your greatness I grew up from deep inside. He achieved on me one of his most important goals: his legacy will stay on me for ever.
Cintya López
August 8, 2012
I was one of his biggest fan. His writings and teachings impacted my life and the lives of others, as I shared his knowledge and insight. Blessings and peace always.
Eric Gordon
August 8, 2012
Stephen Covey changed my life. I will forever be grateful for what he taught me.
August 8, 2012
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People had a profound change and impact in my life back in 1988. The "Paradigm Shift" allowed incredible personal and professional growth for me. I attribute my successes since the day I read this book to the underlying principles. I later became a certified trainer for the company I was working for and loved teaching the habits. I was able to later meet Stephen in a small group in San Antonio TX where he entered the room and picked me amount immediately by walking across the room and rubbing my bald head. God Bless Stephen I know you were happy with "Your End In Mind".
Larry Donoho
August 7, 2012
After reading Stephen's book the 7 Habits of Highly effective People I soo wanted to meet him. Unfortunately, that wish has died along with a great man. I have the audio program of his work on my ipod and I listen to it with regularity - that must be the best tribute I can give. Sorely missed, RIP, Stephen.
Yvonne Richards
August 7, 2012
Stephen Covey had a tremendous impact on me for good. I never met him in person, but he influenced me more than any other teacher in my life. I will miss him tremendously and always treasure his teachings. I'm very sorry for your family's loss.
David Williams
August 6, 2012
"7 Habits of Highly Effective People" has substantially changed my thinking and approach to life. It was a paradigm shift. After reading this book, I bought all the other available books by Stephen R Covey. My personal life and professional life have been completely changed by the profound, yet fundamental insights into human endowments. I always view him as one of my best teachers. To that, I owe him great gratitude. Thank you and Goodbye (with tears), Dr. Covey.
Simon Zhang
August 6, 2012
After reading Dr. Covey's famous book the 7 Habits of Highly effective People I had a burning desire to meet him. Yet after the zeal to follow the principles in his book had died down the wish to meet Dr. Covey remained and then his death brought that to an end as well. I think the best tribute would be for me to read his book again and act on it this time. Goodbye Dr. Stephen Covey!!
Saq Hash
August 5, 2012
I discovered his work many years ago. Thank God for giving us Stephen Richards Covey. His work has never been far away and I continue to use the skills I have learned with great success.
Thomas Clune
August 5, 2012
To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy. Thank you for a life well lived, Dr Covey.
May the Lord's peace be with your family.
Randall Steger
August 5, 2012
Con mensajes y ejemplos sencillos logró que comprendierá mejor como descubrir nuestro potencial interno y como lograr que el mismo sea utilizado en beneficio de las personas que nos rodean. Paz en su tumba.
August 4, 2012
I have just recently discovered the genius of Dr. Covey. By reading his book 7 habits of highly effective people the knowledge he has given us is phenomonal and very effective. It has altered my future and my kids future. I now live life with a totally diffrent perspective i never dreamed such a change was brings tears to my eyes to hear he has passed email is [email protected](my condolences goes out to the covey family. He is one of the top ten greatest thinkers in the history of the united states...
Roderic jelks
August 4, 2012
"Vull mostrar el meu més profund pesar per la defunció del Dr. Covey, qui tant em va ajudar a través del seu llibre. La meua millor ofrena és la de rellegir la seua obra i posar en pràctica tot quant en ell va deixar. La seua lectura va canviar la meua vida a millor."
Martí Bru
August 3, 2012
Reading Dr. Covey's 7 Habits changed my approach to life and work when I first read it. I owe him much gratitude for my ongoing contentment in life and the achievement of many goals. I still use his material personally and in teaching courses in values-centered leadership. I will keep him and the family in my prayers. Thank you all.
Patricia Bombard
August 3, 2012
Encontrarle el sentido a la vida es la vida misma; personas como Covey son las que Dios envia para que florezca la fe en nuestro espiritu. Lamento profundamente su desaparicion y alzare una oracion para el eterno descanso de su alma...y que de donde este nos siga enseñando...
Andres Erazo
August 3, 2012
You will be missed. Thank you being in my life and being a mentor. We met in October 2001 at a workshop in Salt Lake City. I was so happy to shake Mr. Covey's hand and thank him for all of the books he had writen and how much they have influened my life. God bless your family and friends.
August 3, 2012
Tnank you so much Dr. Covey por every effert to contribute to human life development, you might be resting in peace, your life has made such a big impact in my life. Ramiro Najarro From Guatemala.
Ramiro Najarro
August 3, 2012
I read 7 habits at the age of 27. Since then I have read it so many times. Stephan Covey was a tremendous inspiration for me. May he rest in peace and remain an inspiration for many people
Shibu jacob
August 2, 2012
When I was 30'years old his book 'A Christ Centered Life' was instrumental in my conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Now 16 years later as a Stake President I will be eternally grateful.
Mark Australia
August 1, 2012
You were such an inspiration to me! May you rest in peace and God bless your family...
Royond Hendrix
July 31, 2012
I thank the Lord and you his family so very much for sharing Mr. Covey with us. He has truly been a strong influence in my life and has encouraged me to share the gift of his knowledge with my own students. God bless you all and may you have the same peace that he experienced through knowing our Savior.
Jeannie Settembre
July 31, 2012
Please someone in the family continue his teachings and his legacy of making the world a whole lot better, do it on Facebook under his name like: Stephen R. Covey's teachings. He will have thousands of followers. Please it will feel like he is still with because in Spirit he is and what a wonderful spirit he had when he taught. My condolences to you, the family. Sandi Boley of Orem Utah
Sandi Boley
July 31, 2012
Thank you for your thoughts. They have inspired me in many situations! My condolences to the family.
Daniel Fischer
July 31, 2012
Thank you for making this world better.
Anton Kilk
July 31, 2012
I will miss the great mentor. To share his legacy and teachings will now be the challenge for all of us- his students. Thank you Stephen. I will make sure the seeds you've planted in our hearts will propagate and be shared.
jo siasat
July 31, 2012
To the Covey Family-Thank you so much for sharing the gift that was your " Papa". His work had a great influence on how I conducted myself personally and professionally and I will be forever grateful. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ellen Cameron
July 30, 2012
Klaas DeBoer
July 30, 2012
My sincerest condolences to the Covey family, and i want to express my gratitude to the Lord for a human being as Dr. Covey. He was and will be a very important part of what i am and want to become as a man, husband,father and leader. God bless you Dr. Covey
Arturo Martinez
July 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Covey family. He inspired me to be a better person. I can't thank him enough!

Paul Proscia
Paul Proscia
July 29, 2012
Dr. Covey will be missed. My sincerest condolences to the Covey family. I have read many of his books, my favorite being the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People this book confirmed many principles I had already known and tought me new ones as well. His work will continue to change this world, he definitely left a legacy of love.
Dan Drover
July 29, 2012
Rest in peace Dr. Covey, one of the greatest leaders from our times. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge!
Manuel Fraustro
July 29, 2012
you will live on in all who have been touched by your wonderful work.
Lisa Bue
July 28, 2012
Thoughts you shared made a difference on how I would view life to be able to reach out and make a difference in other people's lives. Truly, you enlightened our perspective of leadership.
Leo P. Go
July 28, 2012
Rosy Cubillos
July 28, 2012
My heart goes out to your family. I admired Dr./Bro. Covey very much and I loved his books. I read many of them, My favorite was "The Divine Center" I read it many times and felt so inspired by his wisdom. He was a beautiful inspiration to me and truly helped to shape my life.
May God bless your family at this time. He was a wonderful man!
Patty Powell
July 28, 2012
To the family of Dr Covey,
My deepest sympathies to you over the loss of your beloved father, husband, grandfather and brother.
I read Dr Coveys book in 1998 and it changed my life. I achieved my life's dreams and I recommend it to everyone who I manage or mentor. Dr Coveys legacy lives on and will continue to have an impact on many people around the world. Truly he is one of the few individuals who changed the lives of many, and through them, he changed th lives of many others.
Kevin Apperson
July 28, 2012
Your thoughts have shaped my life. You have been my incentive, my inspiration. Thanks to exist, even now, dear angel!
Davide Berti
July 28, 2012
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Ernesto Cresmani
July 27, 2012
Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the passing of his saints.
To Dr. Covey's loved ones,

Our deepest condolences to you. We pray God's choice blessings upon you as you mourn the loss of your loved one. Such an inspirational person.
Peace, comfort and strength upon you.
Mr. Arthur & Rev. Evelyn M. Johnson
July 26, 2012
Your teachings are inspiring me every day. Thank you so much!
July 26, 2012
Dr. Covey's work inspired me.
D. Gates, Ph.D.
July 26, 2012
Our sympathy is with the Covey family at this time of loss. Sandra it is hard to measure the influence you and Stephen had on my life during my time at BYU. Being in your home and working closely with you. let me see that you lived every day the principles that you taught. Stephen is world famous and rightly so, but I know the great influence you have had on him and your family. I am sorry that we have not been in contact for so many years, but I would love to talk to you again. You both gave me much needed advice at critical times in my life. Thank you so much. Our prayers are with you. Ray sends his love as well.
Isabel Barlow Ward
July 26, 2012
Thank You Dr. Covey, you inspiring me por better person. It's changed my life, Rest in peace, and my sinceryly condolences for the Covey's Famiy
Andres Bejarano
July 26, 2012
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