Harry O. Covey, 83, of Cle Elum, died Monday, Dec. 24, 1990, at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, in Ellensburg. He was born March 1, 1907, in Ovando, Mont., a son of Harry and Bertha (Paye) Covey.
He lived for 10 years in Canada, where he delivered mail by dog team under contract with the Canadian postal service. For the past 51 years he had lived in the Cle Elum area, where he was a mink rancher. He was a member of the Swauk-Teanaway Grange.
He and Rosa Mae Zumbrunnen were married in Ellensburg on Jan. 1, 1938. Survivors, in addition to his wife, at home in Cle Elum, include a son, Joseph O. Covey, of Kent; a daughter, Bertha Mae Covey, of Cle Elum; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a sister, Bertha Nissen, of Ellensburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Cremation will be a t Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at the Community Church in Cle Elum, with the Rev. Jack Sondericker officiating.
Contributed by: Sheli Steedman