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Stephen Mack & Hannah Saunders Covey family

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Irene, Stephen, Grandy, Helen Jean, John, Marilyn

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Grandy, Marilyn, Helen Jean, Irene

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Papa & Grandy

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Stephen Mack Covey, 4th from the right

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John, Helen Jean, Irene, Stephen

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Stephen L with his boys

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Family photo at Grandy & Papa's house

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Snake River cabin

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Stephen Longstroth Richards and Grandy in the dining room at the canyon cabin

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Christmas, approximately 1912

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Believed to be Mark & Susannah Ogden Bigler

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George Albert & Bathsheba Bigler Smith

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L to R, Stephen Glenn Covey, Irene Louise Richards Covey, Stephen Mack Covey

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Enoch & Janett Carruth Young Covey

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Stephen L & Irene Smith Merrill Richards

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Demas Ashdown & Hannah Barwell Saunders

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Stephen Glenn Covey (2nd from right, back row) with siblings

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Covey Family Photo at Grandy's and Papa's

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L to R, John, Marilyn, Helen Jean, Irene, Stephen

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Stephen Mack & Hannah Ashdown Covey

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Irene Louise Richards (1902-1991) 89 YRS

FAST FACTS

NOTES

  • Went by her middle name, Louise
  • Traveled the world with her husband, Stephen Glenn Covey
  • Gathered family often
  • Loved to play bridge--and she was good at it
  • Avid reader

BIRTH...5 April 1902, SLC, UT 

PARENTS...Stephen L and Irene Smith Merrill Richards

BAPTISM...
MARRIAGE...02 February 1922 (2-2-22)

CHILDREN
  1. Irene Louise Covey
  2. Helen Jean Covey
  3. Marilyn Richards Covey
  4. Stephen Richards Covey
  5. John Mack Richards Covey
DEATH...28 May 1991

DIRECT LINE
  1. Irene Louise Richards
  2. Marilyn Richards Covey
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Irene Louise Richards as a baby,
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Special Collections Dept, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Special Collections Dept, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Stephen Longstroth and Emma Stayner Richards family. Stephen L (back row on the right end, Irene Smith Merrill Richards, 4th from the right, back row. Irene Louise Richards--2nd from left, back row, with doll. Special Collections Dept, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Grandy (Irene Louise Richards) & her grandfather, Stephen Longstroth Richards in the dining room of the canyon cabin
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Cabin on the Snake River
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75th birthday reception for Emma Louise Stayner Richards given by Irene and Steve Richards.  l to r, Irene Louise Richards, Grace Richards Warner, Emma Louise Stayner Richards, Irene Smith Merrill RichardsSpecial Collections Dept, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
At Grandy and Papa"s house:  front row, l to r, Cynthia, Clayt, Cathy, Louise, Steve, Dan.  2nd row, l to r, Jeannie, Ned, Dave, Helen Jean, Grandy, Papa, Irene, Cal, Jenny.  3rd row, l to r, Jeff, Carol, John, Johnny, Jane, baby, Clayt Marilyn, Sandra, Maria, Stephen, Ann, Chris

OBITUARY

LOUISE RICHARDS COVEY 

Deseret News
Published: Thursday, May 30 1991 12:00 a.m. MDT
 

Summary
Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, friend, Irene Louise Richards Covey, age 89, died Tuesday, May 28,1991 after a short illness.
She was born April 5, 1902 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the first daughter of Irene Smith Merrill and Stephen L Richards. She married Stephen Glenn Covey February 2, 1922 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died February 16, 1980.
 

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, friend, Irene Louise Richards Covey, age 89, died Tuesday, May 28,1991 after a short illness.  

She was born April 5, 1902 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the first daughter of Irene Smith Merrill and Stephen L Richards. She married Stephen Glenn Covey February 2, 1922 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died February 16, 1980.  

She was a devoted member of the LDS Church, serving in callings such as the Relief Society presidency of her ward and on the Stake Board. She graduated from LDS High School, attended the University of Utah and BYU. Typical of her diverse talents, she taught English, speech, dancing, and gym at the Fielding Academy in Paris, Idaho--all this at age 18. There she produced, cast, and directed several plays, even applying the makeup. She took these productions to neighboring towns, traveling by horse-drawn wagon or sleigh. She also taught in Gunnison High School.   

She was an insatiable student, taking classes at the University of Utah most of her life. An avid reader, she kept abreast of literature, current events as she broadened rather than narrowed her outlook as she grew older. To the end, she never lost her humor or refinement. 

She was co-founder of the Fine Arts Club, member of Friendship Circle, Cleofan, Classics Club, D.U.P., and enjoyed warm friendships. Active in the Women's Legislative Council for years, she also participated in numerous community activities. Traditionalist, enamored of her forebears, she loved most, both her family and extended family, never missing anything, from a birthday to a performance to a graduation. Vibrant, sociable, the heart of every occasion, she thrived on bringing people together, and she loved each one, as much as they loved her.  

She and Steve "Grandy" and "Papa" had a rich life together. They traveled extensively in later years to most parts of the world. Louise kept copious journals, and coupled with Steve's movies, she relived these journeys many times with her family. They were members of Ft. Douglas Club, Bonneville Knife and Fork Club, and Church History Group. 

She is survived by Irene Covey Gaddis and Cal; Helen-Jean C. Williams; Marilyn R. C. Williams; Stephen R. Covey and Sandra; John M. R. Covey and Jane; and 32 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Lynn S. Richards, Philip L. Richards, and Lois R. Hinckley, all of Salt Lake City; Richard M. Richards, Provo, and Alice R. Allen, Palo Alto. 

She was preceded in death by parents, sisters, Georgia R. Olsen, Helen Richards, and brother, Joseph Richards. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 12:00 Noon, June 1,1991 at the Monument Park 17th Ward, 2795 East Crestview Drive (1020 So.). Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Friday 6-9 p.m. and Saturday at the ward from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.



1 comment:

  1. When I was about five years old, I slipped on the old wood pier at Hebgen. I had slivers all up my leg. I wouldn't let anyone touch my leg. Grandy came over to me, holding a five dollar bill. She said, "I'll give you five dollars if you'll let them take the slivers out. Of course, I did. Cute little Grandy!

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