Elaine Jean Covert, 73, of Logan, Utah, formerly of Arkansas City, left this earthly life on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, after a long and valiant battle with lymphoma cancer.
Graveside services are Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Hyrum City Cemetery in Hyrum, Utah.
Condolences can be expressed online at www.allenmortuaries.net.
Elaine was born on May 31, 1946, in Lewellen, Neb., to Paul William Hatcher and Hazel Blanche Steward. Due to her dad’s employment, they moved often so Elaine and her two brothers, Larry Loraine Hatcher and Dwane Gale Hatcher, spent their younger years in Kansas and Colorado. After settling in Wichita, Elaine graduated from Southeast High School in 1964. Upon graduation she married Joseph “Butch” Golden, and they made their home in Arkansas City. They were blessed with one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Golden. They later divorced.
Elaine worked at General Electric where she met her eternal love, Keith Abner Covert. They married on July 13, 1979, and sealed in the Logan Temple. They moved to Hyrum, Utah, in November 1981, and Cache Valley became Elaine’s home. Keith passed away from cancer in June 1985.
Elaine was employed at Hillyard Anderson & Olsen from 1985 to 2011. She performed various legal secretarial duties, including paralegal, for Herm Olsen, although she never became certified. While at HAO, she formed many close friendships and considered them her family. She retired June 1, 2011, after nearly 26 years.
Elaine was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since her baptism in December 1976. She served in many callings but especially enjoyed compassionate service. Her favorite calling was in assisting Brother Thad Carlson in preparing patriarchal blessings for the USU 7th and 9th stakes. Elaine faithfully lived the teachings of the gospel and set a wonderful example for all that knew her. After a two-year battle with cancer and 33 years of being widowed, she has now returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father and can be by Keith’s side again.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Hazel Hatcher; brother, Dwane Hatcher; and husband, Keith Covert.
Elaine is survived by her brother, Larry Hatcher, of Portola, Calif.; daughter, Jennifer Lynn Golden (Dan Smith), grandchildren, Amanda J. Rose, Danner J. Obray and Courtnee K. Obray, and great-grandchildren, Adri Eric Rose and Kian B West, all of Hyrum, Utah.