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Obituary: Edward Covington

Edward B. Covington, 78, a lifelong Kingman resident, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at his home after a short battle with lung cancer. Ed was born in Kingman on April 3, 1933, to William Brice and Permilla Jane (Pam) Covington. Edward lived in Kingman most of his life except for his military service and attending college.

Edward graduated from Mohave County Union High School in 1953, where he served as Student Body President. He joined the Navy during the Korean Conflict, serving in Guam. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Edward married Virginia (Ginger) in 1955. They had three children: sons, Brice and Daniel; and daughter, Lori. Edward served the public throughout much of his career. He worked for the Arizona State Highway Department, Duval Mine and Mohave County. He served the City of Kingman as an engineer from 1967 to 1970 and as Director of Public Works 1973 to 1996, from which he retired.

Wherever Edward went he was loved for his infectious smile and good-natured teasing. He was known for his honesty and integrity. He was a member of the Kingman Aero Club, Mohave County Historical Society, a lifetime member of the Kingman Elks Club, and Masonic Lodge.

He was deeply loved by his families and friends. He always proved to be a great mentor and friend to everyone he met. His kindness and strength will be greatly missed.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Bricella "Peachy." He is survived by his wife, Ginger; sisters, PJ Gucciardo of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Billy Jean Beaton and family of Casper, Wyo.; sons, Brice (Judy) of Sierra Vista and Daniel (Babs) of Westminster, Md.; daughter, Lori (Eric) Burr of Haymarket, Va.; grandchildren, Edward, Brittney, and Jerome Covington and Benjamin, Nicholas, and Kimberly Burr; and two great-grandchildren who all adored him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Kingman Elks Lodge, 900 Gates Ave., Kingman.

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