September 15, 1954 - October 20, 2020
Junius Blaine “Bud” Covington Jr., 66 passed away on October 20, 2020 at his home in Smithfield, Utah after a long illness. Bud was born September 15, 1954 at Bethesda Naval Hospital to Junius Blaine and Gretchen Covington while his father served in the United States Navy. At the age of five, Bud’s family moved to Utah - crossing the country in a station wagon with four kids, three dogs and a parakeet who rode on the steering wheel. As an avid scouter, Bud achieved his Eagle at the age of 13. He graduated from Kearns High, the University of Utah, and earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Bud married his loving wife Michael in 1997 and was later sealed to her in the Logan Temple. Together with their blended family they moved to Smithfield, Utah when Bud became the Director of Purchasing for Utah State University. “Go Big Blue!” Bud and his siblings often met in Brigham City for dinner at Maddox and they remained close over the years. Bud was an active member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. Over the years he enjoyed volunteering his time in his various church callings, civic service, and hobbies. Many family and friends were fortunate to benefit from Bud’s constant selfless service, and talents. During his last years, Bud remained full of life, love, and laughter – maintaining his witty personality we all loved. He stayed active with his photography and spent many hours photographing the Skyview football team and other sports - often providing photos to every team member and their parents. As a result of Bud’s photography, his home is adorned with many photos of nature, relatives, and kids’ weddings. Furthermore, Bud and his wife Michael volunteered their time for Skyview Football for 16 years taking care of the equipment and spending every game on the sidelines helping as needed. Bud also had a knack for gardening, his yard is a display of these skills. Bud is survived by his loving wife, Michael; daughter Paige; his son Adam (Clari); and step-son, Trevor Hansen (Wendy); 7 grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters; Judy Keskey (David); Kathy Haggerty (Morris); and his brother Robert (Julie). The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for the outpouring of love and support from family members, neighbors, ward members, and friends. Bud and Michael would also like to extend a very special thank you to their wonderful medical family. We are so grateful to Bud’s doctors, nurses, aides and other staff members, who with great kindness and love cared for Bud for many years. Know you will always be remembered. Due to these uncertain times, a private family funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Junius Blaine “Bud” Covington Jr., 66 passed away on October 20, 2020 at his home in Smithfield, Utah after a long illness. Bud was born September 15, 1954 at Bethesda Naval Hospital to Junius Blaine and Gretchen Covington while... View Obituary & Service Information
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