September 11th, 1939 - October 25th, 2018
Joyce "Meme" Evelyn Covey succumbed to Alzheimer's in the early morning hours of October 25 at the age of 79. Born in Vancouver, Canada, and raised in Pacifica, California, Joyce eventually became the first graduating student at (what was at the time brand new) Westmore High School in Daly City, CA. She was a resident of Lodi and Lockeford for nearly 40 years.?Joyce married Ron Haren in 1959, with whom she raised four children. In 1971, she was remarried to Vern Covey (father of three) for 26 years until his death in 1998. Joyce became a United States citizen 2000.
She was an avid game player, both board and video. Joyce also enjoyed wood crafts, quilt making, and loved watching movies. She was a member of Emanuel Luther Church in Lodi.
Joyce is survived by children Karen Montoya, Vicki Covey, Ron Haren, Ken Haren and Patty Lotoski and by 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Barbara Capitana of San Francisco. She was preceded in death by husband Vern Covey, sons, Mike Covey and Bobby Haren, sister, Marlene Allen, and great-granddaughter, Audrey Keaney.
A celebration of her life will take place at Emanuel Lutheran, 1540 W Lodi Ave, Lodi, CA 95242, at 1:00 on November 16, 2018. A reception will follow. All are welcome.
Cherokee Memorial is honored to serve the Covey family.
Per the family’s request, services for Joyce Covey will be held privately through Cherokee Memorial.
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