James T. Covert
Covert, James T. 84 April 20, 1932 Oct. 13, 2016 James Thayne Covert, Professor Emeritus in History at the University of Portland, died at his home, surrounded by loving family, on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 of complications from a stroke he suffered in June. He was 84 years old. Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sally Ann Covert; their children, Marc, Michael, Jennifer Keagbine, Elizabeth Tobey, and Christine Naylor. His daughter Juliann Covert predeceased him in 2002, as did his grandson, Danny Keagbine, in 2011. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Jeffrey, Emily, Kelsey, Eric, Trevor, and Megan Keagbine, Thayne Covert, Sam Naylor, Corin and Arden Tobey, and Oliver and Sally Covert. The family wishes to thank Legacy hospice personnel who made his final weeks comfortable and peaceful, and Fr. Neil Moore, the official Covert Family Pastor these past 50 years, for bringing Communion, kindness, good cheer, and the Anointing of the Sick to our beloved "Grumps." Jim Covert led a meaningful life and was blessed with a good death, and will be sorely missed. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1280 NW Saltzman Rd, Portland, OR 97229. A rosary will take place the night before at 7 p.m. at St. Pius Community Center. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Covert Family Scholarship at the University of Portland in his memory.
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