Betty passed on August 10, 2023 at Riverway Assisted Living in South Jordan, Utah. She said every day how much she loved living there and the friendships she made.

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She was born January 21, 1931 to George and Hazel Butterfield in Bingham, Utah. She met her sweetheart, Robert Covington. They married on January 28, 1949. Together they had 5 children and numerous pets. They spent most of their time camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors as a family along with many lifetime friends and their families. She loved sewing, canning and food storage and arts and craft projects.

Betty met everyone with a giant smile and gave the best hugs ever. She had a big heart and was a true earth angel. She was kind, loving and caring. Her hugs and smiles will be missed by many. She was a loving mother and great friend to many.

Betty is survived by her daughters Charlene (Louie) Arko, Penny (Owen) Minnick; grandchildren Brandie (Bryce), Cory (Stephanie), Tiffany (Shawn), Michael (Aubree), Bryan, Brad, and Jamie; great grandchildren Bella, Lexi, Samantha, Locke and Vanessa.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Robert; three children Kieth, Craig, Pam; and granddaughter Cherry; parents George and Hazel; and sister Donna. Along with many cats and dogs that she loved and cared for throughout her life.

We would like to give special thanks to Britanee and Nelly with Ashby Home Health and Hospice for the loving care they gave her. We would also like to thank all the staff at Riverway Assisted Living for all their love and support. And a very special thank you to Dr. Shepherd with House Call Doctors. We appreciate the love and care that you provided her. She loved you all very much!

Viewing and Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 16th at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy, UT. The viewing will be held at 11:00 AM with graveside services beginning at 12:00 PM. A luncheon to follow services at Le Jardin Chateau at the Rose Shop, 1910 East Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy, UT. For those unable to attend, services will be zoomed. Please visit



Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road
Sandy, UT 84092

Graveside Service

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road
Sandy, UT 84092

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Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Aug 12, 2023

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