Terre Covington, beloved mother, grandmother, wife & daughter, passed away on June 24th after heroically battling stage four Glioblastoma brain cancer. Terre is survived by her five children—Tawni Featherstone (Daniel), Tamber McAllister (Eric), Trace Covington, Tashly Hamel (Chris), and Tevin Covington. She is also survived by Jack & Linda Tyler, her parents, and her five siblings—Aaron, Harold, Brenda, Laura, and Marti. Terre was an amazing, caring grandmother and will be missed by her six grandchildren—Emma, Marcus, Desmond, Lilly, Leo, and Casey.

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Terre was born in Provo, UT, which was the starting point of an attempt to “Carmen Sandiego” the United States of America…Terre moved from Provo to Pittsburg, to St. Louis, to Pittsburg again, to Salt Lake City, to Cheyenne, to Delaware, to Berkley, to Salt Lake again, to Sacramento, to El Dorado Hills, and finally landing in Gold River. While in Salt Lake City, the 2nd time, Terre met Tim Covington and later married in 1981. Together they raised their five children, and remained friends after their divorce.

Terre had a love for sports, especially swimming, and later swam competitively for Murray High School and American River College. Afterward she coached the American River Patriots in Sacramento. She selflessly devoted her athletic expertise to her children, which laid the tracks for their adventurous spirits and love of trying new things.

Terre earned a nursing degree and worked as an SICU nurse for over twenty years. Nursing suited Terre’s compassionate temperament, fulfilling her need to take care of those around her, including her peers and fellow employees. Terre worked for Mercy General in downtown Sacramento, then moved to Sutter General Hospital.

Terre loved spending time with her two dogs Diesel and Toe Tag, and as a caring grandma, visited her grandkids in Utah as frequently as work permitted. Terre also enjoyed cooking barbecue on her Traeger Grill, painting in her spare time, “cautiously” speeding in her Mustangs and watching sports. She devoted much of her exciting and competitive nature to the Sacramento Kings, but never got to see them bring home a championship, (since the 2002 Western Conference Finals were rigged.)

Terre Covington will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

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So sorry for your loss. We are good friends of Harold and Connie.

Laura and Dan Thompson Jul 22, 2020

Terre Was Such A Great N Beautiful Woman She Was Strong N Brave She Was Beautiful Inside N Out She Was There For Me While I Was Down Terre Had A ❤ Of Gold I See Why My Beloved Big Brother Sam Made Her His Beautiful Wife Terre Had A Beautiful Smile That Will Brighten Up Her Day This Is So Heartaching To Me And Many Terre I Needed You To Know That I Still Got All The Beautiful Card's N Letters You Had Sent To Me Over The Year's I Will Keep Them Forever And Go Back And Re - Read Them I Love You Sister N Law May Your Memory Lives On Forever You'll Never Be Forgotten

Love Always Your Sister N Law Kay Kay ❤🙏❤ Prayers To Her Family

Voreece Lannette Patton KayKay , Idabel, OK, US Jul 19, 2020

Terre was an amazing friend. I have never known anyone who is so forgiving and accepting. I could talk to her about anything and never had to worry about judgement or criticism. We met at work when we both worked at Mercy General in the SICU. She was an amazing nurse and taught me so much during the time we worked together. We remained friends years after we no longer worked together. We had so many fun times together. We could have fun doing nothing and would laugh so hard it hurt. I miss her dearly. Sending love to her beautiful children, mom, sister Laura and brother Aaron. All of who I had the pleasure of getting to know and was accepted as one of the family. I know she is in heaven free of pain and feeling beautiful! RIP Terre

Jeana Flakes , Sacramento, CA, US Jul 17, 2020

We are sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jon & Sheryl Kennedy , Sacramento, CA, US Jul 16, 2020

Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers. Rest in Peace.

Douglas Ostheimer , Sacramento, CA, US Jul 16, 2020

We'll miss you Terre.


Tim Covington Jul 14, 2020

Cute lady. She has a smile on her face in every photo. My prayers and thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.

Anonymous , SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US Jul 14, 2020

Terre and I became great friends in High school. She was and is a very special person.

Love you


Tony Vanderheyden Jul 14, 2020

A champion of family, friends and faith! A loyal friend and coach, even beyond swimming.....loved by many, miss you Terre

Jeff Phillips , Roseville , CA, US Jul 14, 2020

Loved working with Terre at Mercy General! She was great!

Dave , Sacramento , CA, US Jul 14, 2020

I admired that she loved her children so much. She taught them a lot. She was truly an inspiration to all of us.

Kim , Granite Bay, CA, US Jul 14, 2020

Terre truly was a great woman. As a mother you can see her in all of her children. As a nurse I had the pleasure of haveing surgery at Sutter general, where even though I was in pre op and later in recovery, she took the time to come make sure I was well taken care of. This world is worse off without her.

Steve foster , Salt lake city, UT, US Jul 14, 2020

Terre was an amazing nurse and friend. She was a straight shooter who always was honest with you. She precepted me as a new ICU nurse and help give me knowledge and confidence in my assessment capabilities and critical thinking skills. She was one of my "go to" people. I'm still heartbroken about her passing. I'm so lucky to have known her. Sending love and hugs to all of you.

Sarah Carder , Roseville , CA, US Jul 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Terre’s passing. I remember her as such a happy, cheerful person. We send regrets and love to your whole family!

Mike & Dawnel Welch

Dawnel Welch , EL DORADO HLS, CA, US Jul 14, 2020

Teri was a wonderful person I was always fun to be around I will miss her deeply my prayers go to you and your family

Tina Niemi , Sacramento , CA, US Jul 14, 2020

What a wonderful smile

iris sanchez Jul 14, 2020


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  • 2001

    I worked with Terre at MGH in the SICU. She was a fantastic nurse, co-worker and friend. I lost touch with her over the years, but I’ll always remember her smile and infectious laugh!!

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  • Jul 14, 2020

    Terre was my second mom. She was so loving and caring. She hugged you with such love and greatness that you felt safe. Her laugh filled the room with joy and her smile was electric.Heaven just got a lot brighter because of you. I love you