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Lalia Mae Covey

July 12, 1932 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Lalia Covey Obituary

Lalia Mae Covey (Jeter), 91 of Helena, MT passed away on January 29, 2024 of respiratory

failure due to congestive heart failure.

Lalia was born July 12,1932 in Bozeman, MT to Margaret and Henry Jeter. Lalia’s father passed

away when she was 2 years old. Her mother, Margaret later married Merle Chandler.

Lalia spent most of her youth up Bridger Canyon as Merle worked at the Bozeman Fish

Hatchery, they later moved into Bozeman where Lalia graduated high school. She married

Edward P. Covey on February 16, 1951.

Lalia and Ed had three children, Margaret Ann, Patricia Lee and Edward Eugene.

In 1966 Lalia, Ed and their three children moved to Escondido, CA., where she worked at San

Diego Trust and Savings. Lalia and Ed later moved to Three Forks and where she retired from

Wells Fargo Bank of Bozeman.

Lalia was an active member of the First Baptist church of Three Forks and she loved playing

cards and bingo at the Three Forks Senior Center.

In 2022 Lalia moved to Helena, MT near her daughter Patricia and was a resident of the

Masonic Home of Helena.

Lalia is preceded in death by her parents Henry Jeter, step-father Merle Chandler, mother

Margaret Chandler, her one brother James Jeter and her husband Edward P. Covey.

She is survived by her three children; daughter Margaret &(Hap) Boyer, their three children,

Olivia &(Mike) Geer, Sarah &(Kenny) Warr, and Mary &(Paul) Sterner; daughter Patricia &(Roy)

Wherley, their daughter Monique &(Joseph) Slotemaker; son Edward E Covey and his two

children, Elisha Covey and Ivy&(Derek)Verge. Lalia is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren.

Lalia was cremated and will be laid to rest with husband Ed in Three Forks at a later date.

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