William B. Covey
Sequoyah High School ~ Teacher 1937 - 1960
TAHLEQUAH, Ok -- William Bryan Covey , 67, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1962 in a Muskogee hospital following an extended illness. He was born at Wister, Ok. November 13, 1894, and came to Tahlequah in 1937. He was an instructor at Sequoyah Vocational School for 23 years before his retirement in 1960. He was married to Louise McKinley Covey (Home-Ec 1948-64) , also a teacher at Sequoyah.
A member of the First Christian church and the American Legion and a veteran of World war I, he had been a past commander of the Tahlequah post of the American Legion. He had served in statistical research for the government and was a member of Lambia Chi Alpha fraternity.
Last rites were held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday in the Reed-Culver Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Ronald J. Carr, pastor of the First Christian church and Rev. Ryland H. Oliver of Edmond officiating.
Burial was in Tahlequah City Cemetery.
Bearers were Jack Kaufman, Vernon Burrows, Edwin Galloway, David Campbell, Bennett Guthrie (Seq. teacher 1950s-60s-70s) and Bob Cunningham.
Survivors are his wife, Louise M. Covey of the home; two sons, Bryan McKinley Covey of Las Cruces, New Mexico and William B. Covey of Manhatten Beach, California; two daughters, Marcia Elizabeth of the home and Mrs. R.L. Wayman of Bend, Oregon; two brothers, Jerry of Denver, Colorado and T. T. of Waco, Texas; a sister, Mrs. James R. Rogers of Los Angeles, California, and nine grandchildren.