“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones.” Ps. 116:15
Mary Helen Montgomery Covin went to be with her Heavenly Father, Friday, April 26, 2013, at the age of 85. She was born May 20, 1927, in San Antonio, to Helen Mae Gissi Montgomery and Alfred Collins (Fred) Montgomery and graduated from Alamo Heights High School. She married the one and only love of her life, Wilfred Merle “Bud” Covin, May 2, 1944. He preceded her in death June 28, 1997. She was employed in the food service industry at Trinity University in San Antonio and by the Blanco ISD. She was a member of Alamo Heights Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by parents: Fred and Helen Montgomery; sister: Virginia (Jenny) Montgomery; brother: Rex Montgomery; sons: Charles and David Gayle; granddaughter: Lesa Santellana; and great-grandsons: Jackson and William.
Mary is survived by brother: George Montgomery; sisters: Anne Hager (Howard), Carolyn Guthrie (Gus); sister-in-law, Jean Montgomery; children: Buddy (Carolyn), George (Linda), Gary (Theresa), John (Chere), Chris (Rita), Jeff (Claire) and Mary (Paul), 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who loved and cherished her dearly.
Mary’s life was characterized by beautiful hands that served others unselfishly, a heart that loved and accepted others unconditionally, and a rock solid faith that permeated every part of her life. Her special gift of “cooking” blessed so many lives. Mary’s favorite verse was 1 Cor. 2:9: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” Now, Mary’s eyes are seeing, her ears are hearing, and her mind understands all God prepared for her!
Visitation was held on Monday, April 29, at Sunset Funeral Home, in San Antonio. A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, April 30 at Alamo Heights Baptist Church, in San Antonio. Condolences may be offered at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Alamo Heights Baptist Church, 6501 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX, 78209, or the charity of your choice.