Beaverton Historical Society
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Benjamin Covey

   Benjamin E. Covey, 86, of Beaverton, formerly of Waterford, passed away Nov. 4, 2007.

   He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth McCord Covey; son, Clayton (Janice) Covey of Canadian Lakes; and daughter, R. Christine (Johnnie) Rubenacker of Beaverton; grandchildren, Nancy (Bruce) Alexander, Matthew (Christa) Covey, Tony (Kari) Rubenacker, Joe (Jenny) Rubenacker and Anna (Noel) Rubenacker-O’dell; 10 greatgrandchildren; and sister, Jane Wilson of Traverse City.

   Ben, or Ed, as he was fondly called, graduated from Detroit Institute of Technology with a Pharmacy degree. He and his wife owned Keego Drugs, which later became Covey’s Pharmacy. He also worked for J.L. Hudson at Summit Place Mall Pharmacy, Sylvan Drugs in Sylvan Lake, and John’s Drugs in Waterford. He was an avid butterfly collector, loved to hunt, fish and feed the birds. His biggest passion in life was helping other people.

   Many times he was called in the middle of the night to open the drug store to get medicine for someone in need. He was also a Charter Member of the Keego Harbor City Council when the city’s charger was written. He served as an Oakland County Commissioner and was a volunteer fireman for West Bloomfield Fire Department.

   Cremation has taken place and donations to the Mid- Michigan Hospice would be greatly appreciated.

   A memorial service will be held at Mid Michigan Gladwin Pines Nursing Center, 449 E. Quarter Street, Gladwin on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Arrangements were made by Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home.

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