May 31, 1964—February 5, 2020
Jeffery Michael Covel of Rainier, Oregon, passed from this life on February 5, 2020, at OHSU. He was born in Longview to James L. and Janis R. (Nugent) Covel on May 31, 1964. He attended Longview schools and graduated from R.A. Long in 1982. He joined the Air Force in 1982 and was discharged in 1983. He was a truck driver for Mitchell Trucking. He enjoyed camping, fishing, clamming and crabbing and most things outdoors. He is survived by the love of his life Linda (Shelly) Rachelle (Gannon) at home, his daughter Shanae (Von Karthauser), and the apple of his eye, grandson Jaxsyn, his parents Janis (Louie) Whitaker and James (Rose) Covel, sisters Joanne (Andy) Ellis and Julie (Larry) Richards, his mother-in-law, Linda Gannon, father-in-law Darrell (Olga) Gannon, six nieces and five nephews, three step brothers and two step sisters, a sister-in-law and two brother-in-laws.
A Celebration of Life will be held February 22, 2020 at 2 p.m. at East Kelso Baptist Church, 110 Corduroy Rd., Kelso.
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