Rick Covell, beloved son, brother, father and friend, passed away on November 10, 2023 at his home in Laramie, Wyoming.
Born in Ridley Township, PA to John and Nina Covell, he graduated high school in 1970. Soon after, he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he completed his degree at the Art and Design School LA. This was during the VietNam War, and being the stubborn free thinker that he always was, he became a conscientious objector and refused to participate in something he didn’t believe in (this became a theme throughout his life). In 1974, he married Patti Jakeman Covell and in 1981 they welcomed their daughter Annie Covell. Rick was an artist, avid scuba diver, carpenter, animal lover and craftsman. He volunteered at the Marine Mammal Center for many years helping to rehabilitate marine wildlife and was a lover of nature and the outdoors. The majority of his career he worked as a highly skilled graphic artist collaborating on projects such as Star Wars and Barbary Coast Press. During this time he also co-owned Club Waziema, an Ethiopian restaurant and bar in San Francisco. In 2004, he moved to Laramie, WY where he became a talented contractor and carpenter perfecting his craft. Most recently he was the manager of the Sprucelyn apartments in Laramie, WY where his handiwork could be seen throughout the property. Rick loved to garden and even in Laramie’s limited growing season he was able to create beautiful flower beds and grow vegetables. His biggest love in his last years was his dog Phoebe. He can rest easy knowing she is safe and loved with his brother Jim and his wife Kelly in Grand Junction, CO. Gone too soon, Rick was very loved and will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by many.
Preceded in death by his parents John and Nina Covell, and his sister Judy Hughes.
Survived by his daughter Annie Covell, brothers James Covell and John Covell, sisters Maureen Delcollo, Patti Moore and many nieces and nephews.