Obituary: Lincoln ‘Linc’ Ellis Covington |

Obituary: Lincoln ‘Linc’ Ellis Covington


A memorial service is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Brewery Arts Ballroom for former Alpine County clerk, recorder and auditor Lincoln “Linc” Ellis Covington, who died Dec. 27, 2009, after a long battle with cancer.

A rosary will be recited after the service 5:30 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Church.

Mr. Covington was born on May 27, 1937 in Sacramento. He graduated from Roseville High School in 1954 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Chico State University in 1960. He served as a medic in the California Army National Guard.

Mr. Covington was a California state parks ranger, and served as an auditor in several different departments of Nevada state government for more than 20 years, and as a director on the Nevada Urban Indians board.

He was an active member of the Alpine County Historical Society for more than 40 years and helped to restore the old Alpine County School House in Markleeville. He served on St. Teresa’s school board.

Among his interests were watching wildlife, collecting historical oddities, watching classic films, reading poetry and listening to music. He was a devoted father and grandfather who never missed a game, play or recital.

Mr. Covington was preceded in death by brothers Richard and Neil, and parents William Sr. and Jessie M. Covington.

He is survived by partner Marjorie Miller Walker; children Elizabeth (David), Aaron (Mary), Ian and Joseph; siblings Mavis, Bill and Joe; grandchildren Gabriel, Ava, Jane; his extended family and many lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

He requested that those remembering him tell a joke or humorous story in his memory.