Captain Robert "Bob" Covey died Oct. 31, 2015, at his home in Hotchkiss. He was 88.
He was born in Wisconsin and was orphaned at a young age. He and his younger brother lived primarily in hobo camps before they were adopted.
Captain Covey worked in several areas including ranch management, logging, construction and wineries. He worked on the last of the whaling ships, ran tug boats, received his skipper's license and was a captain on tour boats and oil recovery boats in San Francisco Bay. He wrote a book about his experiences at sea.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy; and his children and their families, Bob, Beth and Ann.
At his request, no formal service will be held. A church service will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 15, at First Baptist Church in Hotchkiss.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Fork Ambulance District.