Marilyn Kathleen Diana Covington age 91 of Ambler, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on November 9, 2023. Marilyn, fondly known as Lynn, was born to Genevieve and Stanley Diana on August 23, 1932, in Manhattan New York. Lynn grew up in Maryland and after high school attended Washington College on the Eastern Shore of Maryland as an education major. It was there that she met her husband, Charles (Chuck) Covington. Lynn and Chuck were married on May 30,1956 and celebrated sixty-seven years together. After graduation Lynn was an elementary school teacher for several years prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom raising their four children. During that time, she was involved as a volunteer in her children’s schools and an avid sports fan attending her children’s sporting events whether it was basketball, lacrosse, softball or wrestling, she was their biggest cheerleader. When her children grew older, she went back to work as a classroom aide at Buckingham Elementary School in the Central Bucks Area School District and then as a secretary at Stout Brothers Fabrics, Colmar Pennsylvania.
Upon Chuck’s retirement Lynn and Chuck moved to Avalon, New Jersey where they lived for thirty-seven years. Lynn quickly became involved in numerous organizations in Avalon. Lynn was a member of St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, the Avalon Yacht Club, and a regular volunteer in the Thrift Shop at the former Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital. Lynn was an active member of the Avalon Garden Club serving several years as president and then continued working on many committees. Lynn was instrumental in spear heading many Garden Club beautification projects throughout the borough of Avalon and helped to coordinate their annual flower sale. When her grandchildren were young Lynn was a “volunteer grandmom” with the Avalon Players, a summer theatre group in Avalon. Lynn also worked diligently alongside her husband in numerous philanthropic endeavors including The Helen L. Diller Home for Blind Children and the Avalon Lions Club.
Lynn was preceded in death by her parents Genevieve and Stanley Diana and her husband Chuck. She is survived by her four children. Diana Covington Kile and her husband Gregory of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Deborah Covington White of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Charles Covington and his wife Katherine of Cherry Hill New Jersey, and Craig Covington and his wife Mollie of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Lynn was blessed to be the proud and devoted grandmother of ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Lynn will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is now at peace and reunited with Chuck.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 22,2023 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 415 South 6th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049 at 11:00 AM.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Avalon Garden Club at PO Box 43, Avalon, New Jersey 08202 or www.avalongardenclub.org in Lynn’s memory.
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