Mary passed away peacefully in her home on June 14th, 2019, holding hands with her beloved husband and surrounded by family. Mary was born with her twin sister, Francis, on April 5th, 1935 in Grover, Utah to Douglas and Alice Covington. She was married to the love of her life, Kent Whetman, on December 29th, 1954 and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple for Time and All Eternity. Mary always loved adventures and joined her husband 6 months after they were married in Tokyo, Japan, as he was serving in the Air Force, and lived there for three years where they welcomed their first child, Lori (Bryan) Thomson. They later welcomed Gary, Roger, Mark, and Leica (Kyle) Jensen. Mary’s hobbies included gardening and tending her beautiful flowers. She enjoyed traveling side by side with her husband and many good friends in their motor home. Mary always took pride in her 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her husband, Kent Whetman, and their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Carol Bates, brother Lynn (Sandy) Covington, sister-in-law Leici (Tom) Webb, brother-in-law Paige (Linda) Whetman, sister-in-law Betty, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her son Mark Whetman, twin sister Francis, and brothers Robert and Brent.
Family and friends may gather for a viewing at Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State Street, Midvale, UT, on June 21st, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm, and June 22nd at the church prior to the funeral from 10:45-11:45. Funeral services will be held on June 22nd at 12:00 pm at the Crescent 7th Ward Chapel, 949 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. Interment will be held at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 East 7800 South, SLC, UT 84121.
Mary will be greatly missed by all, but especially her husband. We love you!