In memory of

Jackie D. Covey

December 13, 1982 - June 15, 2017
From: Omaha, NE
Jackie D. Covey

Jackie D. Covey

Born: December 13, 1982
Died: June 15, 2017
Age: 34
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    Jackie D. Covey, age 34, of Omaha, NE, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in her home in the loving embrace of her husband and surrounded by family. Jackie was born on December 13, 1982, in Manning, IA, to Cynthia Brotherson and John Burns. She was baptized and confirmed at the Arthur United Methodist Church.
    Jackie graduated from Schaller-Crestland High School in 2001.  While in High School, Jackie was active in volleyball and softball. She excelled academically and graduated a semester early.  In December of 2000, Jackie moved to Orlando, FL, with her boyfriend, at the time, Jerad Covey. Shortly thereafter, they adopted their lifelong dog, Kea.
    In Orlando, Jackie attended Cosmetology School where she became very talented in make-up artistry, which came in handy for several family and friends’ weddings and special occasions. While working cosmetology counters, she found her passion for bettering the workplace in order to enhance employee morale, efficiency, and productivity. In 2003, she decided to attend Valencia Community College. In 2005 she completed her Psychology associates degree with honors. That same year, Jackie and Jerad moved to Omaha, NE, and married on August 28, 2005, at Summit Church in Alta, IA.
    Once settled in Omaha, Jackie attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha receiving her Bachelor of Science in Psychology Cum Laude in 2007 and her Masters of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology in 2009. Jackie was an active SIOP-UNO Member, where she created fond memories through a network of friends and coworkers. Throughout her college career, Jackie worked to enhance her professional skills in order to make the most impact once she graduated.
    In various positions throughout her professional career, Jackie’s passion thrived being able to serve not only the companies she worked for, but also the employees themselves. It was her mission to make their workplaces better.
    In Jackie’s personal life, she spent much time with her husband Jerad and enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephew, family and friends. Most notable though, Jackie lived a selfless life serving others. She remembered small details that meant the world to others, was thoughtful, created long-lasting and impactful relationships, and took care of those around her. She was and always will be a role model in the way she chose to live life. Jackie will forever remain an Angel in the hearts of many.
    Survivors include her husband Jerad Covey of Omaha, NE; mother and step-father Cindy and Bryon Segebart of Schaller, IA, step-father Pat Carstensen of Early, IA; siblings Chris Blum of Springfield, CO, Jill Manson of Galva, IA, Kelli (Josh) Berg of Early, IA; grandparents Howard and Delores Brotherson of Wall Lake, IA; parents-in-law James and Mary Covey of Mesa, AZ; sister-in-law Megan (Chase) Zickefoose of Omaha, NE; nieces and nephews Kale Manson, Elyza Manson, Jacquelyn Hayden, Lincoln Berg, Lauren Berg, and Zara Zickefoose; several extended family members and friends.
    Jackie was preceded in death by her father John ‘Rabbit’ Burns, uncle David Brotherson, uncle Mark Brotherson, cousin Patrick Brotherson, uncle Monte Burns, grandparents John & Mary Burns, uncle-in-law Terry Juliar, grandparents-in-law Stan & Corinne Covey, and grandparents-in-law Keith & Delores Nissen.


Memorial Service
10:30 a.m. Thursday
June 22, 2017
United Methodist Church
Early, Iowa
One Hour Prior to Service


Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:46 AM
“I am so sorry that we no longer have Jackie with us as I remember her to be a very kind-hearted, compassionate person who I enjoyed teaching and mentoring as an undergraduate and graduate student. She will be missed but know she is in heaven looking out for us. ”
- Lisa Scherer
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12:56 PM
“Jackie was just as you described her in this obituary - warm, kind and genuine. The Omaha Organization Development community will miss her skills and talents, but will mostly miss her beautiful smile and generous spirit. My thoughts are with you all.”
- Laura Roccaforte
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12:56 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Jackie during her internship at HDR and while she was on our team at Conagra. She was absolutely beautiful inside and out and she will be truly missed. ”
- Liz Polak
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12:56 PM
“Jared, Cindy, and families, my heart goes out to you all. There are no words to express how you must feel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Sue Schmitt
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 12:56 PM
“Thinking of Jackie and her family during this time. She was beautiful inside and out. She will be missed. ”
- Nikki Irish
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 9:48 AM
“Jackie was incredibly caring and thoughtful. It was a great pleasure to know her through graduate school and after. My heart aches for her family and her friends. The world has lost a truly amazing person.”
- Danielle Crough
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 9:48 AM
“Cindy and family, I am so sorry to hear this! Prayers for strength and understanding. ”
- Charlene Green
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 9:48 AM
“only worked with Jackie a few times but always appreciated her smile and positive attitude. My your family receive the peace of GOD during the this time of loss.”
- Terry Lee
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:11 PM
“Cindy, so sorry for your loss. It has to be awful to lose a daughter, I cannot imagine, having three of my own. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you. ”
- Linda Renze
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:11 PM
“My heart goes out to you all. Words can not say how I feel for you there is no greater loss then a child. Carry your memories close in your hearts. I can remember all the birthday party and sleepovers the girls had growing up and how much fun they had and the screaming but fun. If you need anything please reach out even if it is just to talk. Again you have my Sympathy and you will always have a sweet little Angel to watch over you all b”
- Tina Frank
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 5:11 PM
“So sorry to hear the news. Thinking of all of the family during this difficult time.”
- Jim Shima
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