Stephen R. Covey Passes Away at EIRMC
(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The author, whose bestselling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” was thought of as a road-map to success, passed away early Monday morning at EIRMC in Idaho Falls. A Family Statement says Covey died due to “residual effects” of a bicycling accident he had in April. His wife Sandra and all nine of his children were with him when he passed. “We extend our heartfelt gratitude for all of the love and prayers that have been showered upon Stephen and our family from all around the globe over the past several months, ” the family wrote.
His book vaulted Covey to National prominence, and was once named one of Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Americans. He authored many other books on leadership as well. The founder of the Covey Leadership Center, later merging with Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey Co.
Covey was a University of Utah graduate, earning his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard and his doctorate from Brigham Young University. In 2010, Covey joined the Utah State University Huntsman School of Business as a professor and was named the first incumbent of the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership. Stephen R. Covey was 79.