AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Co-workers said Covington was prone to giving hugs and passing out cookies at Christmas. As a supervisor, he was always willing to take on new projects and tasks, City Manager Fred Latham said. “He never said no. He took on every challenge, and you never heard Dale complain about any situation he found himself in,” he said. “Dale’s positive outlook on life was contagious. He always saw the best of people and of circumstances.” Officials said they’ll open the haunted house Saturday, as planned, using the event as a way to remember Covington. A memorial service and viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3888 S. Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Funeral services will be at 1p.m. Monday at Rose Hills’ Sky Rose Chapel. A reception will be held at Santa Fe High School’s gym, 10400 Orr and Day Road, immediately after the funeral services. Covington is survived by his wife, Ruth, and daughter Katherine. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – Funeral services are scheduled this weekend for 30-year city employee and recreation supervisor Dale Covington, who died Monday of a heart attack. He was 48. Among his last projects for Santa Fe Springs, Covington had recently transformed the city’s Activities Center into a haunted house for Halloween, one his favorite holidays, City Hall colleagues said. “The Haunted House was his baby,” recreation specialist Alicia Trujillo said. “He was like a little kid in a candy store whenever a package would arrive with Halloween supplies.” Covington grew up in Santa Fe Springs, graduating from Santa Fe Springs High School, where he played on the football team and was student body president his senior year. He was in the middle of planning his graduating class’ 30-year reunion.