Meridian Star

March 7, 2013

Ann Brett Covert


The Meridian Star

COPPELL, Texas —     Ann Brett Covert, 74, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in her Coppell, Texas home. She was born on Feb. 11, 1939, to Leon and Ann Brett in Meridian, Miss. She married Fred Thomas Covert Sr. in 1957. They lived in Mississippi and Florida before moving to Dallas in 1964.

    Ann attended high school in Meridian, Miss., where she played clarinet and was a majorette in the Meridian High School Wildcat Band. She later married and dedicated her life to the roles of wife, mother, grandmother and friend. While living in Texas, Ann also worked as the business manager for the Southwest Organ Bank for nearly a decade, before her retirement in 1986. Ann dearly loved her pets, and was a skilled seamstress and cook. She equally enjoyed intellectual pursuits such as playing Scrabble and was an avid reader. She traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia; London, England; Hawaii and Cancun, Mexico with her family. She was a long time resident of Coppell before her passing.

    Survivors include her devoted husband of 56 years, Fred T. Covert Sr.; one son, Fred T. Covert Jr. of Dallas; three daughters: Lee Anne Smith and husband Jerry of Colorado Springs, Colo., Michelle Naul and husband Alan of Coppell, and Kim Sabel and husband Ira of Lewisville; and, four grandchildren: Brett Naul, Lauren Smith, Emily Naul, and Austin Sabel.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Ann Brett; and, siblings: Janet and Joe Brett, both of Meridian, Miss.

    Services will be held Friday, at 3 p.m., at Rolling Oaks Memorial Center, in the Restland Coppell Chapel, 400 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell. Burial will be in Rolling Oaks Memorial Center with Restland Coppell Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    The family will receive friends for visitation today, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the funeral home.