Helen Cook Covert

September 19, 1935February 20, 2022
Obituary of Helen Cook Covert
Helen Earle Wells Cook Covert died peacefully on February 20, 2022. She was born on September 19, 1935, in Franklin Parrish, Louisiana, to Mary Helen Broadway Wells and Norman Earl Wells. Helen graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas, and The University of Texas with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She taught school for several years in Austin. Helen was known for her love of life and entertaining loved ones! She enjoyed her family and friends dearly and frequently entertained during the holidays, birthdays, or simply by the pool. She cherished our family vacations and getting us all together. She loved the beach from Port Aransas to Mexico and beyond and always wanted us there with her. Helen enjoyed the game of golf and tennis and hosted and played in many tournaments. "Honey" was a proud Texan and Austinite but loved traveling with her husband George. They made sure to enjoy many beautiful golf courses during their travels. Helen was a member of Good Shepherd Church, serving as Bazaar Chairman in 1961. She was President of Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae Advisory Board and a Life Member of The University of Texas Exes. She was also a member of the Junior League of Austin, serving on the board as Children’s Theater Chairman, Zachary Scott Theatre board member, CBS Tennis Classic Chairman, and Chairman of the floor show for the New York Theme Charity Ball. In addition, she was a Member of the Junior Helping Hand Home for Children, the Settlement Club, and chaired their first garage sale in 1976. She was co chair for the Highland Lakes Cancer Golf tournament and on the Board of Directors at Westminster for five years. Helen was preceded in death by her husband George H. Covert, Sr., parents Mary Helen Broadway Wells Cook and her father Norman Earl Wells and stepfather M.J. Cook, sister Sara Wells and brothers Robert Lee Cook and Joe Cook and son-in-law Rudy Ingersoll. Helen is survived by her daughter Christie Covert Ingersoll, son George H. Covert, Jr. and wife Laura Covert and granddaughter Caroline Wells Covert and grandson George Austin Covert, and stepson Clark Anderson Covert and Cindy Payne, grandson Conley Anderson Covert and wife Jaclyn and great grandson Crockett, granddaughter Cameron Elizabeth Covert Tuttle and husband Robert David Tuttle, stepson Keith Matthews Covert and wife Debbie and their children Stefan Covert and Jeremy Covert and wife Sheilan and grandchildren, along with many extended family members. The family would like to thank Daisy Dehoyoz, the Heart Hospital Doctors, Westminster, and Hospice Austin for their special care. The family will have a private graveside service at Austin Memorial Park. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 3:15 pm. Tarry House 3006 Bowman Ave Austin, Texas 78703. Memorials may be made to: Austin Community Foundation P.O. Box 5159 Austin, Texas 78763 The Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd P.O. Box 5176 Austin, Texas 78763 Or a Charity of your choice.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Celebration of Life