November 8, 1941 - January 21, 2015
Waverly Ann Jefferson Egbert, age 73 died on January 21, 2015, in Dallas, Texas due to complications following surgeries from a fall in Amsterdam.
Waverly was born on November 8, 1941 in Washington, DC. When she was four, her family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she grew up and then attended Breneau College in Milledgeville, GA. Waverly adopted her daughter, Lisa in 1975, and she was the first single person to be able to adopt a child in the state of Georgia. While living in Atlanta she met, the love of her life and best friend, Ken Egbert.
Waverly is survived by her husband of 33 years, Kenneth Egbert, her sister, Jean Jefferson Oglethorpe who is married to Raymond Joseph Oglethorpe and two nieces: Kimberly Ann Oglethorpe, her daughter Kailee Ann Webster; Katherine Elizabeth Oglethorpe Toole married to Patrick Wycliffe Toole and their two children, Raymond Wycliffe Toole and Davis Bradley Toole; daughter, Lisa Jefferson English married to Russell English, grandchildren: Adam and Alana; step daughters, Tammy Egbert Barr married to Donald Barr, and their children, Crystal Barr; and Tina Egbert Moss married to Michael Moss, and their children Joshua and wife, Kaitlyn, Christa, Kayla and Kendra; Tracy Egbert Chrestman married to Russell Chrestman. She is preceded in death by her father, William Waverly Jefferson, mother, Ann Minter Jefferson, and step-granddaughter Pearl Lynn Barr.
Waverly was the Senior Vice President and owner of American Deposit Services, Inc., Dallas, Texas – a business started by Ken and Waverly in 1981. Waverly was a leading nationwide publisher of safe deposit forms and documents. She had an extensive audit background due to her prior employment with the Internal Revenue Service, while living in Atlanta, GA. Waverly assisted financial organizations nationwide, by auditing and organizing their safe deposit areas. Her corporation, American Deposit Services, handles all forms and equipment necessary to operate an efficient, easy to operate, and low cost safe deposit operation. Waverly has held offices in the San Antonio Alamo Area chapter and the Texas Safe Deposit Association of TASDA. She was a past member of the TASDA Board and a TASDA “Certificate of Expertise” recipient.
Waverly was very active in her retirement community and deeply involved with friends sharing her knowledge of crafts and cooking. Waverly and Ken enjoyed cruising to different parts of the world. They started their cruising in 1979 on a Wind Jammer to St. Thomas and subsequently, they went on cruises to the Panama Canal, Bora Bora, Tahiti, the Mediterranean and Europe. Ken and Waverly were on their way to a cruise in Europe when she fell in the Amsterdam airport. Waverly was happiest when she was on a cruise and spending time with her loved ones.
A celebration of life service is scheduled for Monday, February 16, 2015 at ARIA Memorial Chapel 19310 Preston Rd. Dallas, TX 75252
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252