Fern is Bree's aunt, whom Bree speaks fondly of. She was a mother figure to Bree after her mother's death. At Bree and Rex's wedding, Bree told Fern how happy she was and Fern told her, "The best is yet to come". Fern lives in Philadelphia.
Fern is seen as a guest at Bree and Orson's wedding. According to Gaby, she has glaucoma.