Anita Louise McGovern

May 20, 1963February 25, 2018

Anita Louise McGovern, 54, of Flower Mound, Texas passed away on February 25, 2018 surrounded by her entire family. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 20, 1963 to Ronald Corbett and Mary Corbett. She graduated from Newton High School in Newton, Iowa in 1981, where she met her beloved husband of 36 years, Hugh McGovern. She spent over 20 years working at Xerox in Texas where she built life-long friendships with her co-workers. Anita's passion was her time with her family and friends. She loved weekends swimming with her grandsons. Her pool parties brought all her family and friends together. She was active and loved spending time on her motorcycle with her husband riding with close friends. Even through her long battle, she always put other people first, which included taking care packages to the homeless on her trips to Houston and downtown Dallas during her treatment. She is survived by her high school sweetheart Hugh McGovern, daughters Sara McGovern Johnson and Nicole McGovern, sons Joey McGovern and his fiancé' Lindsay Apke and Josh McGovern and his wife Allie McGovern, brother Ron Corbett and sisters Denise Hayden and Angie Condon, sister-in-law Melissa McGovern Prill and husband Fred Prill and niece Livi Prill, and brother-in-law PJ McGovern. She is also survived by her mother Mary Corbett, her father Ronald Corbett and his wife Cindy Corbett and mother-in-law Mary McGovern. She also leaves four grandsons, Aiden, Aaron, Adam and Ethan and soon to be her namesake granddaughter Mia Louise McGovern who will be here in June. She also leaves numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends She was preceded in death recently by her father-in-law Patrick J. McGovern. Funeral will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grapevine, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for any donations to St. Francis Outreach or Giving Hope, provide support services to the homeless.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, March 5, 2018

Anita Louise McGovern

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Denny Griggs

March 6, 2018

My deepest sympathies to the McGovern and Corbett families. I hardly know what to say. It’s so painful to hear of Nita’s passing. I haven’t seen her in many years but it looks like she made every minute count. I remember her as a kid. I pretty much lived at the Corbett house. Her brother Ron and I used to sing all the top songs on the radio at the top of our lungs and Nita and Denise were always eager participants. I have many fun stories from those days that always bring a smile to my face. Love you dearly Nita. We’ll catch up when we are together again.

Bradley Still

March 5, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and all of those close to Anita and Hugh. God has truly gained an Angel this last week !!!!

Peace to all !!!!

Bradley Still and Family !!!!

Joy Huebel

March 4, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the Mc Govern family. I have known this family for thirty years. They are like family to me. May God's peace be with you. Anita will be greatly missed in this very close family. My love and condolences to all of you.
Joy Huebel

Melissa Prill

February 28, 2018

Anita taught all of us about the important things in life. She will live on forever through all of us. Hugh was her true love and champion her whole life. We love you, Anita. Until we meet again..


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Bev Lloyd

February 28, 2018

I graduated with Anita and Hugh and had some classes with Anita and she was always really nice and a lot of fun in Home Ec!

So sorry for your loss - so sad to lose a wife, mother and grandmother so young. Just want you to know your family has been heavy on my heart and have been praying for you.

Drake and Eugenia Ohe

February 28, 2018

We are very sad to hear about Anita. May your many wonderful memories of her comfort you.
Drake and Eugenia

Michael & Suzette Minton

February 27, 2018

It has been said that what matters most is what is accomplished in the "dash" between DOB and DOD. Anita accomplished so much in her "dash" - We never met but have heard so much about her from our granddaughter Lindsay, who looked forward to having "the best mother-in-law ever", when she marries Anita's son, Joey in July. A life well lived, even when ended too soon, leaves so many beautiful memories for all who knew and loved her. Cling to those memories in the days ahead. Our prayers are with all of you.

Michael and Suzette Minton
Cincinnati, Ohio

David Vogel

February 26, 2018

Hugh and family, my family and I offer our most sincere, heartfelt thoughts, prayers and condolences on the passing of your beloved wife and mother. May her soul Rest In Peace and May perpetual light shine upon her. God Bless.