Dianna Lee McGovern

November 11, 1949April 12, 2019

Dianna Lee McGovern 69, of Porter, TX, passed Friday April 12, 2019.

Dianna Lee was born to Walter Coleman and Betty Coleman, November 13, 1949, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She graduated from Bourne High School in 1967 and received a Bachelors' of Science in Nursing from Midwestern State University. She married James Barry McGovern in December 1967, and they lived together in Porter, TX. Together they raised one child.

She leaves as her legacy one child: Shawna Fritsch, (Erich), as well as four grandchildren she treasured, Hannah, Felicity, Gregory and Logan. She also leaves to cherish her memory one sister, Charlotte and one brother Marty. Her children and grandchildren remember her as a loving and supporting woman who always made them feel loved, important and special.

She was preceded in death by Walter (Father), Betty (Mother), Kelly (Brother), Walter Jr. (Brother), Ernest (Brother).

Lee was a Registered Nurse until she retired in 2015 as the night house supervisor for Baylor Hospital in Irving. She was passionate about being a caregiver, her job and employees. She was an extremely intelligent, kind and loving woman who never met a stranger or a person with whom she couldn't make a connection. In her retirement she truly loved being with her four grandkids, swimming in her pool and being with her devoted husband. She was an amazing mother and wife and will continue to be an inspiration to her family as she lives on in the memories of those who love and miss her.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Lee at her daughter’s residence, 25600 Kransburg Ridge Ct, Porter TX, 77365 on April 28th from 2 to 5pm.


28 April

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Home of The Fritsch Family

25600 Kransburg Ridge Ct
Porter, Texas 77365


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Sara Corley

April 18, 2019

Zombie Wammy is the first thought that comes to mind. I think it's time for a toast. Lee always treated us Theatre kids as one of her own. Lee was fun but didnt hold back. I loved the time I got to spend with her. I only wish I was able to have seen her over the past years.

Jeff Coleman

April 18, 2019

I remember Grandma taking me over in the summer to swim with Aunt Lee in her pool set and talkin telling me stories of my dad and about Grandma and Grandpa drifted apart in the last year's but still love that woman she's a good lady proud to call her my aunt Love You Go Rest High On That Mountain

Kristin Borg

April 17, 2019

Lee was a caring and compassionate nurse and coworker. I worked with her many years at Baylor Irving and when getting called in to cover OR cases she would always make me smile and I didn't mind hearing her voice at 3am. You will be missed. Prayers to your family.

Lesa Lenore Coleman

April 17, 2019

Lee was a wonderful person, a great nurse and a nursing supervisor I could never say no to when she asked me to work on my day off. She truly kept us all working as a team. She was supportive when anyone had a problem.... at a low time in my career when I was getting burned out she encouraged me so much. I doubt if she ever knew how much she helped and inspired me. She was the one who nominated me for the great 100, I didn’t even know who had until after the ceremony, then I thought, she deserved this much more than I!!! Dear Lee, I remember funny things you said and the delightful way you would always greet us in the mornings... thanks for being you.. you will be missed , our dear Lee....

Kate Allen

April 17, 2019

Lee was so amazing!! I always enjoyed talking with her in the morning about where I would be in the hospital that day. She will be missed so much. RIP.

Jennifer Rice

April 17, 2019

My dearest Lee,
I am still in shock over your passing. I remember all the good times and laughs we had together on the night shift. You will be sorely missed, but I know you are at peace. Thank you for teaching me 14 years ago as a new nurse. You were so welcoming and energetic. I will miss your smile. God bless and my prayers are with the whole family.

JoAnn Langford

April 17, 2019

So many nights called in for PACU in the middle of the night. When Lee was on the house, I always knew our backs were covered. Lee was a nurses’s nurse. So caring, not just about the patients, but her staff also. Rest In Peace Lee.

Mary Jo (MJ) Golightly

April 16, 2019

Thank you for always sharing that contagious smile... You were a light for me early in my nursing career. I will cherish the fun we had and my memories made with you!
RIP sweet Ms. Lee❤

Christy Miller

April 16, 2019

I worked with Lee at Bethania in Wichita Falls she was always so witty and always had a quick comeback. To any situation that came up -- I know she will be missed by her many friends and family. She is likely enjoying a new body and joining family members in that heavenly home.

Christy and Jackie Miller

Jolly George

April 16, 2019

I Knew Lee for 15 yrs as my night nursing supervisor at Baylor, she was very caring, loving, compassionate person and a nurse. I was shocked when I heard the sad
news. I loved her so much, going to miss her so dearly. My heartfelt condolences and prayers to family.