D’anne DeMoss McGown

November 20, 1949 - July 30, 2022

D’anne DeMoss McGown, 72, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022. She was born in Longview, to Polly and Curtis DeMoss.

After high school, she attended Texas Christian University and made many lifelong friends. Upon graduation she moved to Houston where she worked at Fulbright and Jaworski and soon met Pat on a blind date. She quickly realized that they were a perfect match. They were married a year later and moved to Beaumont.

D’anne earned a place in her community. She was active in many organizations which included Trinity United Methodist Church; St. Anne Catholic School; Magnolia Garden Club; Buckner’s Children and Family Services; Neches River Festival; Junior League of Beaumont; and Meals on Wheels.

Simple things in life made D’anne happy! She could be seen driving around town checking on her friends- even better with a diet coke from Sonic in hand. D’anne loved watching Netflix series with Pat and having a hamburger from any of the many burger joints around town. As her life began to be filled with new and more challenging health issues, she doggedly faced them. She picked up her walker and kept going. She wanted to be independent but enjoyed companionship as she walked her walk. From weekly hair appointments to fun lunch dates, you would watch her steadily make her way. D’anne became our inspiration on how to handle adversity. Right beside her with his loving ability to bring humor in difficult times was Pat.

Survivors include her husband of forty-six years, Pat McGown; son, Patrick and his wife, Susannah; two adored grandsons, Jackson and Carter; and sister-in-laws, Mary Beth Messina and her husband, Joseph; and Lynn McGown.

D’anne is preceded in death by her parents.

The family would like to thank Rhonda Gobert for the loving care, attention, and friendship she showed D’anne over these past three years. Also, much appreciation to Dr. Bob Birdwell for being a constant during their difficult days.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church; 3430 Harrison Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706

A gathering of Mrs. McGown’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., in the Nita McKnight Parlor at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3430 Harrison Avenue, Beaumont, with her funeral service at 10:00 a.m., in the sanctuary, Saturday, August 6, 2022. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Nita McKnight Parlor of Trinity United Methodist Church
  • 3430, Harrison Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • August 6, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Funeral Service

Trinity United Methodist Church
  • 3430, Harrison Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • August 6, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • August 6, 2022

Comments (16)

    Joan Henley says:

    Pat and family, so sorry to hear of D’Anne’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and always made time to stop and chat. She will be so missed. Our hearts hurt for you!
    Love, Joan and Bruce Henley

    Curtis J Comeau DDS says:

    Pat. Having known you for most of my life, I am so sad for your loss. D’Anne was so gracious to me when I stayed with you back in ’15 while attending the BHS 50th. She certainly was a winner. Keep the faith my friend. Curtis Comeau

    Leon Hicks says:

    She was a model of acceptance for all that was given to her, fortunate and otherwise. Oh to live a gracious & fulfilling life such as hers. She is receiving her just reward now, where there is only light, beauty, strength, and no misery. Martha and I send our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you Pat, and to all her family. She will be remembered fondly.

    Gary and Darlene Hall says:

    Pat,We are so sorry you lost your lovely wife.She was a good person and a joy to many.May ..g od keep you and your family in his arms

    Jamie & Cindy Dishman says:

    A wonderful person and a devout member of Trinity UMC. She persevered through everything w an inspiring grace.
    Jamie & Cindy

    Rolland Comeau says:

    Pat and the McGown Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of D”Anne. Although we did not know her that well, she had to be a wonderful wife and Mother for you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the McGown Family. Rest in Peace D’Anne, you had a wonderful and fulfilling life.

    Johnny & Sharon Passmore says:

    So sorry to hear about D’Anne. Sending our love and prayers to comfort you and your family. Will miss seeing her beautiful smile.
    Johnny & Sharon Passmore

    judy dishman says:

    My deepest sympathy & love to all..D’Anne was a lovely person, loved and admired by all .. a role model for us all…

    Susan Simmons says:

    Dearest McGown Family,
    I am so sad to hear about the loss of D’Anne, such a gracious, wonderful friend to all. Jimmy and I send our love , prayers and hugs. I know my Dad will be there when she gets to the pearly gates to give her one of his huge welcoming laughs and hugs. I am thankful that she was my friend and that she is no longer suffering. May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding and hold you in his hands forever and ever. Love, Susan and Jimmy Simmons

    Sandy & Joseph Fertitta says:

    Pat, may D’Anne rest in peace. Sandy and Joseph Fertitta

    Cathy Painter Cace says:

    Pat, Patrick and all of the family. I am so saddened for you all. D’Anne was a wonderful lady and great friend. I will be praying for you all that God will bring you comfort and peace in your hearts. Much love to you all and God Bless.

    Mindy Eisen says:

    I am heartbroken to learn of D’anne’s passing. D’anne welcomed me to Beaumont when Jay and I married and moved in down the street on Ivy Lane. She especially loved seeing Brad when he was a little guy. We always enjoyed running into each other through the years. My condolences to you.

    Linda Allison Wilkinson says:

    Sending you prayers and love on the passing of your beloved D’anne. May God’s grace cover, carry, and hold you close in the days ahead.

    Margaret Mooney says:

    A life lesson in grace and kindness. Blessed to see her once more at our reunion.

    Marilou Tucker Geis says:

    Pat and family! I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely wife. We will continue to pray for you all as you grieve your loss. Sending love, prayers and blessings…

    Dianne Duperier says:

    Continued prayers for family as you honor and remember this wonderful lady. .

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