Francis Govers, 75
Francis Govers II, 75
Francis Xavier Govers II, 75, of Houma, La., and formerly of Vincennes, Ind., died Saturday, January 4, 2014.
A Liturgy of the Word was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Chauvin Funeral Home, Inc. Visitation was from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date.
Mr. Govers was married to Elizabeth Anneda "Ann" Harmon Govers for more than 41 years. He was a member/parishioner of St. Bernadette Soubirous Catholic Church. He worked at and retired from Patterson Services after 33 years. He was a member of Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club and Army Mars for many decades.
He enjoyed reading books, working with computers, collecting vintage model vehicles, and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Going to the casinos with his wife was his greatest pleasure.
Francis' father, Francis Xavier Govers, was an oil chemist with 50 patents, including the Havoline Wax-Free Oil patent in 1922.
He is survived by his spouse; sons, Francis X. Govers III and wife Carol, of North Richland Hills, Texas, David R. Govers and wife Desiree, of San Diego, Calif., and Danny L. Ralston, of Lawrenceville; daughters, Elizabeth B. Aucoin and husband Spencer, of Amelia, La., and Valerie J. Buzalsky and husband John, of Vancouver, Wash.; brother-in-law, Tom L. Gray, of Kensington, Md.; 11 grandchildren, Ben Buzalsky, Daniel Buzalsky, Rachel Buzalsky, Bathany Martin, Jessica Darrouzet, Corbin Govers, Landon Aucoin, Noah Aucoin, Danny Lee Ralston, Shellie Masterson, Ryan Govers; and eight great-grandchildren; and his close friend Russell Derouen, his Sunday morning coffee-drinking buddy.
Mr. Govers was preceded in death by his parents, Franics Xavier Govers and Mabel Wright Govers, sister, Sally Ann Govers Gray, and grandson, Jeremy Ralston.
Condolences may be left at www.chauvinfuneralhome.com