Heidi Beth Bickford McGovern

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Heidi Beth Bickford McGovern

December 15, 1991 - October 04, 2018

Lee "When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep [our] hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Ps. 61:21; Phil. 4:7

With extremely deep hurting hearts, we lost our very sweet Heidi Beth Bickford McGovern on Thurs. Oct. 4, 2018. Born Dec. 15, 1991 to Mitch and Brenda Bickford, Heidi chose to enter Heaven's gates before she had finished serving her beloved Lord with her many gifts, talents, and beautiful touches. Heidi had so much in store here on earth, yet, she made this decision and God lovingly extended His hand, welcoming her and her precious unborn baby to His eternal Heavenly home. Today and forevermore she lives on in Heaven, finally finding the peace she had so longed, struggled, and searched for. Her place in Heaven was not achieved by being a loving, devoted wife to an amazing husband, Daniel, nor by being a loving, dedicated mommy to Enoch and Ethan, nor by being a very special, caring friend to many, nor for any other reason than that she, as a young child, believed she was a sinner, deserving Hell, accepted God's gift of Salvation through Christ's death and resurrection.
Just a few short weeks ago, Heidi wrote a thought-provoking letter to a special individual, having become deeply concerned for this person's eternal destiny. In answering the question on how to care for our souls, Heidi's words were as follows: "Jesus said our souls are very important. The truth is, because of our sin we are lost and will be condemned by God to Hell eternally, unless we repent and put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ. I care about you." If Heidi could speak today, now that she has seen her Savior face to face, she would present these truths to anyone who crossed her path.
In addition to her amazing husband, Daniel, and beautiful boys, Enoch and Ethan, she has left behind hundreds of grieving loved ones and friends, including her mom and dad, Mitch and Brenda, who loved her most dearly; sister, Hilde Kelly and husband, Grant, of Lewiston; sister, Haley Sinz and husband, Barak; sister, Holli, and brother, Heath of Lee; very dear aunts and uncles, Paul and Hazel Anderson, Lewiston, Rhonda Colburn, Randolph, John and Holli Ashley, Lake Ariel, PA, Rusty and Joy, Newport; extremely special cousins, Jade, Kara, Lauren, Macy, Ruth-Ann, Heath, Chad, and Tim; very special mom-in-law and dad in-law, Terry and Mariann McGovern, siblings-in-law, Heather and Jordan Philbrick, Rachel and Josiah Jordan, Bethany and Levi.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to GoFundMe McGovern Family, or a college fund for Enoch and Ethan at https://go.fidelty.com/52r7l
Her violin and mandolin lay silent, as well as her sweet soprano voice, but those of us who know the Lord as our Saviour, being born again, will meet her in Glory someday, where we will never have to say "Good-bye" again.

We greet and part with dear ones;
We say hello, good-bye;
And letters bind our fellowship;
We miss them, though we try
To feel them always near us,
And follow them with prayer.
But parting days are ended
When we meet them in the air.

We'll never say good-bye in glory,
In the morning, over yonder;
We'll never say good-bye in glory;
We'll never say good-bye up there.

-John R Rice
Published on October 11, 2018
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David Frost
Oct 19, 2018
She and her family have been a light to many of us, truly glorifying the Lord, and giving hope for all the wonderful plans God has for us all. Thank you for the light. Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven.”
Oct 15, 2018
Reading this obituary made me understand her and why she did what she did.
Eric & Dot Wiggin
Oct 13, 2018
We wish to assure Heidi's mom, Brenda, that we are praying for the Lord's blessing in the midst of grief for you, Heidi's immediate family, and for all the Schobergs, whom we remember from our days together at South Hope Community Church and Christian School. "We say 'Good night' here but 'Good morning' up there" at the feet of Jesus!
Pastor Allen & TerryLynn Archer
Oct 12, 2018
We grieve with you at the loss of this beautiful Christian woman and her unborn child. May God's love and grace keep you through this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Beacon on the Hill
Janice Bellaire
Oct 11, 2018
We are praying for God's strength and grace to sustain you during this time of loss of Heidi. Words cannot express our heartfelt sorrow for your family as well as your church family as you grieve this immense loss. May God be glorified through the funeral message and testimonies shared.
Christine Van Brunt
Oct 11, 2018
I am sorry for your loss, glad for her gain. I was so touched by the outpouring of love and support from all your family to the Hraba family so recently at Rick's committal service. This tribute to Heidi and to the Living God is beyond beautiful and loving. It is deeply touching and inspiring. Blessings on you all. Manna for the day. Praise be to God for the gift of her life, the gifts of salvation and everlasting life, and the gifts of God to you as he ministers to you in your loss. May He bless you richly as you have blessed us in your tribute to Him and to Heidi. With love, in Christ, Christy
Jim Michaud
Oct 11, 2018
......weeping may endure for a night,but joy cometh in the morning. (Psalm 30: 5). While your hearts are doubtless in anguish over the loss of this beautiful young child of God, may you find comfort in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (II Timothy1:10). And because He lives, she lives as well.My heart goes out to you. May the Most High comfort you with the truth of I Thessalonians 4:13-18. And although you presently grieve, you need not grieve as others who have no hope. And hope maketh not ashamed:(Romans 5:5). Again, my heart goes out to you.
Debbie Blanchette
Oct 11, 2018
I cannot imagine the pain that you all are going thru now but the fact that Heidi knew the Lord has softened this horror a little. Many prayers are being said for all of you,
Lesa Taylor
Oct 11, 2018
My prayers extend to you all the pain you must be going through. Life is short and precious, may you eventually find peace and love in the memories that are yours and can never be taken from you. She is in Gods' arms now and is looking down at all her loved ones.