Houston U.S. Attorney Ken Magidson called marrying Anita Myers the “smartest thing I ever did.”
Magidson’s wife lost a decade-long battle with cancer this weekend, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. She was 64.
“Every Saturday, we went grocery shopping together. We always ate meals together,” Magidson told the Chronicle. “I don’t know what I’m going to do without her.”
Anita Magidson was by her husband’s side when he was sworn in in 2011 as the chief federal prosecutor in the Southern District of Texas. In fact, it was in a Texas courthouse that the first two met, the Chronicle reports.
Anita was a longtime executive assistant in the Harris County District Attorney’s office, and it was at work one day in 1979 when Ken, then an assistant district attorney, asked his future wife out on a date. They married a year later in a state district courtroom, the Chronicle reported.
“She was such a center of life and energy and attention,” Magidson said. “Everyone knew Anita Myers.”
And despite their differing religious backgrounds — she was Baptist while he is Jewish — they found common ground, Magidson said. “Our beliefs were different, but our values were the same,” he said.
Anita Myers Magidson is survived by her husband, daughter Amy George, son-in-law Jeff George and grandchildren Macy and Selah, the Chronicle reports.