Arnold "Wes" Wesley Shaver Jr.

January 6, 1947February 15, 2018

Arnold Wesley (“Wes”) Shaver, Jr., age 71, of Houston, Texas, passed away on February 15, 2018 from complications due to liver cancer. He was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma on January 6, 1947. Wes graduated from Healdton High School in Healdton, Oklahoma in 1965, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Abilene Christian University, in Abilene, Texas in 1969. Wes was a CPA in the State of Texas and worked much of his career in the oil and gas industry.

Wes married Rose Marie (Brewer) Shaver on April 21, 2007. He and Rose shared a passion for spending time with family and friends, golf, food, and travel. Even though Wes traveled extensively during his life, his heart was tied to two special places: Colorado and Hawaii. Wes loved to fish and continued the tradition established by his father by taking his own family to Lake City, Colorado for fishing and camping each summer. Wes and Rose also frequently traveled to the Hawaiian Islands in recent years. Their many adventures across the Islands remain special memories for Rose.

As active members at Grace Church Garden Oaks, Wes and Rose have positively influenced many people in the community, opening their home and hearts to anyone in need. Whether simply providing a warm meal, mentoring and offering spiritual guidance, or assisting families through job loss or medical hardship, Wes was always eager to help and was adored by all who knew him.

Wes is preceded in death by Oma Jean Shaver (mother) and Elaine Shaver (sister-in-law). He is survived by Rose Shaver (wife), Margaret Brewer (mother-in-law), Arnold “Gramps” Shaver, Sr. (father), Scott Shaver (son) and his wife Shari Shaver, Kimberly Richey (daughter), Kayla Jordan “KJ” Richey (granddaughter) and Noyes Richey III (son-in-law), Kenny Shaver (brother), Kara Cobb (sister) and her husband Don Cobb, and six nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Wes’s life for all who knew him is being held at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 24th, at Grace Church Garden Oaks, located at 3754 N. Shepherd, Houston, Texas 77018. A reception will follow the celebration at the church. Because Wes loved Hawaii, please feel free to wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt.

A memorial is being established at Grace Church Garden Oaks in Wes’s name to support families in need. If you wish to contribute, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to 3754 N. Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77018.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 24, 2018

Arnold "Wes" Wesley Shaver Jr.

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Tom Hansen

August 21, 2018

I just found out about Wes' passing. Wes and I were room mates at Abilene Christian and we discovered that we were born on the same day (Jan 6th). I have some fond memories of Wes and his Family in Abilene. I am so sorry to hear about his passing.
My love and prayers are with the family.

February 23, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the Shaver family for your loss. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6,7.

Cefe Flores

February 23, 2018

My deepest condolences go out to Rose and all of the family and friends of Wes. We only knew each other for a short time when we belonged to the singles golf group, but it didn't take a long time to realize what a great guy Wes was. He'll be missed by many.

Iliasa McKenzie

February 23, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Wes at Baker Hughes. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Richard Dale

February 23, 2018

Dear Rose,
You have my deepest condolences. My heart hurts for you. I am sad to read your post about the passing of your husband.
Ric Dale

Elvis E. Davis

February 23, 2018

I had the great honor of knowing Wes for a few years with his time invested at BHI. All I have read here aligns with my experiences I have shared with him a great man, love for his family and friends, and truly a blessing to all. A scripture was shared with me yesterday afternoon (during lunch) and I believe this was intended to be shared here in this moment with you: Absent from the body is present with the Lord. Wes, it is an honor to have met you my prayers are with your family and friends now as they celebrate your time invested here.

February 23, 2018

To family of Wes Shaver:
My sympathies are with all of you. I never had the pleasure of meeting Rose, but I knew Kara 50 yrs. ago. She was my summertime friend from Healdton, OK when I spent time with my grandparents, Bert & Nora Howe. I know I met Wes at that time, but memory is kind of fuzzy. Again, my condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

Linda (Odle) Dibello
(if Kara would to re-connect, my phone number is 713-248-0689)

Sara Hoefkens

February 23, 2018

Dear Rose, You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your beloved husband.

Kevin Franklin

February 22, 2018

Rose - While I never had the opportunity to meet Wes the love and fondness you shared for him and he for you was evident in the stories you told. Extending my prayers to you, your family, and his friends today and during the days, months and years ahead. "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die."

Laura Eve

February 22, 2018

My deepest condolences to Rose and the rest of the Shaver family on the loss of Wes. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.