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Pat H. Foley & Company

1200 West 34Th Street, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Michael Gene Arn

December 4, 1948June 17, 2019
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Michael Gene Arn was born on December 4, 1948 in Houston, Texas to Richard and Lillian Arn. Michael passed away with his family by his side on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the age of 70. Michael married Karen Anne Rogers Arn on July 19, 1974 and had two daughters, Kimberly Faith Arn and Adria Michelle Arn Booth. Michael was a dedicated systems technician for the telephone companies where he retired after more than three decades of selfless service. The same devotion to his work was demonstrated in his love for his friends and family. His greatest joy was spending time with family and friends experiencing everything and anything. He made many memories all along the Gulf of Mexico beaches, lakes and rivers of Texas and the ski slopes in Colorado.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Richard, and mother, Lillian. He is survived by his wife Karen, daughters, Kimberly and Adria, grandson, Gage, his two sisters Lynda Frost, and Patricia Fleming and his brother Gary Arn. Michael touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

His visitation is Friday, June 21, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home. The funeral service is Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:30 am at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery, 3506 North Main St., Houston, TX 77009.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 22, 2019

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Ted Carapezza

June 23, 2019

Mike has been a good friend for a long time. He sold me my first car around 1968 and we shared a lot of memories since then. Although I moved away from Houston, we frequently would get together when I visited. Recently we met at Bill Sherrills home and enjoyed each others company with many discussions of things we did or didn't do or shouldn't have done back in the 70s.
Mike had a most unique sense of humor that I especially enjoyed. He was kind and would always do anything for his friends and family. I will certainly miss that!
My love and condolences to Karen and the rest of the family. Rest in peace.

Bill Sherrill

June 23, 2019

Great to see all that attended the Services and so nice to see many Friends and relatives to show respect for Mike's life.
I just want to say I pray for the best for Karen, Kim, Adria and Gage. Rest in Peace my Friend and I will remember you always!
Love Always
Bill

Dilcie Roland

June 22, 2019

Alice Madrid

June 21, 2019

I didn’t spend a lot of time with Mike when us cousins got together as kids since I was so much younger. I have always remembered him,though, with a smile that radiated life! He has always been a beautiful soul that I believe really enjoyed life. The last time that I got to see him was at the Kabina reunion. My memory of him was him winning just about all of the raffle prizes!! Everyone couldn’t believe that his name kept being called again and again and again! I am thankful that his sister Lynda organized that get together. My memory is his smile 😊
Alice McCaffrey Madrid

Melanie Rogers

June 21, 2019

Karen, Kim, Adria and Gage,

I love you all so much and I know it’s hard to imagine life without him. Mike was a such a thoughtful and generous person. I’ll miss his sense of humor as he could always make me laugh. I loved how he would always sit at the kids table at holidays. George always looked up to him and thought of him as his big brother. He will be deeply missed. I pray that you will find peace. Love, Mel

Bill Sherrill

June 21, 2019

I have know Mike since 62' when we both had paper routes on same street and we would save 1 or 2 customers to collect so we could get a Hamburger at SMITTY's. In 69'. High School was Surfing, Football games and hanging out at PRICE's. In 69' while riding 10 Speed bikes Karen came into Mikes life with a host of new friends. Mike and I were roommate's in a old house on Chimney Rock that had a lot of memories. Than Marriage and a lot of couples divorced, but not and Karen. Along came Kim and Adria and a move to Kaufman with the Phone company. after 30 years retirement and back to Houston where Mike worked for Custom Care Cool. I have truly lost my best Friend.

Gayle Coulam

June 20, 2019

Thank you Mike for making life fun on Lido Lane. I have so many special memories of you and our gang. We all began as close friends in the 60'sand we stayed close friends. I will cherish those memories - the bread truck, playing 4-square, Watonga Park, the gum you threw in my hair to pay me back for doing the same to you, making tapes to send to Steve in Viet Nam and more recent - dinners at Gringos and watching you become a grandpa. Love to Karen, Adrea, Kim and Gage, Patsy, Linda & Gary.

Dilcie Roland

June 19, 2019

First time I met Mike was at family Christmas party; where I only knew a few people. He was friendly and made sure I felt welcome. Day one.
I will miss him.
Sorry for your loss;Lynda.

Rose Driver

June 19, 2019

Mike came into our family and my life almost 50 years ago. What I have always admired and enjoyed about him was his sense of humor. It would come out of the blue and would make you laugh. He was a great guy and super family man. He believe you were given this life to do your best for as long as you were here. He did just that. I will miss him.

Charmaine Szostek

June 19, 2019

I first met Mike when I was 13 years old. He was sweet and kind to me at time I really needed friends. I was new to the neighborhood and missing my friends I had grown up with. There he was, like the big brother I never had, assuring me everything would be okay. And just like big brothers sometimes do, he gave me a nickname, Sweet Pea. Though we lost touch, I thought about him many times throughout the years and I was very sad to learn of his passing. He was truly one of the good guys. I'm praying for comfort for his family and friends through this difficult time.

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