Michael A. Trahan

January 2, 1962March 24, 2012

Michael A. Trahan, 50, passed away on March 24, 2012, in Cypress, Texas. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2, 1962, to Gabriel Norman Trahan and Joyce Hymel Trahan.

Michael was preceded in death by his mother.

He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Mary Trahan; children, Katelyn Dacy and Kelsey Trahan; father, Gabriel Norman Trahan; brother, Gabriel Norman Trahan, Jr.; sister, Ann Trahan Lanoux and husband Mark Joseph; mother and father-in-law, David and Paul-E Geddes; brothers-in-law, Dan Geddes and wife Melissa and John Geddes and wife Robin; sister-in-law, Katherine Woods and husband Steven; and many numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

Mike grew up in Metairie, Louisiana. He graduated from East Jefferson High School, the University of New Orleans and later received his MBA from the University of Houston. He started working as a teen for Mackenzie’s bakery and even opened the stores for them at a young age. From there he worked for his brother at Gulf Instruments, UPS, Taxx and Tulane University before working for ODECO. Mike joined ODECO Drilling Co. in New Orleans, La., in June 1990 as a system analyst. After the company’s merger with Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. in 1992, Mike relocated to Houston, Texas where he held several positions in the IT department before being named Chief Information Officer of the company in 2002. He enjoyed spending time with his family in Destin, Florida and just spending a night playing board games at home or swimming in the backyard pool. His hobby’s included hunting, running, biking and treasured his father/ daughter campouts with Indian Princess’.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77079, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service and Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 1530 Norwalk Drive, Houston, Texas 77450. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your personal charity. Some suggestions: Mike fought a battle with Lymphoma cancer many years ago, his Mom passed away from Lymphoma cancer, his nephew continues to battle brain cancer and he road several times in the MS150 to support their cause.


  • Vigil Service and Rosary Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Rob Guedry

January 3, 2013

Recently heard about Mike's passing and would like to extend sympathy to his family and friends.

I went to school with Mike and remember visiting with him at a recent high school reunion. It was easy to recognize his success in business and life. Looking at the pictures, it was nice to see first hand that he was indeed a great family man and accomplished professional and will be missed by all who knew him.

September 20, 2012

Ann Lanoux

May 22, 2012

Debbie Jamrok

April 27, 2012

My deepest sympathy and condolences are with you and your family. I met Mike about 3 years ago through my employment at Diamond. I honestly believe Mike never met a stranger. His outgoing personality and zest for life and living was infectious and uplifting to everyone he encountered. The first year I participated in the Diamond Sporting Clays Shoot, Mike graciously allowed me to be on his team. I was a new shooter and the only girl on the team. To this day, I think of him when I am shooting sporting clays. I remember his enthusiasm and passion for the sport. His shooting stance and attitude made the onlooker think real birds were going to fly when he called “pull” for the clay targets. The clay shoot had a station called long bird for which raffle tickets were awarded for hitting the target. He told me after I shot my 20 gauge shotgun that he wasn't going to tell me before I shot, but I didn't stand a chance in heck of hitting any of the targets with that gun, but congratulated and complimented me for my efforts. As the Diamond group gathered back at the pavilion for refreshments and awards, Mike walked up and handed me one of his raffle tickets. I was reluctant to take his ticket, but he insisted, but left it with one condition….he would take it back if the prize was an all expense paid trip as he would have a hard time explaining it to Mary! At the Annual Fish Fry this year, I heard several stories of Diamond employees reminiscing about good times with Mike. We all miss him greatly. He was a wonderful man. God Bless.

Susan Edwards

April 24, 2012

To Mikes Family, Im sorry for your so unexpected lose. Mike was a great guy, So full of life, enery and most of all love for his family. I cant imagine your lose. I cut Mikes hair for about 5 years and am disterbed as to how i feel yalls lose. He will be truely missed So sorry Mary, Kate and Kelsey

Beth Gordon

April 23, 2012

Dear Mary, Kate and Kelsey,

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. It is hard for me to believe that Mike has been gone almost a month. I very much miss him; especially in our boss's Monday afternoon staff meetings. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for the three of you.

In the twelve years that I worked with Mike, I came to have great affection for him. He was quite a guy. One of my favorite “Trahan” remembrances happened one workday afternoon. I was visiting with Mike in his corner office on the seventh floor; I think the topic started out on the status of Docuware software implementation but evolved into sharing tidbits about our personal lives and families as it usually did. (Mike was so proud of each of you.) Just as the conversation was winding down and I was preparing to leave his office, the emergency lights in the hallway started blinking and smoke was billowing out of the room where the company's computer equipment was housed. I felt completely panicked and started race walking toward the stairway exist. I looked back over my shoulder and saw that Mike had turned and was heading TOWARD the source of the smoke. The incident did turn out to be minor but Mike didn't know that when he was headed toward the smoke. I later told him that I thought he was taking an unnecessary risk and that he should have evacuated to safety. He completely dismissed my point of view. He said those were “his guys” in harms way (all of the people reporting to him were “his guys”) and his equipment and he was responsible for the well being of all. He would not have ever shirked that responsibility. That was just the way he was. There just will never be another like Mike Trahan.

April 19, 2012