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In Loving Memory

Houston Lee Arrowood

November 5, 1997 – July 14, 2020

Houston Arrowood, 22, unexpectedly passed away on July 14, 2020, from injuries he received in an automobile accident.  Houston was born to Ann Bergsten Arrowood and Sam Arrowood on November 5, 1997 in Glendale, Arizona.  In 2003, at the age of 6 years, Houston and his family moved to Friendswood, Texas.  Houston remained in the Friendswood area for the remainder of his life.

Houston was preceded in death by his grandmother, Jeanette Elsie Bergsten. His paternal grandparents, Thomas and Peggy Arrowood of Abilene, Texas, who passed away before Houston had a chance to know them.

Houston is survived by his beloved fiancé, Deborah R. Truelove of Friendswood, Texas, his precious children, Jase Lee Arrowood and Macy Renee Arrowood, his loving mother, Ann Bergsten Arrowood, of League City, Texas; his father, Sam Arrowood, of Vicksburg, Mississippi, his grandfather, Lester Dale Bergsten of Peoria, Illinois; his  Uncles, Dr. Eric  Bergsten (Rebecca) of  Lombard, Illinois, Paul Bergsten of Los Angeles California; and Thomas Arrowood (Sandy) of New Waverly, Texas, Les Arrowood (Maysel) of Lake Texoma, Texas; his Cousins, Tova Bergsten, Galen Bergsten, Brian Arrowood and Kadie Arrowood,  Garrett Arrowood and  several other cousins, his God Parents, Michael and Sonja Garrison of Morristown, Tennessee and many people who loved him dearly.

Since graduation Houston has worked as a contractor with Performance Contractors, Inc. in the oil industry as a welder, journeyman pipefitter, and CNC burn table operator.  His life reflected his favorite quote:

"Work hard, never quit, keep striving, keep grinding because one day you'll be up there in corporate looking down at where you used to be and have a real understanding of what hard work is and you'll never forget that you got yourself there, no one else did. Only you can have the strive, drive, determination and motivation to fulfill the fate of your future."

Houston graduated from Friendswood High School in June 2016.  Houston was a natural athlete.  He began playing football with FYFA and continued playing into high school.  He also played T-ball, Little League Baseball, All-Star Baseball, Basketball and enjoyed all outside sports activity.

As a result of the influence from his extended family, Houston was an avid outdoorsman and had a passion for hunting and fishing.   Uncle Les spent many hours with Houston, teaching him the importance of hunting and fishing that formed a lifetime bonding relationship between them. The hunts that he went on with Texas Youth Hunting Program through the Texas Wildlife Association taught him safe, educational, outdoor skills that became an integral part of his life. When Houston left us, he was returning from a fishing trip that had lasted until the wee hours of the morning. We are blessed knowing that his last hours on this earth were spent fulfilling his undeniable passion.

Not to pale with his love of sports and the outdoors, Houston loved his family and friends. Houston's parents taught him the importance of family, faith and friends which was evident in his daily life.   Houston's presence would add a ray of sunlight to any room.  His smile was contagious, and his sense of humor was unmatched.    Most of all, Houston loved his children.  Houston was a dedicated father and wanted to teach his children his values and the importance family has in a child's life.   Houston cherished his time with his grandparents, Lester and Jeanette Bergsten, and felt the joy and the guidance that could only come from a grandparent's love.  Houston was taught to be loving, caring and giving.   He never missed an opportunity to help his neighbors and was there to lend a helping hand to his friends and family when needed.

While God has taken Houston from us prematurely, Houston lived life to its fullest. It was a joy to watch as he grew into an independent young man and father with so many opportunities ahead of him. Houston left his mark on this world and will be missed but not forgotten.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

Those wishing to honor Houston may make a donation in Houston's name to the Texas Youth Hunting Program, 6644 FM 1102, New Braunfels, Texas 78132 (210) 930-2177 or  to a Memorial Educational Fund for his children wire transfer routing 121000248: Jase L. Arrowood acct #5481834074 and Macy R. Arrowood acct #5481869898 at Wells Fargo in Friendswood, TX.

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25 thoughts on “Houston Lee Arrowood”

  1. George & Eileen Dudley

    Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Houston Arrowood. You are in our prayers and in our hearts.

  2. Dear Ann and Les, Paul and Eric and family, we are saddened to learn of Houston's passing. You provided a beautiful testimony of his life. May God comfort you in the days ahead. With sympathy and love, Mary Haynes.

    1. Ann, Les and Family, we are so very sorry to learn of Houston's passing. May all of your beautiful memories fill your hearts and help ease you pain. With sincere sympathy, Marsha and Randy Ray

  3. Kathy Lincecum

    We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Houston . We send our deepest heartfelt condolences to his entire family.
    Kathy & Skipper Lincecum

  4. What an awful thing. I am saddened by your loss and sorrow Ann and Les, know that others care. May good memories help you all cope in the days ahead. Joanne Haupt

  5. Ann I'm so sorry to hear about Houston. I know he was your world. I'm praying for you and the family! Remember all the precious memories you had with him. He will live on through those babies.
    Paula Kelly

  6. Margaret Walker

    Ann and Les my heart goes out to you. Everyone is in my prayers. Enjoyed Houston at all the birthday parties. He was so personable and
    fun. God bless Houston and his family.

  7. Sherry Scrivens Peoria,Il

    To the Bergsten , Arrowood family,and friends, How awful is this .I am so sorry for the loss of Houston my heart breaks for all of you .God took him away to young. Think of all Memories you have cherished in your hearts. There is no words I can say to ease the pain you all are going through.

  8. Bill and Pat Jankovsky

    Les and Ann,
    We are so sorry for your loss of Houston at such a young age. But he had a lot of fun times for his years.
    Pat and I have fond memories of playing Ladder Golf against him and enjoying his intense competitive spirit.
    Bill and Pat Jankovsky

  9. Cohen and Angela Reagan

    Prayers and condolences from all of us. We have some many wonderful memories of the fine young man Houston was. We met Houston when he was 6 years old and had visited with him recently. We were proud of the man he had become and all he had accomplished the last several years. Although he no longer walks beside us he walks amongst us.

  10. Our deepest condolences to the family and we pray for you. Never got to know him but know his dad Sam very well. Rest in Peace Houston. Kelly (Samples) Harvey.

  11. Roylene Arrowood Wilson, Cross Plains, Tx

    We are very sorry to hear about Houston Lee. Please know your family from Cross Plains hold you in our heart at this sad time. Our prayers will be with you!
    Roylene Arrowood, Don, Richard & James Wilson ❤️

  12. Ann, my love & deepest, heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, your family, & his children & fiance. I honestly can not imagine what you are going through & hope I never have to find out.
    One thing I know for sure is how much you adored him & that is one fact he could never question! Now I hope you get the chance to show that love & adoration to his beautiful children!
    Wish I could be there with you, but I am not able to. Keeping you all in my prayers! Hugs from Peoria!
    Dawn Higdon

  13. Susie and Steve

    We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Just know that we are here for you in your tome of need. May God provide you with peace in your time of grief. We will never forget Houston. We love you Pooh.
    Love Steve and Susie

  14. Deborah Mitchell

    My deepest condolences to you Ann and your family. I'm praying God's comfort and peace.
    Deborah Mitchell

  15. Shelley and Scott Graham

    My dear friend Ann and family..When I 1st met Houston here in Florida I knew he was a Great guy.. Knowing his mom I knew he couldn't be anything but. Please know our thoughts are with you every day .

  16. Sharon & Ken Eberhardt

    Our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to you Dear Friend. Our Heart hurts for you in this terrible time. Also for all of the lives that Houston touched in his short lifetime, he will be Greatly missed. You had a Wonderful son and will be able to Cherish all of the Memories to pass on to your Grandchildren. Love you Dear Friend

  17. Susan, Terry & Sean Edwards

    This is written with such a heavy heart. Our families have grown up together here in Friendswood and not to long ago Sean and I ran into Houston at the grocery store. He was all grown up and doing the right things, working hard and providing for his beautiful family. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. ♥

  18. Dear Les, Ann and all concerned:
    My deepest, heartfelt condolences on the passing of this extraordinary young man. My prayers go out for all of those affected by this huge loss.
    Pastor Paul Arnold

  19. Dear Ann,

    Sweetie, I am so very sorry for the loss of Houston. He was so very sweet, and genuinely the most down to earth kid on the planet. We are here for you if you ever need anything.
    Love Coni and Family

  20. Ms. Arrowood & the family,
    I am deeply sorry for you and your family's loss. No words can express the pain that you are going through and my prayer for you is that God will give you all strength to face the days that are coming ahead without your precious Houston. May God continue to comfort you all during this trying time. It was a pleasure to have known Houston. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

    Love Della Stewart

  21. Sam and family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. Prayers going up for all of you at this most difficult time.

  22. Sam and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are sending prayers to all of you in this time of need. You are in our thoughts.

  23. Bryant and Janet Austin

    Dear Ann. Les and Family:
    We are very sorry to learn of Houston's accident. There are no words to ease your pain so we are offering a silent prayer that the Lord will draw you near and comfort you in the tender way that only He can at this difficult time. With Loving Sympathy and Concern,
    Bryant and Janet Austin

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