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My brother Alan passed this morning. He was a long-time member but I never found out his username (I didn't want to - in case we had disagreed :giggle:).


My fondest memory was being with him (right) and my father in Miami for the Super Bowl in 2009. As cancer ravaged his body over the last 18 months, one of the things that gave him comfort - and a welcome distraction from the relentless pain - was talking to me about the latest Saints news & rumors.

I can't express just how special this memory is. Sports are so much more than sports.

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My brother Alan passed this morning. He was a long-time member but I never found out his username (I didn't want to - in case we had disagreed :giggle:).


My fondest memory was being with him (right) and my father in Miami for the Super Bowl in 2009. As cancer ravaged his body over the last 18 months, one of the things that gave him comfort - and a welcome distraction from the relentless pain - was talking to me about the latest Saints news & rumors.

I can't express just how special this memory is. Sports are so much more than sports.

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RIP Alan. Very sorry for your loss
 
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Alan Arnold, Jr's Obituary

On April 28th, 2020, Alan Courtenay Arnold, Jr., devoted husband and father, passed away after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. He leaves behind a loving wife of 20 years, Miriam (Mimi) Courtney Arnold, and three sons, Graham, Tripp, and John David.

Alan was born in New Orleans on July 2, 1973, to Alan Courtenay Arnold and Mary Elizabeth (Bette) Selser Arnold. The oldest of three, he is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Arnold Park, MD (Christopher Park, MD) of Mobile, AL and his brother, Richard Arnold of New Orleans. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard E. Selser MD (Frances Gordon) of Baton Rouge and H. Wilson Arnold (Clara Mae Saucier) of New Orleans.

Alan grew up salt-water fishing and loyally following Saints football, passions that never faded. He attended Isidore Newman School, earning a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated in 1995 with Honors in Political Science and International Studies, Phi Beta Kappa. After college, he moved to Washington DC to work as a consultant for Furash & Company and Pricewaterhouse Coopers before obtaining an MBA from the Wharton School of Business with a concentration in real estate.

Alan and Mimi moved to Houston in 2002, where Alan joined a real estate investment firm, Lionstone Investments. Over the next ten years, he sourced properties across the country while mentoring a talented group of analysts—fostering friendships along the way. In 2013, Alan joined the Rice University Management Company, directing real-estate investments. Over his years at Rice, his work helped significantly increase the funds available for scholarships and basic scientific research. Alan took pride in his team’s projects, including renovations to Rice Village and the Sears Building to create—with many partners—an innovation hub (The Ion).

Alan put his faith into action. At Saint Anne’s Catholic Community, he was a member of Teams of Our Lady, served on the Finance Board, the School Board, and the Generations of Faith Committee, which spearheaded fundraising for a recent expansion. He was also a board member of Covenant House Texas, the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the Bayou Breakfast Club and St Charle's Bay Hunting Club.

Alan’s life reflected his intellectual curiosity, a strong faith that deepened during his cancer journey, and a loving commitment to his family and friends. He was most passionate about his calling as a father, coaching his sons in soccer and basketball, regularly engaging them in lively discussions, and sharing his love of the outdoors.

A family graveside service will be held soon, followed by a Memorial Mass at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant House (covenanthousetx.org) or to the St. Anne’s Catholic Community (2140 Westheimer, Houston TX 77098). Please specify that your gift is in memory of Alan Arnold for the Generations of Faith campaign.
 

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Oh My... How Sad... Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your brother.

My brother passed in 2009... and with my mother in aging health at 77.. and all the things we have going on, business', property etc.... I really need him in my life and I counted on him to be here and help me as I aged... But he is not here... It was suicide.. I will never forget our last conversation... I wish that I had just told him that I loved him and to just come home.

and to make matters worse.. My cousin.. Born in 72... Who grew up with me on the farm.. Sat with my grandparents at the farm dinner table.. so many different things.. We were so close... He passed just two years ago just two weeks to the day after my birthday. We had been riding motorcycles... He drank himself to death... Alcohol Poisoning is a real thing people...

The irony with him is this... He was in the oil field.. He wanted to be in whatever the next project my family started in from the ground up... He was looking for a trailer to put by a lake to live as he was getting a divorce and stayed gone two weeks in the oil field and two weeks off...

1 year after his passing my family started working on building an RV park from scratch at Lake Texoma...

His ashes are buried here at the bottom of this Flag by the Highway and the Park Sign.... Such a bitter sweet display of irony.

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I knew him since the day he was born... We were like Brothers... We spent many a night at the lake or at the Grandparents for Christmas day... His third wife of 1 year.. 1 year.. Who he hated and was divorcing got his Home, Truck, Harley, Tractor and all that property that he bought... and I got a memory and a 20 pound sledgehammer from the back of his truck.

Not that I wanted a Damned thing.. I just wanted him in my life... But when they say: "Life Ain't Fair and the World is Mean.".. They mean it.

Yes... I share your pain my Whodat Friend... I can only say that one day God will reveal all the reasons why to the questions that we don't understand today... "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. "

God Bless you my Friend...
 

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Alan Arnold, Jr's Obituary

On April 28th, 2020, Alan Courtenay Arnold, Jr., devoted husband and father, passed away after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. He leaves behind a loving wife of 20 years, Miriam (Mimi) Courtney Arnold, and three sons, Graham, Tripp, and John David.

Alan was born in New Orleans on July 2, 1973, to Alan Courtenay Arnold and Mary Elizabeth (Bette) Selser Arnold. The oldest of three, he is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Arnold Park, MD (Christopher Park, MD) of Mobile, AL and his brother, Richard Arnold of New Orleans. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard E. Selser MD (Frances Gordon) of Baton Rouge and H. Wilson Arnold (Clara Mae Saucier) of New Orleans.

Alan grew up salt-water fishing and loyally following Saints football, passions that never faded. He attended Isidore Newman School, earning a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated in 1995 with Honors in Political Science and International Studies, Phi Beta Kappa. After college, he moved to Washington DC to work as a consultant for Furash & Company and Pricewaterhouse Coopers before obtaining an MBA from the Wharton School of Business with a concentration in real estate.

Alan and Mimi moved to Houston in 2002, where Alan joined a real estate investment firm, Lionstone Investments. Over the next ten years, he sourced properties across the country while mentoring a talented group of analysts—fostering friendships along the way. In 2013, Alan joined the Rice University Management Company, directing real-estate investments. Over his years at Rice, his work helped significantly increase the funds available for scholarships and basic scientific research. Alan took pride in his team’s projects, including renovations to Rice Village and the Sears Building to create—with many partners—an innovation hub (The Ion).

Alan put his faith into action. At Saint Anne’s Catholic Community, he was a member of Teams of Our Lady, served on the Finance Board, the School Board, and the Generations of Faith Committee, which spearheaded fundraising for a recent expansion. He was also a board member of Covenant House Texas, the Urban Land Institute, and a member of the Bayou Breakfast Club and St Charle's Bay Hunting Club.

Alan’s life reflected his intellectual curiosity, a strong faith that deepened during his cancer journey, and a loving commitment to his family and friends. He was most passionate about his calling as a father, coaching his sons in soccer and basketball, regularly engaging them in lively discussions, and sharing his love of the outdoors.

A family graveside service will be held soon, followed by a Memorial Mass at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Covenant House (covenanthousetx.org) or to the St. Anne’s Catholic Community (2140 Westheimer, Houston TX 77098). Please specify that your gift is in memory of Alan Arnold for the Generations of Faith campaign.
Wow.......your brother had a powerful education. Such a tragic loss.

Prayers up for you & your family. You are a loving & outstanding brother! 😍

God speed and peace to all that loved your brother 🙏🏻
 

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