Michael E. Halvorsen (’94, ’96)

Michael Emmanuel Halvorsen, 48 of Pasadena, TX, passed away on July 7, 2020. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00 am at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church in Deer Park, TX. It will be followed with a rosary at 9:30 am. The funeral mass will follow at 10:00 am officiated by Fr. Reginald Samuels. Following the mass, a funeral procession will be led to Grandview Cemetery located at 8501 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena, TX 77505 for the graveside service. Reception to follow at Casa Ole located at 7750 Spencer Hwy. Pasadena, TX 77505. Michael was born in Houston, Texas to Mike and Linda Halvorsen on December 21, 1971. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Deer Park High School in 1990. In 1996, he graduated with a bachelor of science in biology and a bachelor of science in anthropology from the University of Houston. In 2000 he began his medical studies at the Universidad de Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He received his medical degree in 2004. Michael had a passion for learning and enjoyed the academia. He developed a love for classical music, especially for compositions by Yo-Yo Ma. Fascination with Asian cultures inspired him to travel to China to tutor students in English. Thailand was on his list of future endeavors. Michael is survived by his son, Max Halvorsen, and his mother, Gabriela S. Halvorsen. He is survived by his loving parents, Mike and Linda Halvorsen of Pasadena, Texas; Lisa Gregory, sister and husband, Rodney along with their children, Madeline Jane and Addison of Friendswood, TX; Melinda Hawkins, sister and her children, Jack and Annie of Pasadena, TX; Edward Halvorsen, brother of Pasadena, TX ; Amanda Gonzalez, sister and husband, Gilbert and their son, Noah Finn of Humble, TX and many more extended family members and friends. Memorial Contributions can be made to: NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illnesses in Michael’s honor. Please click on the link below. https://donate.nami.org/Michael-E-Halvorsen The Halvorsen family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to all who have supported them during this difficult time. Due to the circumstances of Covid-19 words and thoughts of condolences may be sent to : Mike and Linda Halvorsen 7222 Lance Ave. Pasadena, TX 77505

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