• Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park
    Austin, TX
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Bryan Michael Ho 1994 - 2012
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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
I've posted Bryan's extended slideshow that we showed at the funeral. You can view it at


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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Got to meet Bryan and his family at Mills. Always so happy. Thanks for living a strong life.
Don, Caitlin & Anna Cash
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Brian was a great friend and a wonderful person to be around. He always had something to talk about that anyone could join in on. I will miss him
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Whenever I spent time with Bryan, he always made me laugh. His enthusiasm for life and all it had to offer was truly contagious. I loved ribbing him about the Aggies and hearing his thoughts on all subjects. Whenever I think of him, I will remember his joy and his unbridled zest for life. He will always be an inspiration. Grace and Stan, you also inspire me with your unflinching ability to seize all the opportunities you could for your family to experience a lifetime of joyful and wondrous times - and at the same time, to let Bryan live a typical life of a boy in school hanging out with friends and teachers. He truly had the best of both worlds, thanks to his amazing parents. Much love to all of you. Lisa Molina
Monday, November 19, 2012
Bryan touched so many lives at Bowie. He showed more courage than most. He had a positive outlook on life and the world. Even though it was a shortened life, he made the world a better place.
Carrie Hoffman-Howell
(Bowie H.S., Austin, TX)
Saturday, November 17, 2012
My condolences got out the the Ho family. Brian touched my heart when I met him in fifth grade. I remember how we would pretend his wheel chair was a race car and go racing down the hallway when no one was around. His sweet smile and laughter remains.
Cindy Anderson (Austin, TX)
Friday, November 16, 2012
What a blessing it has been to know Bryan. We will miss his infectious laughter, his wit, his intellect, his curiosity, his determination...all the many characteristics that made him such an amazing young man. We look toward the day we will meet him again in Paradise, perhaps on a football field, or playing soccer or snow skiing, but in the meantime we will cherish his memory and be grateful for the time we've had. We love you Bryan, and we will carry you in our hearts through eternity. David, Christy, Andi & Tommy Bearden
Friday, November 16, 2012
Brian was my good friend. I was his aid at Small and he taught me so much. We could talk football, car design, travel, and Feng Shui, my Chinese Astrology sign (rat) and on and on. He constantly impressed me with his wide interests, especially travel. He used to joke with me about what would happen if he were ever trapped in "old Mexico" and needed to get out and yep, I had a few words of advice. But he was never "trapped". He inspired me and many others!!
Friday, November 16, 2012
My life was enriched by having Bryan in my class as a freshman at Bowie High School. His determination as a student was an inspiration to all. I will always remember his infectious laugh that brought smiles and laughter to all.

Edward Howell (coach)
Friday, November 16, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Ho
I was priviliged to have had the opportunity to work with Bryan at Bowie. He was an inspiration to me and others. He was an amazing young man with a great enthusiasm for life. You are in my prayers.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Stan, Grace and Justin, words cannot describe how much I admire your endless enthusiasm to live life to the fullest. You do it with courage and grace, with the utmost positive outlook. I am your next door neighbor at work, and I didn't know about Bryan and Justin's true health concerns for sometime after I joined because of the way you guys lived your lives so full of energy. It has been an amazing experience reading through the obituary. It has ALWAYS been, and will always be, a true pleasure hearing about and seeing pictures of your family trips at work. My wife and I are saddened by Bryan's passing, but inspired by his living. We believe in an afterlife with heaven and everything, you know. We do not know if all that exists, but if it does as it does in our faith, we sincerely pray that Bryan is happy, peaceful, full of energy, and also in perfect health in that afterlife so he can now do all that he did on earth, and also all that he always wanted to.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Dear Stanley, Grace, and Justin - Thank you for everything you shared about Bryan. You have such an amazingly close an lovng family ... you are an inspiraton. We just wanted you all to know how much you are loved and how much you all mean to everyone who is blessed enough to know you. You are in our hearts.

With deepest condolences,
Friday, November 16, 2012
I had transfered from Anderson High School taking a position at Clint Small Middle School. I met Brian. Big smile, Aggie gear on and a friend to everyone. I had the great fortune to be able to be around him and with his brother Justin. They 're days filled arguements about UT and TAMU. It always made me laugh ,that they were so into that stuff and always had great come backs that were sometimes very dry and to the point. Thru these years i have met and gotten to know his parents and called from time to time to check up on him and listen to he and his brother argue over the phone.I will always feel blessed that i have been lucky enough to have been his friend and work with him and his brother. And we as people who have known him will always be the luckiest and be able to say we were truly blessed. I will miss you Brian. Mr. Watts
Friday, November 16, 2012
Bryan's brilliance and tenacity were matched with his unflaggingly positive attitude and his joie de vivre. He brightened and enlightened his English class last year with his determination to be a good student and a positive force for good. One of my favorite Bryan memories was when he dressed up in rapper garb for hip-hop spirit day; he was the epitome of cool! Thank you for sharing your indefatigable son with us; we will miss him, too. It is an honor to have known him. May God hold your family in the palm of your hand.
Friday, November 16, 2012
What an amazing young man. It was a honor to work with him.. he taught me more than he would ever know. God's blessings for your whole family, you are all inspirational and wonderful. Inez Montgomery (Bowie High School)
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Grace, Stanley, and Justin -we are so saddened to hear about Brian..BUT what a Beautiful, inspiring story - thank you for sharing - deeply touched by you all, and amazed at your strength! May God Bless you all and give you peace. Thank you too for all you have done for us in the Mills, Small, and Bowie communities! May your memories bring you comfort!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Dear Ho Family,
As I write this note, I look at the group pictures that Grace made for us while Bryan was in Mills PPCD. I am honored that I was able to know and work with Bryan and his family: each and every one of you meet each day with courage and live life to its fullest. May your treasured memories of the great times comfort you, and bring smiles to your faces, during this difficult time. Miss Beth
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Bryan was an amazing young man! Not surprising considering his amazing parents and family. You are in my prayers. Love, Kathy Hamon
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thank you Sherry, we are honored and deeply touched to hear about the tree. I'm sure Bryan is also thrilled about it!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Stanley and Grace, I read what you wrote in Bryan's obituary. I am sorry again for your loss. Your words described a wonderful family life with both Bryan and Justin, packed with so many big adventures and small pleasures. It has been many years since Stuyvesant HS. I never met Bryan and did not know this history, and I wish we could have met up when you all drove to the Northwest and down to the San Francisco Bay Area. You are amazing parents. Thank you for sharing all these moments.
Arthur Lee
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We will be planting a tree in our Grove of Champions in honor of Bryan at Clint Small Middle School . Bryan was an inspiration to so many students, teachers, parents and other staff at CSMS, I cannot speak for them all, but I know for certain he touched the lives of all who knew him. The obituary is perfect, thank you so much for sharing Bryan with us. And, Justin, we love you, too! We will be in touch about how we want to celebrate Bryan's life and remember him. Our best to you,
Sherry Lepine, PhD
Academic Dean at CSMS
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
loved the pictures!!! I also loved hearing his story told with humor and pluck - just like Bryan would do. He will be missed by all of us.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
So heartwarming. You are an inspiration to all families; living life. I was always impressed with Bryan's positive outlook. Thank you for sharing him.
Monday, November 12, 2012
What a beautiful story of an amazing young man's life. One of my first memories was Bryan telling me to put a "Shuburban" on our transportation word list in the writing center when he was 4. I didn't know he continued his love for them! Bryan's smile just made everyone happy. He was such an inspiration to so many children and teachers and because of him Mills Elementary became a school that focused on inclusiveness, compassion and caring. He is a student I will always remember. Love, Deb Hurst
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