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Michael Lloyd Argall
Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home
9700 Anderson Mill Road
Austin, TX
Michael Lloyd Argall Michael Lloyd Argall was called to ride the roads of Heaven on Saturday June 28, 2008. He left our world doing what he loved, cycling! Michael was born in Spokane, Washington on March 3rd, 1963. He graduated from Crockett High School in Austin, TX in 1981. He then joined the US Air Force where he served for 20 years in active and reserve duty. He is a Desert Storm War veteran. In 1988 he joined the Travis County Sheriffs office where he most recently worked as a safety officer for the Corrections Bureau; he was known as the heart of the unit. Everybody at the Sheriffs office knew, loved and respected Michael. He was always cheerful, content and willing to step up when needed. In the past, he was known to minister and pray with the inmates at the Del Valle facility. Michael always participated with the Brown Santa Christmas program and the Texas Police Games where he was a frequent medal winner. Michael is the oldest of two children and the big brother to Kris Argall. He was a loving and devoted father of three children Sydney (21), Nathan (18) and Daniel (15). He remained close to his ex-wife, Shamayne Argall, and her family and was soon to be engaged to Cecilia Turrin, his long time girlfriend whom he loved dearly. Michael is survived by his grandmother, Helen Argall, Aunt Dionne and Uncle Gil Kempenich and many cousins. Michael had countless friends whom he touched over the years. Michael never knew a stranger and loved you before he knew you. He had a unique sense of humor, often smiling or laughing even at his own corny jokes. He found joy and humor in the simplest things in life. Michael had several great and encompassing loves in his life. First and foremost, he was the loving father to his three children. He was a devoted Christ follower and compassionate servant to the Lord who gave willingly of his time. Michael had an ardent love for cycling, which started in high school. He found his greatest passion as a fitness coach for cycling and running with Rogue Training Systems. He was a very encouraging and inspirational coach to those he trained. Michael would want us to celebrate his life. He was a loving man and a man of God. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday July 1st at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills. Please join us as we celebrate his life at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 2nd at Gateway Church (7104 McNeil Dr., Austin, TX 78729). Graveside services will follow for family and close friends. To honor Michael, type in his last name at to share your thoughts and experiences with his Family and Friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Helping Hand Home for Children or Mission Possible! Austin Children's Camps.

Published by Austin American-Statesman on Jul. 1, 2008.
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Michael, I think about you daily. I miss you. Yesterday I was downloading video from my camera and came across the video of Nathan's garaduation party at my house on June 7th. It is still so unreal. You look so good. The next day we all went to his graduation and then out to eat. You, me, Shamayne, Lisa and the kids. We all laughed and enjoyed each other's company. I hugged you outside as we parted "see ya later". Less than 3 weeks later you were gone. I have this perpetual lump in my throat that I know will go away with time. I know you are really living life now, but I just miss you.

Love, Cara
October 3, 2008
I knew Michael many years ago and have wonderful memories of Michael and his family. We are praying for Michael's family and friends. May God comfort you and may the happy memories help you smile. Michael had an amazing smile!
Linda Haedge
July 31, 2008
I can't believe it has been 4 weeks sense we lost Michael. I am thinking of you & praying for you; CC, Kris, Sydney, Nathan & Daniel.
God Bless!
July 26, 2008
I can't believe it has been 4 weeks sense we lost Michael. I am thinking of you & praying for you; CC, Sydney, Nathan & Daniel.
God Bless!
Elizabeth Wright
July 26, 2008
Kris and family,

I am so saddened by your loss. Michael was a wonderful man. I am grateful to have met him. My prayers are with you.
Paula Newman
July 24, 2008
I only had occasion to meet Michael once or twice. I worked with Shamayne and got to be around the kids.

My heart goes out to each of you.
Coty DeLacretaz
July 20, 2008
I was just thinking of Michael a day or two ago. Remembering camping at Rocky Hill and riding with him on a sweep lap for the 24 hour race. Just today I learned about this tragedy. Our hearts and warmest wishes go out to Cecilia and his family.
John and Kati
July 18, 2008
My prayers are with the family. Continue to rely on God for strength.
Jay Herring
July 13, 2008
My prayers and condolences for the family and friends of Michael Argall who lead a spiritual and purposeful life. May he rest in peace with the lord whose judgement we must accept.
A. delacruz
July 7, 2008
Thank you Michael for our times together. Each time I was around you, I left feeling better about myself & life! That is an amazing gift. I would leave our time together and wonder how you did that. Then I would be reminded that it was your incredible personal relationship that you had with God. I always looked forward to our times together. It won't end now...I will continue to think of you and thank God for the impact you had on my life.
You made a huge difference in my life and many others. Thank you for taking the time share God's spirit with me.

One of your many grateful friends~
Trey Sheffield
July 7, 2008
Thank you for being an awesome Christian, and an inspiration to the world!
Tamra Grahn
July 6, 2008
God bless your family. You are in heaven with our LORD.
Carol Peterson
July 5, 2008
Daniel, Nathan and Sydney -

We were so sad to hear about your dad. I remember when Daniel joined out cub scout pack, Michael was very involved in the Brown Santa program. He was instrumental in getting our pack involved as well. It was a project which the kids really enjoyed and we continued for many years. We still have the patches he gave us for participating. He also attended the pack meeting when we were honoring the armed forces and talked about his experience in the military. Your dad was a kind and generous man who will be very much missed by everyone who came in contact with him.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jerry, Merry, Ryan and Justin Rightmer
July 3, 2008
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father! My prayers are with you and your family.
Egina Siddall
July 3, 2008
Michael, Sharmaine (so sorry if misspelled), Sydney, Daniel and Nathan were my next door neighbors when I moved to Austin eight years ago. Life circumstances changed and they moved from next door and I have missed them all since. Michael was an exceptionally friendly and helpful neighbor. He was an avid cyclist, and a great giver to the community. He relished his work with Brown Santa. I remember frying turkeys one Christmas with he and his family along with my visiting family; he lent quite a hand in my first attempt in the turkey frying. My Dad really enjoyed listening to the stories Michael told of his Air Force experiences. My sympathies and my condolences to his family, his extended family and to Cecilia and all those that knew him. God has taken back one of his angels; his work may be done here but God must have some additional plans for him to which Michael will be up to the task. May God comfort Michael's family and the family of his friends.
WD Carmichael
July 3, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers go to Michael's family and Cecilia. He was a great cycling coach, and I am glad to have had the opportunity to have met him.
Gabby Juarez
July 2, 2008
This Note is for all of the Argall family, but especially "long hair" Dan-as Garrett would always call you :-) After reading your dads memorial Dan, your heart sounds as big as your dads. You were so kind to have the music memorial for Garrett after he died in February. I can not express to you how much better that made Duncan, Nigel and I feel. I only wish that now we could offer you some comfort in return. Your act of kindness was the passing along of that love that came from your father. As long as you continue to breath and do good, his love will live on through you. Please know that Duncan and I are here for you ANY time. God will bless you. I have asked Garrett to greet your dad and give him the biggest hug possible.
Duncan Russell and Katherine von Alt
July 2, 2008
Cecilia, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones during this difficult time.
Carole Wall
July 2, 2008
I feel blessed to have known Micheal. He was always happy with a smile and glint in his eye. He never had a negative thing to say about any thing or any one. He will be missed, along with his jokes. My prayers go out to his children and extended family. And as everyone said, he knew God and is sitting in Heaven know. (We love you Micheal)
Linda Brooks
July 2, 2008
I'll always have a piece of chocolate saved out for you. Your smile and heart will be missed around the Complex.

May God comfort your family during this hard time and help them remember all the good times they had with you.
July 2, 2008
Michael and I served together on the production team at Gateway (in the old building). He always came in with a smile, served willingly, and left smiling too. Like everyone who knew him, I can't picture him without that grin. Michael truly had a servant's heart, and he shared his joy, his joie de vivre, with everyone around him. To his family and friends: I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss. I pray that you will feel God's peace, and that in time you will remember only the good, not the injustice of Michael's being taken too early. He loved you. Always remember that.
Lisa Reid
July 2, 2008
I attend Gateway and wish I could of had more time to know him. What a great guy.
Thanks for serving the Lord and spreading the message.
My prayers are with the family.
Renee Bekkelund
July 2, 2008
Michael was my brother in law for many years and I have always considered him as family. He and I were the first in laws welcomed into a big loving family and we shared many great times together. He was truly one of a kind, a loving dad, wonderful friend, kind person, always willing to help, always serving. It has been inspirational to see how many lives he touched and what a impact he had on people. I have missed seeing him over the years, but I am happy his life has been so meaningful. We will love and take care of his family in his absense, and we will miss him tremendously.

Audie Woolley
July 2, 2008
My father, David Maldonado, described him as his best friend in all of Austin. On behalf of myself and the Patient Administration Section of the 115th Combat Support Hospital in Camp Bucca, Iraq, we send our thoughts and prayers to his family in this difficult time.
SPC Joseph A. Galvan
July 2, 2008
My sincerest condolences to Michael's family. He was a great coach and super guy. He will be missed.
Peter Comer
July 2, 2008
I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Alex Teague
July 2, 2008
Mike will be missed by so many. What a wonderful person he was. May God bless his family during this difficult time.
David Balagia
July 2, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are all praying for you in your time of sorrow
Heidi, Tom, Jennifer and Kelly Sjoerdsma
July 2, 2008
We've known each other for 19 years and you were always very dedicated to your job. You will be missed at TCSO. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Ronnie & Jeanne Plant
July 2, 2008
Our sincerest prayers are with Michael's loved ones during this time of tragic loss.
Rick & Kristin Castillo, Gateway Church family
July 2, 2008
Michael-aka "Biker Guy", YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so glad I had the opportunity to serve with you at Gateway..You have been a true inspiration to all that you have touched in your life time.
Sunny Broam
July 2, 2008
May he be at peace with our Heavenly Father. I will keep his family in my prayers.
Sunny Broam
July 2, 2008

I'm so sorry for your loss. Michael was a beautiful spirit and will be deeply missed.

July 2, 2008
My sincere condolences to Michael's family and friends. Such a sad, sad thing... you are in my prayers.
Duncan Granger
July 2, 2008
My condolences go out to Michael's family and friends. I'm very sorry for such a loss, but I know he's in a better place. God bless.
Hector M. Sanchez
July 2, 2008
I'm so sorry, Cecilia. I hope in the passing days you and Michael's children, family and loved ones can find some comfort within the grief. It is so hard to lose a loved one so suddenly - my thoughts are with you all.
Tracy Carnley
July 2, 2008
I am saddened because this life was cut short by our calculations as humans, however, God knows what is best. As a result, I am also happy because Michael knew the Lord and will rest in Heaven now. Be encouraged and look to God for Strength.
Kasben Harris
July 2, 2008
My condolences go out to Michael's family and friends. Michael was such a positive person and a great coach. I had the privilege to join one of his riding groups last year with Rogue (my very first) and it was an awesome experience. I very much appreciated the time and care he devoted to his riding group. Please know Michael's family and friends are in our thoughts.
Tammy Sokol
July 2, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Mike's family. We're so sorry for your loss.

Joe & Greta
Joe Parr
July 2, 2008
Dan and Nathan,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy Nettles
July 1, 2008
Dear Kris,
We were so sad to hear about your brother he sounded like a great guy with a zest for life! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..Love, Russell & Stacey Beal
Stacey Beal
July 1, 2008
"Socks", you will be missed. You always had a smile and a laugh for anyone that you met. Brown Santa will not be the same without you. May your family have peace and remember the times you gave them.
Travis and Diana Lockhart
July 1, 2008
I miss seeing you around work. You always made my day better when it seemed the worst. Thank you, Michael, for the time that I had knowing you. I will deeply missed you.
Felicia Cabral
July 1, 2008
You are truly going to be missed.
When I joined the Sheriff's Office over 13 years ago, you helped teach me what it means to wear the badge. You taught me by your own example to treat everyone I worked with, both officers and inmates, with the utmost respect and courtesy, regardless of the situation. Your kindness and your love of helping people was visible in all that you did.
Every year at Christmas time my mother called me to say that she saw you at Brown Santa. She commented on how you always remembered who she was, and how nice you were. Thank you.
My thoughts and prayers will be with your family and loved ones. I also want your family to know that mine is just one of the many thousands of lives that you touched over the years. We are all better people for having known you.
I wish you God-speed on your journey.
Blake Wallace
July 1, 2008
Michael was my cycling coach for the past two years, and he brought so much joy to my riding as well as inpsiration for how to live a good life. He helped me through many struggles and his smiles and encouragement made the toughest hills bearable. I was honored to meet his beautiful daughter as she joined several of our classes. My heart goes out to Cecelia and the rest of Michael's family, co-workers, and friends. I'm still in shock that I won't see him again.
Valerie Pearcy
July 1, 2008
Nathan, our thoughts and prayers of love and support go out to you and your entire family. We are here for you for you to lean on now and always!
Javier, Jennie & Adam Huerta
July 1, 2008
may your earthly body rest in peace as you enter into a fantastic journey.

God Bless and Comfort your family and friends.
July 1, 2008
May God bring comfort to your family during this difficult time. You will be missed by your TCSO family too. Rest in peace Michael.
Carrie Singleton
July 1, 2008
Kris, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We're saddened by the unfairness of this all but I'll always remember Mike for the person that he was. And I'll always remember his smile. May your memories bring you comfort. God Bless You.
Debbie & Vincente Galloway
July 1, 2008
Michael you will be missed. Brown Santa will not be the same without "Socks" around to make us laugh. My thoughts and payers are with your family during this difficult time.
Donna Stirman
July 1, 2008
"Semper Gumby" Always Flexible. You will truly be missed Argall, You were a great guy, It has been a pleasure knowing you the last 7yrs. May you rest in Peace and watch over your family.
July 1, 2008
I met Michael along with Cecilia a few weeks ago when we all vacationed in South Padre. We met up on a dinner cruise, went sky rocketing, bungee jumping and dancing and it was like I'd known you guys forever. Thank you for those few hours, they will forever change my life. My thoughts are with you
Terra Smith
July 1, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Meredith & Kyle Brown
July 1, 2008
Your integrity and willingness to help anybody will always be remembered. It was truly an honor to know and respect you as a dedicated co-worker at TCSO. You were always a shining example and never waivered in your beliefs.
Jimmy Lewis
July 1, 2008
My God's love be with you all during this hard time and always. May you all find comfort in having the privilege to share his life even though it was taken so quick. God bless us all.
Daniel Lopez
July 1, 2008
Argall, you will be missed here.

-Escalon at Canyon Creek
July 1, 2008
We so sorry for your loss. Your children and family and friends are in our prayers.
Jill Beardsley
July 1, 2008
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Manuel Moran II
July 1, 2008
We are saddened by the lose of Michael, especially for Kris, her big brother, whom she dearly loved. You question life sometimes as to why this happens to good people. There are no answers. It was his time and he will be missed.
Jan - Vince Cowdrey
July 1, 2008
Argall, you will be deeply missed, you were one of the first officers I meet when I started working for TCSO. "Blessed are those who morn, for the shall be comforted" God Bless the Argall Family.
Arturo Reyes
July 1, 2008

Thanks for helping me laugh and make it through many days.

My condolences to Mike's family and friends.
Scott G.
June 30, 2008
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