Ethan Henry Hogenson, passed away Monday 18 of November 2019 in West University, Houston, Texas.
Ethan was born on November 26, 1993 in Dayton, Ohio to parents Bill Edwin Hogenson and Kathleen Applegate Hogenson while living in Quito, Ecuador. He attended the Awty International School for 9-1/2 yrs and graduated high school from the British School of Houston. He attended St. Edward’s University for a year and then transferred to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He was enrolled and taking courses toward a Business degree at Ole Miss when he passed away. His family made lifelong friends with many of his classmates and their families, including his teachers and coaches.
Ethan’s passions in life were many. First and foremost was family. His parents, his sisters, his aunts and uncles, his cousins, his nieces and nephew. He also had a small group of very close friends, deep friendships held for many years. Ethan adored his sister Kindall, her brilliance, her beauty, her accomplishments and most of all, her extensive travel. He saw Damon, her serious boyfriend, to be the perfect match for her. Ethan was truly a great companion to both parents, he found much joy in teasing and finding ways to get his dad to laugh and always sought the advice and guidance of his mom over long walks and talks.
He enjoyed his older sisters Meghan and Claire and their whole families. He spent days and nights at the ranch with them telling stories, playing with their kids, his nieces and nephew, Emma, Bre and Maddox. They all jumped on the trampoline for many hours. And lest we forget, he loved learning the German brewing talents from his brother-in-law, Sascha.
The great outdoors was one of Ethan’s greatest passions. Ethan loved to travel and explore, visiting many of our national parks in the US and Canada. He shared this love with others, helping them slow down in life to absorb nature’s extreme beauty. He introduced his mother to the wonder of the tallest trees in the world, in northern California and still had time on the same trip to introduce her to Grace and Frankie which they “binged watched” as they laughingly traveled together.
His pursuit of sports was boundless and included all in which he could participate that time would permit. Sports for him included: cycling, running, soccer, baseball, tennis, rock climbing, just to name a few. Later life saw him limited by a serious hip injury that forbid most all of those activities. Despite this, Ethan was not deterred, he developed other exercise routines that included yoga and walking, along with healthy eating that helped him develop a more pain-free lifestyle.
Ethan had a great fondness and wonderful memories of two pets growing up: Harley, a Golden Retriever and Gus, a black and tan hound. He loved Harley for his friendliness and Gus for his athleticism and intelligence. When Harley grew to full size and Ethan was 10 or 11 years old, a doughnut bed was bought for Harley. Ethan found it more to his liking and slept in it for about 6 months. Much to Harley’s dismay, he had to sleep elsewhere.
How does one describe the young man we referred to as Ethan? Ethan made an impact on everyone he encountered, including teachers, classmates, fellow travelers and family. All came to know his kindness, generosity, and humility. He could be counted on to put others before himself. He pushed those around him to practice honesty and listen. He had an uncanny wisdom to understand the character of humankind. In many respects, those that came into his inner circle learned more from him than he learned from them.
Ethan is survived by his father Bill Edwin Hogenson and mother Kathleen Applegate Hogenson of Houston, Texas, and sisters Kindall Hogenson, Meghan (and Sascha) Tibo, and Claire Hogenson, his grandparents Terry (and Jan) Applegate, Ed Hogenson, his great aunt and uncle, Tim (and Pat) Applegate, his aunts and uncles, Drs. Tad (and Mary) Applegate, Tony (and Sheila) Applegate, Teresa (and Mike) Tennis, Debbie (and Wayne) Spittler, and his many close knit set of cousins with whom he spent countless activities and time, John, Jim, Wyatt, Wil and Rachel Applegate, Jenny (and Jeff) Blanford, Alec and Katie Tennis and Daniel (and Sayra) Spittler. He was so very loved by them all.
For those desiring, and in lieu of customary remembrances, please consider a donation in Ethan’s honor to: http://bentonlearning.org/ or https://www.nationalparks.org/
Friends and family are cordially invited to gather with the Hogensons during a visitation from 10am followed by an 11am service and 12pm reception the morning of Saturday 23 of November at Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services, located at 1734 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098.