Ralston James Begnaud, 25, died unexpectedly December 4, 2020. Ralston was born in Houston on December 21, 1994. He grew up in the Sugar Creek neighborhood of Sugar Land, Texas where he attended Dulles Elementary and Dulles Junior High. He graduated from Archway Academy in May 2012. Ralston excelled in math and was a superstar on swim team, the tennis court and his skateboard. In July 2016, he became a certified diesel mechanic through Universal Technical Institute. He was happiest when using his creative mind and skills to help his friends and family. Ralston will be remembered most for his warm smile and contagious laughter — his heart was full of love and always open.
He is survived by his father Kevin Begnaud and stepfather Dave Riddle, sister Danielle Begnaud and brother-in-law Guillermo Hernandez Martinez, and grandparents Ronald and Kathleen Begnaud. He also leaves his faithful dog, Jade.
He was preceded in death by his dear mother, Nancy Ralston Diano, and grandparents Marvin (Pete) and Marjorie Ralston.
Because of COVID-19, there will be a private memorial service limited to immediate family. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions can be directed to Archway Academy, a high school for teens recovering from substance disorder and Cornerstone Team Counseling of Houston.