NOVEMBER 19, 1961 - JUNE 13, 2018

Stephen Scott Griswold

November 19, 1961 – June 13, 2018

Stephen Scott Griswold, age 56, of Cedar Park, TX passed away unexpectedly on June 13.

Born in San Pedro, CA to Stephen Griswold and Brenda Ownby-Griswold. Raised in Houston, TX from a young age, he grew up riding his bicycle to his neighborhood Methodist church, and never meeting a stranger. Scott graduated from Cy-Fair High School in 1980. He met the love of his life while at work one day in January 1985. They married June 2, 1985, and began their journey through life together.

Scott always had a zest for life, and despite adversity, made numerous accomplishments during his time on earth. He first graduated from Houston Community College with an A.A. in Business Administration; moving on to St. Edward’s University where he earned a B.A in Psychology, and two Masters of Arts degrees in the social sciences; Scott also had his article discussing internet addiction published in one of the many psychology journals he enjoyed studying. He worked in numerous departments at SEU over the years, as well as volunteered as a counselor at the S.H.A.C.K. (Austin, TX), until he moved on to other endeavors at the time he completed his education in 2005. He ultimately retired in 2007 to spend more time with his beloved family.

Through his daily commute to work and school, Scott also befriended local Austin icon and celebrity, Leslie. Scott was proud to call him a friend. Scott was born to be a Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved his team, win or lose. He instilled that same passion for Cowboys football in his daughter, Amanda; he also enjoyed teasing his son-in-law, Justin, about his love for the Cowboys’ nemesis, the Washington Redskins. He loved nothing more than watching the two teams play against each other with Justin by his side. Scott had been active in numerous wheelchair sports, from racing to bocce ball for decades. He won copious awards for his various athletic achievements.

He was also a man of great faith. He spread the Word of God to everyone he met, and was a longtime member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Austin. He didn’t have a favorite Bible verse because he loved them all, and said that any of them could be applied to life at any time. He attended dozens of Bible studies over the years, and formed lifelong friendships there. He also went on an Emmaus Walk several years ago, and truly loved his experience.

Scott always had the same beautiful smile no matter what life threw in his direction. He worked very hard for many years to provide a good life for his wonderful wife and loving daughter, and bragged about them to anyone that would listen—and probably everyone else too. He had numerous accomplishments throughout his life, but he would be the first to tell you that his family was his most important. Scott was especially thrilled at becoming a grandfather; he could not wait for his first grandchild to arrive in January 2019.