In Memory of Daren Livingston

Daren Vann Livingston, 55, of Brookshire, Texas, died unexpectedly on April 29, 2017. He suffered a heart attack while atop his favorite polo pony playing a Saturday morning match. There was no better way for this man to have left this earth.

Bryan Middleton leading Daren Livingston's horse, Pepper, for the riderless horse memorial. Photo by Kaylee Wroe.
Bryan Middleton leading Daren Livingston’s horse, Pepper, for the riderless horse memorial. Photo by Kaylee Wroe.

Daren was born on April 7, 1962, in Los Angeles, California, to parents Bud and Ann (Bowling) Livingston. He is preceded in death by his father, Bud Livingston and his brother, Shannon Lee. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Livingston of Brookshire, Texas, his mother, Ann Livingston of Bristow, Oklahoma, brother, Buddie Livingston of Bristow, Oklahoma, and sister, Dana Livingston of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are countless friends who are just like family that will mourn his passing.

At the time of his death his was Vice President of Marketing for DRI Logistics, a provider and vendor for drilling rigs and oil field equipment. For the past 30 years, he also worked in the polo industry training horses, coaching and playing. He was manager of the Houston Polo Club for over 15 years. Daren enjoyed his work with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo raising funds for student scholarships

Daren graduated from Tulsa Memorial High School in 1980 and went on to attend the University of Oklahoma earning a BBA in finance. While attending college, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He loved the “Sooners” and his anthem for his life was “Boomer Sooner,” he was Sooner born and Sooner bred.

Daren with Julie Rae, Courtney Price and Maria Hartley. Photo by Kaylee Wroe.
Daren with Julie Rae, Courtney Price and Maria Hartley. Photo by Kaylee Wroe.

He fell in love with his wife, Tammy, while working at the L.A. Equestrian Center in Los Angeles, California. They were married on August 28, 1991, in Miami, Oklahoma, and have spent the last 25 years building a life together, raising horses, playing polo and loving on their pups.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, May 6, at Pecan Acres Polo Club in Simonton, Texas.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the following charities: Polo Players Support Group Inc., Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Judging Contest Committee or the American Heart Association. Daren will be forever young to his friends and family.

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