Gene Edward Muller, 59, passed away in Pueblo West, Colorado, on June 23, 2004, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Gene was born on March 19, 1945, in The Bronx, New York, to Eugene and Grace Muller. He was preceded in death by both. Dr. Muller is survived by his wife, Rhonda; his son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Tara Muller; and grandson, Mason Avery. Other survivors include his in-laws, Glen and Jean Stewart of Dallas, sisters-in-law, Kathy Blackwood and Karen Shelton; and brothers-in-law, Randy Stewart and William Stewart; as well as numerous cousins in New York. Gene attended Cardinal Hayes High School in The Bronx. Gene was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in the 173rd Airborne in Vietnam where he was exposed to Agent Orange which caused his cancer. Following his service in the Army, he attended C.W. Post College where he received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Psychology. Dr. Muller went on to earn a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Muller was employed for six years by the Corpus Christi Independent School District as Director of Developmental Services. Following his tenure with CCISD, Gene opened a private practice in psychology. After fourteen years in practice, he and his wife relocated to Pueblo, Colorado, where he was Mental Health Coordinator for the Youthful Offenders System. Dr. Muller was also adjunct professor of psychology at Del Mar College, Corpus Christi State University, and Colorado State University - Pueblo. Gene loved skiing and taught at Monarch Ski Area for five years where he was a level two ski instructor. He also enjoyed scuba diving, and riding his Harley. Gene was a wine enthusiast who enjoyed many trips with family and friends to the wine country. Gene was a founding member of the 340 club in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is survived by other 340 club members including: Mike Morris, Alan Fisher, Fred Dreiling, and Peter Avots who will be honorary pall bearers. Graveside services with full military honors were held at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. A memorial service will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Calvary Chapel, 412 S. McCulloch Blvd. in Pueblo West. Special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care for the care and support provided to Gene and Rhonda during this time. The family respectfully requests donations in lieu of flowers to: Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Boulevard Way, Pueblo, Colorado 81005 Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Rhonda:
    By reading Dr. Muller’s obituary it seemed he lived a very full life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He is at peace now and no longer suffering. My own husband is battling Huntington’s disease at the age of 50 so i know what is ahead of me. Keep the faith. Please come see us when you are in CC next time.
    Lisa Nemec
    Ed Partridge, CPA

  2. Dear Rhonda,
    We had learned of Gene’s diagnosis from Sarah and Alan since we all attend St. Andrew’s Catholic Church and now we are saddened by the news that he lost his battle. We have such fond memories of those days on Walnut Hills…you two were the consumate hosts and dearest of friends. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and hope that our paths will one day cross again.
    Love, Rhonda & Sam

  3. Dear Rhonda,
    I was so sorry to read about Gene’s death. What a nice man! What a good man! He was always in such a happy mood when I encountered him at Del Mar. He was a good teacher and I was proud to have him as an adjunct.
    I wish you and your family peace and understanding.

    Nancy Bowen

  4. Dear Rhonda,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your loved ones at this time. May God bless you always. Elizabeth and Robert McClung

  5. Dear Rhonda and family,

    I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you. Please, let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    Sincerely,

    Nancy L. Ausbun
    121 W.Sterling Pl.
    Pueblo West, Co. 81007
    719-647-8875 home
    719-560-5528 work

  6. Rhonda, know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed talking to Dr. Mueller during your visits to the office. He had such a sweet nature about him. I feel I knew him longer than I’ve been here through the stories Fisher and Janeen told us and will continue to tell about the fun and good work he did. Take care of yourself.
    Norma Trejo
    Office of Alan T. Fisher, Ph.D.

  7. Rhonda:
    Donna and I were greatly saddend at learning of Gene’s death.We both have fond memories of our days with you as members of the Corpus Covette club.
    His classic”FIBERGLASSAPHILA:A Case Study” is a joy to read and I will recirculate it with current members in his memory.
    Tim Painschab

  8. Rhonda,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. We have all been praying for a long time and now Gene is at peace. I’m sure that you are exhausted and completely empty right now. Gene would want you to take good care of yourself and lead a very full life. Our love is with you each day. Pattie and Monte Floerke

  9. Dear Rhonda,

    We were distressed and sad to hear of Gene’s passing. We have said many prayers over the last few months for you and Gene. Your loss in monumental but we hope that his positive outlook and spirit will assist you in the coming months.

    The picture in the obituary in The Caller Times and on this Website is excellent and captures our memories of Gene. We appreciated your diagnosis of cancer due to Agent Orange since so many Vietnam Veterans seem to have experienced medical and life-shortening problems due to that insidious biochemical.

    Please share our condolences with Sean, Tara and Mason Avery.

    Sincerely and With Highest Regards,

    Bob and Frances Mims

  10. Dear Rhonda, I am so sorry to learn that Gene has passed away. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers.
    Gene was very helpful to me when I was in my practicum and I enjoyed his good sense of humor.
    May God bless you. Love, Sue

  11. I was so saddened to hear about Gene’s passing. He was a wonderful Professor at USC and well liked by all of his students. He touched us all by his knowledge in the field of psychology and what we learned under his teaching will be with us for a lifetime.

  12. I was so sorry to hear that Gene had lost his brave battle to cancer. He was such a good man with a big heart. I will always look back with fond memories of working with him at YOS in Denver and Pueblo. I will think of him each time I walk the “Muller Mile” at YOS. My heart goes out to his wife and family.

  13. I am saddened by Gene’s passing. He was a valued colleague and friend for several years while in Corpus Christi. Condolences to his wife and family. Gene

  14. What a guy! He and Fisher were quite a team.
    He will be long remembered.
    Billie Watson Robinson
    retired CCISD co-worker

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