In Memory

Kenneth Mueller

Date of Death:  February 16, 2021  64 yrs old

Cause of Death:  unknown (maybe cancer)



Ken Mueller, 64, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away on February 16, 2021 with loving family at his side.

A memorial service celebrating Ken’s life will be held on Friday, March 5th , 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at The Fort Worth Club, 306 W. 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Memorials:  The family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Catholic Charities, in lieu of flowers.

Born in Big Spring, Texas to Bill and Ethel Mueller, Ken graduated valedictorian of Permian High School class of 1975.  He earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Ken was known for his love of family and devout Catholic faith. He enjoyed being outdoors, deep sea fishing and participating in sporting clay events. He leaves treasured memories as a loving husband, cherished brother, proud father and amazing grandfather.

He was a dedicated partner at Cawley, Gillespie and Associates, Inc., petroleum engineering firm and an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Ken will be deeply missed by all the family and friends who survive him, including wife, Sandy; son, Robert and wife, Jill; son, Eric; sister, Terry McManigle Jones; brother, Wayne and wife, Kathleen; and three grandchildren.

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02/28/21 06:50 PM #1    

Robert Munson

I didn't know Kenny(I think that was what he went by in school) until our actual commencement and only then because I sat next to him. He kept telling me he thought he made it in the Top 10 and I kept telling him I was just glad to be graduating. For whatever reason we did not know before that night who would be the Valedictorian; Kenny truly acted a little dejected when his name wasn't called. That changed to what I took as true surprise that he was number one. He sat there kind of stunned and I told him to go up there. He was on a different kind of high after that. 
 As with most of our smarter classmates he went on to build on that accomplishment as life went on and represented our class well.  He left us too soon. 

Robert Munson



02/28/21 11:52 PM #2    

Raymond Martinez

You know, we use the term "Smartest guy in the room" often. But, that's who Kenny was, although you would never know it by his demeanor. He was the smartest, but he would always come to our level to help us understand complex problems in class. He was also kind and never made you feel inferior- even if we struggled to understand the Quadratic equation fully.He patiently "took your hand "and baby-stepped you as long as you needed so that we could all pass Mr. Rushing's tests. I would not be where I am today,if not for his tutoring and generous giving of time that he gave me (and all of us). Great Mind. Great friend. I will miss him.

Raymond Martinez, M.D.


03/01/21 01:32 PM #3    

Suzette Foreman (Hill)


I was very sad to see this post. It is always difficult to see another classmate has been lost much too soon. Kenny and I both took German in Mr. Gitchell's class and I know we both enjoyed the subject. I didn't know Kenny very well, I was shy back then, but he was a nice guy. Kenny and I had the highest grades in Mr. G's class, so I felt special to be in a category with him!       
Suzette Foreman Hill



03/01/21 02:51 PM #4    

Alan Steel

I had many classes with Kenny throughout our Nimitz and Permian days.  He had a great sense of humor and was truly a friend to all.  He's been a prominent fixture at our class reunions, and we could always pick right up where we left off.  

Way too soon, My Friend!

03/01/21 05:36 PM #5    

Sherry Johnson (McCrary)

Alan what makes me so so sad is seeing that Kenny's last sign in to his profile on this site was last July. I'm sure he would have been at our 45th Reunion if we wouldn't have had to change the date now three times!!! This makes me even sadder!! 

03/02/21 12:56 AM #6    

Beth Webb (Nauert)

So many fun stories! Atound graduation Kenny and Robbin Clark went to see someone's new baby. I font remember whose. When they got back I excitedly asked them what the baby looked like. Kenny just looked at me and said "little and pink" as if everyone knew that.(though that reflects a lot of our basic white bias). I just shook my head and laughed. To this day as a pediatrician, I still frequently think of that line when I see new babies. A great guy who will be missed-definitely got me through some math problems.

03/02/21 11:07 AM #7    

Machele Morgan (Keesee)

I remember Kenny well!  He was always so kind and had a twinkle in his eye when he smiled!  I grew up with Kenny and his family at St Mary's Catholic Church and had several classes with him at Permian.  I am sad to hear of his passing, but knowing that he is no longer suffering gives me a great peace!  Heaven gained a great man!  Praying for his family and friends!


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