James Edward Muller

April 27, 1934April 27, 2014
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James Edward Muller was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Jim was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He left to begin a lifetime career in the U.S. Merchant Marine. He was hired by Atlantic Refining Company as a merchant seaman. In 1957, he was called to serve in the U.S. Army. While stationed at Fort Bliss, he met his wife, Hope. They married in 1959, after he was honorably discharged, and moved to Philadelphia to resume his career. In 1966, they moved back to El Paso, where they later purchased their permanent home. Jim commuted from El Paso to various ports of sea. He also attended Cal Poly Pomona Culinary Arts School in California. He was promoted to Chief Steward, which was a position he thoroughly enjoyed until his retirement from ARCO in 1995. He enjoyed his retirement by caring for his grandchildren, completing home improvement projects, and being a sports spectator. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Irene Muller; his wife, Hope Muller; his sister, Elizabeth Orbeck; and his brothers, Joseph, Jesse, Wilford, Clyde and Thomas Muller. He is survived by his children, James Muller, Jr. (wife, Roseanne); Elizabeth Muller; and Christina Dorado (husband, Sean); and grandchildren: Ashley, Haylee, Alexis and Natalie Dorado and Joseph Flores. He is also survived by his brother, Martin Muller, and numerous family members and friends. Visitation is 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Martin Funeral Home, 3839 Montana, with a Rosary at 6 pm. Funeral services are Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10 am at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are James Muller, Jr.; Joseph Flores; Sean Dorado; Martin Muller, Lawrence Orbeck and Walter Muller. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to, a foundation that assists children with cancer.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Vigil Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 9, 2014

James Edward Muller

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Toni Steiner

May 12, 2014

I'm sorry that you left us. You were a dear friend for a long time. May you rest in peace.

Your long-time friend

L. J. Herrin

May 8, 2014

Thank you for your service army and
merchant marine.

Herrin L. J. DK1USNRRet.

Larry Herrin Herrin

May 8, 2014

Larry and La Moine

Larry Herrin

May 8, 2014

You and your family have made my wife and me a part of your family. I cannot express every thing we feel.

Thank you for making our life better.
We will miss you very much.

Larry and La Moine Herrin

Larry Herrin

May 8, 2014

dy to help when I needed some one to help me around the yard.
We both retired from the oil business.
Jim at B.P and I from Chevron.

Larry Herrin

May 4, 2014

Though I only met Mr. Jimmy once, he was a kind and good family condolences to all the Mullers'.

Oscar Hernandez
Metairie, LA

Patricia Victory

May 4, 2014

We will miss him. God knew he needed to bring him home.