February 14, 1955January 29, 2016

John Gerard Huenneke, age 60 was called home by the Angels on Friday January 29, 2016. John had been battling intestinal problems since March of 2005. He was born in St. Louis Missouri to Joseph and Marjorie Huenneke. He was a graduate of DesMet Jesuit High School, the University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University. He was copy editor for the El Paso Times, a job he loved so very much, and a former teacher in both the Gadsden Independent School District, and the El Paso Independent School District. John was a sports fan; he loved the UTEP Women’s Basketball Team, the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Wiggs Cheerleading Squad, and his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Marjorie Huenneke, and his father in law Juan Murillo. He is survived by his wife Rebecca “Becky’ Murillo Huenneke, his beloved children Anneliese “Annie Rose” Huenneke, and Connor Huenneke. His brothers Dan Huenneke, Steve Huenneke, and his brother in law Xavier Murillo. His sister Susan Morley, His sisters in law Joan Huenneke, and Mary Reyes. His mother in law Luz G Murillo. Several nieces and nephews, two grand nieces, his lifelong friend Bruce Donelly. Visitation services will be held on Thursday February 4, 2015 10:00am – 12:00 pm at Hillcrest Funeral Home located at 5440 Doniphan. Celebration of Life Services will be held at one in the afternoon at Bethel Bible Church located at 6440 Montana. Pallbearers will be : Robert Moore, David Reyes, Steve Huenneke, Dan Huenneke, Bruce Donelly, Gustavo Gomez, John Murillo, Xavier Murillo and Michael Huizar. Honorary Pallbearers will Connor Huenneke, Marty Huenneke and Jason Murillo. The family is requesting that the colors blue and orange be worn to the service as they were John’s favorite colors. “My love for you is deeper than the ocean and then back again” John Huenneke 12-31-1998


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

  • Funeral Servivce

    Thursday, February 4, 2016



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Dolores Huenneke-Stamps

February 26, 2016

We never met. We are cousins. Our grandfathers were brothers. Rest in peace with our ancestors. D. C. Huenneke-Stamps

February 8, 2016

Rest in peace

louis urrutia

February 7, 2016

Dear John, know that our Gracious Father above has His angels looking down and protecting your precious family. You truly are a remarkable man who will never be forgotten but will live on in the hearts and memories of those who loved you so dearly.

Dan Huenneke

February 7, 2016

John's presence will continue to be felt by all of us who knew and loved him. He loved and cared deeply for his family, enjoyed the spice of life and shared his experiences in such an artful way. We will miss him and his words of wisdom so much. His work as a journalist and teacher were a delightful gift to his professional colleagues and students.

Chas Thomas

February 2, 2016

Godspeed, John...I know I'll see you down the road!

February 2, 2016

We can only imagine the peace and joy he has now. We had just respect for him as a fellow copy editor -- what a mind for details. Holding your family in our prayers; our whole church prayed for you Sunday.
Charlie and Val Edgren

Marian Haddad

February 2, 2016

Dearest John, may your sweet spirit rest in peace, and may your music-loving soul be blessed by the choruses in the eternal afterlife, sweet choruses that must fill the sky, surely. I appreciate having been blessed to know your music microblogs and your wise and informed comments about so much. You seemed to always be cheering for the world, whether music or sports or your former students, your daughter, son, and wife, or simply, cheering for El Paso, and sometimes, The Spurs. I pray for you, Becky, and for the children, to be given supernatural courage at this time of earthly loss, grieve as I know you must and should, grieving is sometimes the greatest form of loving, and a continuance of your inspiring love story with John. Keep writing, as you are, and sharing your love for him with the world. Rest in peace, dearest John. I am honored to have known you.

February 2, 2016

Great editor, great guy. Peace and blessings to John's family. - Sheron Smith

Toty & Gary Gray

February 2, 2016

May his perpetual light of love shine upon all of you.

Toty & Gary

February 2, 2016

I worked with John at the EP Times, and I had great respect and admiration for him as a person and for his work. I was always impressed with how often he remembered former journalists at the EPT.