William-Ruehle-Obituary

Photo courtesy of Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors - Denton

William H. (Bill) Ruehle

Nov 1, 1928 - Jan 27, 2013

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A bright, capable, and accomplished geophysicist and colleague at Mobil for years. We'll miss him, and his sense of adventure.
Roger Taylor San Carlos, Ca

I had the privelege of working for Bill
at MEPSI for about 7 years. He was a great boss and will be missed by all.

Many fond gliderport memories coming to mind this morning, especially the 1-26 National Contest in Colorade in the late 60s when my father and Bill flew team. My deepest sympathies to the Ruehle family. I wonder if they have BG-12s in heaven?

Joan Rae and the Ruehle family;

You have our deepest sympathy at this time. We will never forget him.

Bill Ruehle was a fellow classmate at the Colorado School of Mines and a fellow colleague within the Mobil Oil technical and managerial ladder. His interests and his substantial accomplishments were more in the line of being a dedicated and remarkable geophysical scientist rather than, say, a hands-on doodlebugger. Consequently he fostered and promoted improved technology in the exploration process which contributed immensely to the success of Mobil's efforts to find reserves of oil and gas...

I admired Bill while we were at Mobil and I was envious at his retirement when he took off with a wind surfer attached to a camper. He was a gentleman with a great spirit. I trust he has left his family with many memories to cherish.

I knew Bill through our association at Mobil. I'll never forget how, at his retirement party, he lined us all up, gave a little speech about wanting to give us momentos that had accompanied him in his travels all over the world and to many important meetings. Then he brought out a paper bag and proceeded to present one of his old neckties to each of us. Not having to wear one was one of the things he looked forward to in retirement.

My sincere condolences to the family. Take...

Dear Pat,
I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him being so active, wind surfing or whatever the new sport was he would try it. With my deepest sympathy, to you and your family.
Sincerely,
Marea White DDS

michael d burnaman

Bill was a fine man,a premier scientist and a knowledgable businessman. He earned the respect of all who were lucky to work with him. He supported me in my career with Mobil and provided great technical counseling. He inspired a whole generaion of geophysics for Mobil Corporation. Bill will be missed by all who value ethics and the search for truth wherever it may lie.

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William H. (Bill) Ruehle, 84 of Denton passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at his residence and in the company of his family. He was born November 1, 1928 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to American born mining engineer August Ruehle and Mary Crowley Ruehle. He has been married to Joan Rae Minton for...

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