John Huebinger III
John “Johnny” Huebinger III passed away Feb. 28, 2006, in Rangely. He was 37 years old.Johnny was born in Aspen on Feb. 6, 1969, to John and Dolores Huebinger. He attended kindergarten through high school in the Glenwood Springs school system and graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 1987. He lettered in golf and wrestling for four years.
After attending New Mexico State University and Fort Lewis College in Durango, he became the owner of the Rifle Super Lube from 1990 until he sold the business in 2002. He was always noted for his business marketing abilities. In 1996, he was awarded Business of the Year. John was one of the directors of the chamber of commerce as well as a member of Elks Lodge 2195 and Moose Lodge 1345.He was an avid golfer who could drive a golf ball 400 yards and competed in long-drive competitions in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas.
His greatest pride was his beloved son, John IV, from his union with his wife, Kimberly, and his love for children and pets. He will be sorely missed by his many friends and family.Johnny is survived by his parents, John and Dolores Huebinger of Glenwood Springs; son, John IV, and his mother, Kim, of Battlement Mesa; sisters Sheryl Huebinger of Grand Junction, Stacy (Dan) Mortensen of Glenwood Springs, Sonya (Rick) Doyal of Rifle and Shawn McElveen (Mike Cogdill) of Steilacoom, Wash.; nieces Kelsey, Kacy, Dana and Sasha, and nephews Cody, Shane, Dean and Dylan; and many uncles, aunts and cousins in Texas and Louisiana.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Rifle Elks Club. Please join family and friends at this celebration of Johnny’s life. Cremation has taken place, with Cochran Memorial Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Johnny’s memory.
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