Emily Kristen Muns
  • 37 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 16, 1975
  • Place of birth:
    Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 30, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Abilene, Texas, United States
“I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.” ― Dr. Seuss
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Emily Muns, 37, born on December 16, 1975 and passed away on July 30, 2013. Emily was a poet and a free spirit, she was funny, she was crass, she was stubborn, she was loving, she was intense, she was ridiculous, she was athletic, she was a daredevil, she was both strong and delicate, she was creative, she was original, she did everything full on without holding back. In everything she did, she was always her own person, even when that wasn't the easiest path. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 16th December 2017

"Hi dear daughter!!!!  Got up early and am thinking of you.   Happy happy birthday!   It’s not as happy for all of us back here who miss you you terribly!!!!   Wish so much you were here to make me laugh!!!  I just read the tribute that Adrienne left and it gave me joy! Emily, you touched many lives with your fearlessness.  I hope you are somewhere wearing purple and dancing!!!  I miss you every day and love you with all my heart!!!"

This tribute was added by Adrienne Gravish on 30th July 2017


I have been making some brave choices in my life, lately. One major lesson I learned from you was to be fearless, and passionately pursue what I want to experience and create in this life.

You were so fearless and vulnerable at the same time. That is courage.

Remember when we watched Dead Poets Society & Robin Williams' character passionately shouted "Carpe Diem!"?

If you still in existence in a space that we all hold near us, I imagine you laughing and crying with Robin Williams.

If reincarnation is real, I imagine you as a shooting star in this galaxy if you chose to be close to earth, and as a shooting star in a distant galaxy if your energy has chosen to explore and continue to go on adventures. (I know how much you loved going on adventures)

Stay gold,


This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 30th July 2017

"Dearest Emily!  It doesn't seem possible that you have been gone from us for four years!!!  I am thinking of you and sending much love and lots of hugs!!!  You are missed more than you could know.  There really is a hole in my heart that will never be filled!  There never was and never will be anyone who can fill that space!!!  I love you so and miss you much!!!  Mom"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 30th July 2016

"Hi dear daughter!  I really wish I was doing this in person!!  I would give you sooooo many hugs and lots of kisses!  You are not forgotten!  I think of you every day and send thoughts your way!!!  Katherine is here with me and we will light a candle for you today.  I love you and miss you so much!!!"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 16th December 2015

"Dear Emily,   Today is the 40th anniversary of your birth!!!  I can't tell you how much I wish you were here to get all the big time birthday wishes!!!   Even though you got so mad if I said anything about getting close to 40!!!!  So hugs and love to you dear Emily!!!  I love you with all my heart!!!!"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 30th July 2015

"Dear Emily!  I lit two candles for you today so will leave you flowers now!  I still miss you so much and think about you every day!  It doesn't seem possible that you've been gone for two years now!  I put some new pictures of you in my Emily journal!  I love you dear daughter,  be at peace!!!!"

This tribute was added by Ron Muns on 30th July 2015

"Hey Emily, I still miss you. Sorry life was so difficult for you."

This tribute was added by Mary Lou Taylor on 30th July 2015

"Thinking of Emily today, and of the people in her life who still grieve for the loss of their daughter/sister/cousin/friend. Anniversaries are hard days, and I wish I could wrap my arms around each of you. Emily will always be missed."

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 31st July 2014

"Dearest Emily,  yesterday was the year anniversary of your leaving the hard world behind!  It doesn't seem possible that you have been gone for a year!  You are so missed!  Yesterday Katherine, Andy, Kristin , Jack Henry and Will and I planted a beautiful garden in your honor!  There is a beautiful crepe myrtle surrounded by flowers and a beautiful stone that Katherine had made just for your garden at her house!  I think you would love it!!!!  I love you Emily and miss you more than you can ever imagine!!!   Mom"

This tribute was added by Ron Muns on 30th July 2014

"Emily was stubborn, childlike, in control and out of control, excitable, had the ability to feel strongly and to be felt strongly. In the end her out of control self, took her life. Her life was just a few decisions from extraordinary. The demons that won the battle that caused her death were more than she could deal with. The demons won and the world lost. I have no understanding of how and why she would give into the control of drug demons when she loved to be in control. I think she was looking for the next high or moment of excitement. When she was close to stopping the demons, she invited them back and went with the demons to a new high, that was more than her body could handle.

Emily had a large number of people in Abilene and elsewhere that cared very dearly for her. She is dearly missed.

Emily, on the 1 year anniversary of your death, rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 30th June 2014

"Dearest Emily,  here  I am again!  Wish I was with you!   I check the weather in Angel Fire and always think of the beauty there and hope you approve our decision to have your ashes there!   I miss you every day and wish you were here!  I love you!  Mom"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 30th March 2014

"Dearest Emily,  Just lit your candle and wanted to send you a note.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you!  Sometimes happy thoughts, sometimes sad thoughts!  But whatever my thought for that day there is always such a longing to see you again!  I love you and miss you and would give anything to have seen you before you left!"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 1st March 2014

"Dearest  Emily, I lit your candle today!  February threw me off , it just having 28 days!  Anyway! Am thinking of you and missing you soooooo!    Sending love to you!  Went to a group dealing with loss of a child!  Wow, don't know why I ever thought losing you would get easier!,,,I am okay, but my life will never be the same without you!   I love you!Mom"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 30th January 2014

"Dearest Emily,  thinking of you so much today!  It doesn't seem possible that you've been gone from us for six months!  I miss talking to you!  I miss your quirky ways and you're sense of humor!   I love you dear daughter!   I give your teddy bear lots of hugs and remember how much you loved him!  It makes me feel close to you!,,  Love, MOM"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 1st January 2014

"Dear Emily,  thinking of you and wishing I could call and wish you a happy new year!  Things will never be the same without you! Know that you are missed by many and loved  by those left behind!"

This tribute was added by Ron Muns on 16th December 2013

"Emily, there are lot's of could'a beens, would'a beens, and should'a beens about your life. You were so talented in so many ways. So capable. You loved being in control. But, I believe your were intoxicated with the idea of being excited, and, in the end, took things too far. You were loved by so many people and now you are missed by all of us. If you just could  have just of toned down the excitement a bit, you would of done many great things. Miss you "my would'a, could'a, should'a daughter"... Happy birthday."

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 16th December 2013

"Dearest Emily,   spent last night remembering when you were born!  What a joyful time!  Did I ever tell you you were always going to be named Emily if you were a girl?  Mergetroid if a boy!;). I lit your candle and will be thinking of you all day!,, Happy Birthday!  I love you,  Mom"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 30th October 2013

"Another month has passed and am still missing your presence in this world!!   Love you dear daughter and will think of you all day!!!!"

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 30th September 2013

"Dear Emily, can't believe you've been gone for two months!  I miss you're wit and your smile every day!  I love you!  I lit a candle today and will leave it burning all day!"

This tribute was added by Dorothy Gellai on 12th September 2013

"I was saddened to learn of Emily's passing away shortly afterwards. She was not my student at Clarke, but I was very fortunate to get to know her thru our times together during study hall & weekends. She was a very lively bright girl with boundless energy, inquisitiveness, and zest for life. We enjoyed many discussions together and can relate, we both are oral. I will miss her lots!"

This tribute was added by Miguel Friday on 16th August 2013

"Emily was one of those rare spirits. She had zest for life. Emily I will never forget your smile and how you always looked for a challenge.  I hate that I never had the chance to say I love you and miss you.  Its not fair that you are gone.. you were just in the prime of your life. You had so much to give and now you're not here..."

This tribute was added by Daniel Coffey on 7th August 2013

"You were my best friend for a couple of years..until I went back home to fort worth..you were my fiance..we. lived together ..I got to know who you really are..and I was in love with you for many years.. I haven't seen you for a few years.. because I was living in Fort Worth Texas.. I was trying to look you up and find out what you were up to. then I saw this Memorial. it's very sad.. I started cr"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Hagerty on 4th August 2013

"Emily was one of my two roommates at MSSD in the short three months time that I was there. On my last night there, before being sent home, she gave a small book with her personal note to me. Her note was very encouraging, kept my hopes up. I will always remember her because of how funny and understanding in my own hard times. I am so glad to have known her for a time."

This tribute was added by Lee Muns on 4th August 2013

"It is so hard to write something because I don't want to say goodbye. But I know we must let you go, let you be free, free of earthly struggles and complications.  I'll never forget your smile, your intellect and your compassion for others.  The love between you and our family was always there, strong both directions and will always be so."

This tribute was added by Cole Leslie on 3rd August 2013

"Its amazing to see all these wonderful memories of Emily! I will always remember her sharing books with me and vice versa.  Each Christmas, it was certain that we had gotten books for each other. In particular, I will joyfully recall the xmas she gave me the entire Chronicles of Narnia.  At the time, I thought I was too old for those books; how wrong I was. Thank you Emily! Love, Cole"

This tribute was added by John Fuhrmann on 2nd August 2013

"I shared many good times and deep conversations with Emily.  She turned me on to sign language and a world of literature.  How her laughter would fill up the room!  I felt such joy after she taught us enough sign language to fumble though our first conversations without words.  Good times."

This tribute was added by Robert Prether on 2nd August 2013

"All too soon gone, Emily.  But, we will always have the memories of the bright, engaging girl we knew.  Your free spirit is truly free now. Our thoughts and condolences are with all the family."

This tribute was added by Conor Cummins on 2nd August 2013

"I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Emily's passing. During my years at MSSD with her, I remember her so fondly and loved her outgoing and fiercely independent and creative personality. I will always remember one of her poems she wrote at the time, it was simple: "I am I". You will be missed, Emily."

This tribute was added by Vicki Reynolds on 2nd August 2013

"I was Emily's 6th grade teacher at Prairie Creek.  She was her own person even back then.  She challenged me to be a better teacher by her probing questions, her wit and her sense of humor.  Emily had a smile that would light up the room, when she'd let you see it.  We had a very special relationship that year.  I will never forget her.  My prayers are with the family."

This tribute was added by Nancy Prince on 1st August 2013

""Emily had such a spirit of enthusiasm for life! Always ready for the next Quest! I did not know her as well as others had the opportunity to know her, but anyone could tell that she was an inspiration to all that met her. My heart goes out to her family and all those that loved Emily. Emily, you will be missed!"

This tribute was added by Lisa Kozikowski Taylor on 1st August 2013

"Our Clarke sister, Emily , you were one of a kind! She had always smile and talked socially! I will missed you Emily! I remembered you had borrowed my bathingsuit so that you could had fun at ramin and Karmin ' fun party for all of us! Great memories! Never forgotten! Clarke sister"

This tribute was added by Michelle McAuliffe on 1st August 2013

"Dearest Emily, I am so fortunate to have known you when we were young and fearless. We raced faster than the horses and soared higher than the stars. Nothing could have stopped us. I don't think anyone understood you as well as many of us Clarke alumni did when we knew you at your very best. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, raw gift with us and for that I will never forget you. xx"

This tribute was added by Erik Leslie on 1st August 2013

"I think back to the memories of you, like our house in Colorado Springs or the Rockies games we were so lucky to attend. A time now owned by history, my heart is filled with grim sadness but then again is filled by gratitude. Thank you for the found memories, we love you and you will be dearly missed!"

This tribute was added by Brian Brown on 1st August 2013

"Emily.. you will be missed by many...  Just thinking about the good times we all had together... love ya...  Miss your smile..."

This tribute was added by Mary Lou Taylor on 1st August 2013

"From the time she was a baby, Emily was curious, spontaneous, and one of the smartest people I have ever known. That spirit may change form, but she sure won't be stopped! God bless you, Emily."

This tribute was added by Adrienne Gravish on 1st August 2013

"I remember Emily as fearless, funny, tough, infuriating, and intelligent. In our teens, she shared many stories and jokes with me. I will remember her face laughing in stitches & the unique way she wrote inside cards. Massachusetts, Colorado & DC adventures. I admired her gumption and cannot believe she is gone. Quicker than a ray of light she's flying. My condolences to Emily's family."

This tribute was added by carmen montanez on 1st August 2013

"You were the most daring and adventurous person I have ever met. When u 1st came to Clarke, I was the 1st and last person they put you with to be roommates. I must say it was the most 2 interesting yrs of my life. R.I.P Emily. I will never forget our late night convos. God bless. Class of 1990"

This tribute was added by Bob Storm on 1st August 2013

"It is with a heavy heart that I am writing.  I well remember Emily in my classroom at Clarke.  She was indeed a free spirit, even then; but she was delightful and so inquisitive.  She had such a zest for life & I always felt there was nothing she couldn't accomplish if she set her mind to it.  I shall always have such fond memories of Em... her big smile, her intensity, & her friendship."

This tribute was added by Leah Toth on 1st August 2013

"Gosh I cannot believe our Clarke sister had passed. We were hoping to see her again in next reunion but no. :( She was wonderful lady but yes stubborn, all of the words Ron described about her. We'll miss you Emily!"

This tribute was added by Chuck Nagele on 1st August 2013

"Ron, although I never met Emily, I can tell from the pictures that she was a loving person who cared for and loved her family and her pups. Our hearts and our prayers go out to you and your family."

This tribute was added by Ronnie Ake on 1st August 2013

"Emily you had the sweetest smile, I will never forget you and how you loved that red baseball cap. Till we meet again  
Your neighbor and friend."

This tribute was added by Kent Collins on 1st August 2013

"So many years ago, Emily's parents took us along to fetch her at her gymnastics class.  We watched her for a few minutes -- so lovely and delicate and determined.  That will forever be our memory of Emily.  Bee and Kent"

This tribute was added by Denise Magnificent Alleyne on 31st July 2013

"I never forget that moment with her. You will be sorely missed forever and miss you. Wish I could see you once again. I will see you up there later  My tears r filling up in my eyes — feeling sad."

This tribute was added by Denise Magnificent Alleyne on 31st July 2013

"Sighs, I just found out that Emily Muns passed away. I remembered her very much when she came to MSSD on very first day of NSO and I was peer advisor. I was helping her because she didn't know nothing about sign language but she was oral. Lucky for me, I was able to talk with her. I was guiding her from that day to end day of NSO. I encouraged her and finally she made new friends--"

This tribute was added by Darlene Kiser on 31st July 2013

"My sincerest sympathy to Emily's family and friends.  Too young."

This tribute was added by Tashi Bradford on 31st July 2013

"I remember Emily well, a free spirit indeed! She was one of my first students at Gallaudet (Spanish). Vaya con Dios, Emily."

This tribute was added by Pamela Garrett on 31st July 2013

"Emily had such a free spirit!  I admired that about her so much!   Iwill miss her every day, my much loved daughter!"

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