Emile G. Couroux P.G. (Professional Geologist) passed unexpectedly on August 8th, 2022. Emile was 53 and passed doing one of the many things he loved, practicing his Aikido to improve his skills and progress forward in the martial art. Emile is survived by his wife Veronica Hernandez Couroux; his mother, Greta L. Campbell; and his children, Alexa M. Couroux & Asher D. Couroux.
Emile was born in Manhattan, Kansas on March 28, 1969, to Greta L Campbell. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Geology and a Masters degree in Geology combined with Geophysics in 2001. He went on to pursue a career in the environmental science field and engineering. He helped create his company, ESSCO, to provide environmental and engineering services to El Paso and beyond. On October 31st, 2006, he married Veronica Hernandez, the love of his life. On August 11, 1997 he welcomed his first born and only daughter Alexa M. Couroux. On May 13, 2003, he welcomed his one and only son Asher D. Couroux.
Emile was a devoted father, husband, friend, mentor, and rock enthusiast. He touched the lives of many through his chosen career and his passion for teaching. Emile lived life to the fullest and was a true explorer of the world, professing a dedication to living life without boundaries. He would be outdoors at every chance available. He felt most at home when he was out camping with his family and friends. Emile knew what it took to foster excellence at work and how important it was to maintain the quality of his craft. His passion for teaching was woven through everything he did, from inspiring his employees at ESSCO to teaching students at UTEP and EPCC to motivating young children in the Aikido martial arts. He always looked to pass his knowledge to the future generations, beginning with his children. Above all else, he loved spending every moment he could with his family.
A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on August 20th, 2022 at the Sunset Funeral Home at 4631 Hondo Pass Drive, El Paso TX, 79904.