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Just for this photo to be taken... he shared one of his signature "CIG-natures"
I will always consider myself "one of Herb's kids"! He was an amazing man in ever way and a great mentor. He will always be the heart and soul of Southwest Airlines! We will carry on his legacy. Herb, you will be missed.
Induction into Aviation Hall of Fame
There will never be another boss like Herb. My family and I have so many wonderful memories I would have to write a book about them. He always said, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life" He made it happen for many of us. He changed my families lives forever. Thank you, Herb. Rest In Peace, Herb. We love you, and we will never forget you. Tina, Ruben Lopez, and family.
There are no words. Only memories. The best memories of a great man who wouldn’t let anything stand in his way. Herb, you made the world a better place. Now, you’re making heaven a better place.
We luv you, Herb. Godspeed

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A true LEGEND!!!! There will never be another man like you, Herb! Thank you for LUVing us and all the hugs & kisses! Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel! I hope they are welcoming you with a Wild Turkey and an awesome deck party to last a lifetime! Prayers to your family! You are free to explore and soar the Heavens! Ding!~ Trang
Herb was just the BEST! Every time I had the chance of being in his presence, I always considered it an honor. I always enjoyed his big genuine hug and kiss, just like in the pic. I attended a few luncheons where he was the main speaker, and I was always so impressed at how smart, witty, and captivating he was. He could answer any question. Not only was he all these things, he was so kind, so approachable, had a distinctive funny laugh, and made you feel important. Before my father passed in December 2011, he had been in a San Antonio hospital for about four months, I emailed Herb's office to see if Herb could send my dad a note of encouragement, since I knew my father respected him. Well, not only did Herb send my dad a beautiful letter, but a SWA model plane, and few more items. He was just an amazing person! I only had my few moments in his presence during my now 22 years of being with SWA, but I am so grateful for the wonderful moments. I truly loved him! Thank you Herb for giving
Thank you Herb for giving me the opportunity to take great care of my family through your generous benefits that your Company provides. It is always an honor to tell people that I work for Southwest Airlines and the response is always the same, how much they love it. You will be missed so much and my heart goes out to your family as I am certain that void can never be replaced. Well done Mr. Kelleher, well done!
Herb, you earned a special place in my heart and memories the very first time I met you back in 1984. Then and there, I knew I had stumbled upon the coolest place to work at in the world. At an airline lead by a brilliantly witty, fun-loving, chain-smoking, down-to-earth CEO, on a first name basis with every employee. For 33 years, you were THE LIFE of the grandest party I’ve ever had the pleasure to attend! And now, your indomitable spirit and heart of gold will forever remain the life blood of our Southwest family and its reason to exist. My own family and I are eternally grateful for the wonderful life and great memories that were made possible by you. We salute you, Herb, for a life well lived and for setting the highest standards of excellence for generations to come. May all the love you gave come back to provide you eternal peace in the warmth of God’s bosom. My sincere condolences to the Kelleher family and to all of Herb’s beloved friends.
Our deepest condolences to the Kelleher Family. Herb was the Brightest Spirit we will ever know. We were honored to know and LUV him. Chris and Jan Cobb
To the man who literally changed my life and the lives of thousands of my co-workers. I am so proud and fortunate to call you my boss Herb, and I know your smiling down on every single one of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Sir. Rest in Peace.

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I LUV you, Herb! Few - if any - CEOs would allow an Employee to plop a 15-month-old on his/her lap prior to taking a picture. (Although I can't think of many CEOs worthy of your ROCK STAR status!) Thank you for your Leadership and Servant's Heart. You are already missed.
Herb was a great man!!! He'll truly be missed by EVERYONE.. Being a 25yr employee of SWA I knew him back when the company was smaller and he was the same then as he was now. My prayers are with you Joan, Michael, Ruth & David.
Where we are @today because the LUV gifted to us by Herb's touch. Blessed to be part of our SWA life