Charles "Chuck" Eugene Popken

February 16, 1956 - October 9, 2022

Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life and scattering of the ashes will be held at Mauna Lahilahi on November
19, 2022 at 1pm.

Charles "Chuck" Eugene Popken ,66, of Makaha passed away on October 9, 2022. He was born
in Klamath Falls Oregon on February 16, 1956. He grew up in Hawthorne Nevada. There he
spent many summers with his brothers and friends camping in the Sierra's or water skiing at
Walker Lake. In his early teen years his family moved to Guam. There he attended George
Washington High School. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy. He served his country for
26 years and retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He found his forever home with his family in
Makaha. He loved the ocean, spending countless days fishing, diving and surfing. He carried the
true Aloha spirit to everyone he knew and met. Telling stories, making coconut hats, plumeria
leis and sitting by the barbeque were his favorite ways to spend the day. He loved life and
spending time with family and friends. He was one of a kind and will be remembered in our
hearts forever.
He is preceded in death by his mother Shirley, father James, wife and mother of his children
Marian, brothers Jim, Fred and Joseph Popken. He is survived by his wife Christina, daughter
Amber, sons Scott, Charlie and Jonah, brothers David, Robert and sister Drea and multiple
grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life and scattering of the ashes will be held at Mauna Lahilahi on November
19, 2022 at 1pm.

Obituary Provided by the Popken Family

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