|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1924|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 2009|
In the Arms of the Angels
Dad, Granddad, Chuck, Charlie, Sr., Old Fart or the Big Guy – by whatever name you knew and called him, Charles Stuart Eubank, Sr., will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all whose lives he touched. He found his peace on Tuesday, November 24, 2009.
Husband to the late Betty Willingham Eubank; Father to Chuck, Sara, Carlyle and the late Wallace; son to Mildred Barton Eubank and Carlyle C. Eubank; Grandfather to twelve "not a bad egg in the bunch" grandchildren who gave him seven great-grandchildren as well as a friend to many; Chuck lived life fully and with great gusto and spirit.
Chuck was born in Ogden, Utah on February 11, 1924 and graduated from Ogden High School. He was a member of the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946 where he served as "Photographer's Mate" and had the honor of photographing some of his country's top commanders in chief while stationed in Washington D.C.
Chuck married his sweetheart, Betsy, in Washington D.C. in 1946 where they made their first home, while he finished his degree at American University. Chuck and Betsy moved to Ogden, Utah in the late 40's where he began his career at Eubank Insurance which was founded by his father Carlyle. He worked in the insurance and construction bonding business from 1949 to 1992; was President and CEO of Eubank Insurance & Bonds, serving clients throughout the Intermountain West. Chuck's integrity was well known throughout the Utah business community, the Intermountain West and California. Chuck received numerous awards for his achievements in the insurance industry – and was known for his "purple felt-tip pen".
Chuck was very active in community building and gave generously of his time and talents. The following are but a handful of the Boards of Directors on which he served: The Ogden School for the Deaf and Blind, the Bertha Eccles Art Center, and The Utah Women's' Clinic, and The Martha Home for Children. He was an active member of the George East Duck Club as well as the Exchange Club of Ogden, serving as President for a year. Chuck was involved in the Ogden Judo Dojo, the Boys Scouts of America and the PTA. He was an avid supporter of the Golden Spike Livestock Show which was co-founded by his grandfather, Charles H. Barton and very supportive of the activities of the Junior League of Ogden which included many years building and maintaining the enchanting Christmas Village that delighted youngsters and oldsters alike. Chuck also supported the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at U. S. Department of State where one of his sons serves as Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee.
Chuck gathered friends wherever he went, all of whom he held very dear. His companion for the last fifteen years is Betty Jo Stevens of Salt Lake City, Utah. BJ has been a constant friend, companion, gardening partner and confidant. There are other people, too numerous to name, who helped Chuck during the last ten years of his life. To all of you, the family says "Thank You and we appreciate you".
At his passing, Chuck was a member of "Blue Goose" a group of insurance professionals, Wasatch Lodge #1, Free and Accepted Masons of Utah and Scottish Rite of Utah and was a member of The Living Tao Tai Ji Family.
The family wishes to extend our thanks for the loving and compassionate care that Chuck received at The Residence of Care Source Hospice during the final few weeks of life.
Chuck is survived by Charles S. Eubank, Jr. (Gwen) and their children Mary Guerrero (Tin) and their children Izabella, Pixie and Aleko, Lee (Meggan) and Charlie (Megan); Sara Eubank Moffitt (Dave) and their children Michel Spruance (Peter), Megan Betty Williams (Gabe), and Elisha Moffitt; Carlyle C. Eubank, II (Patricia) and their children Rosanna Dude (Vince) and their children Luke, Kai and Molly; William, Carlyle and Winchester; and the children of the late Wallace W. Eubank, Katie Fehr and her son Trace, Jennifer Decker (James) and Melissa (Mike).
Chuck enjoyed a fruitful life and is his words "the baggage of the past has been discarded and the future holds only rainbows, flower gardens and loving kindness. God is Love and loving kindness can and will sustain the world".
A memorial of the life of this well loved man will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday December 20th, 2009 at 650 East South Temple, at The Salt Lake Masonic Temple. A celebration will follow at a time and place to be announced at the memorial service. Please join us to share your memories and celebrate life the way he lived his.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Humane Society of Utah, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah or The Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital for Children Transportation Fund.
Created by: Gaylene Rose
Record added: Dec 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45186037