GIG HARBOR, Wash. • Charles “Chuck” James Abundis, 58, passed away in his sleep Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.
He was born in Jerome, Idaho, on June 12, 1954, to Raymond and Charlotte Lopez Abundis. He was residing in Gig Harbor, Wash., at the time of his death. Chuck attended St. Edward’s School, O’Leary Junior High and graduated in 1972 from Twin Falls High School. He also attended Southwestern Community College in Coos Bay, Ore.
He is survived by his two daughters, Sheilah Harmon of Atlanta, Ga., and Misty Johnson (Chris Chandler) of Kimberly, Idaho; his son, Ben Abundis of Sun Valley, Idaho; four grandsons, Christian Harmon of Atlanta, Ga., and Christopher, Jeffery and Lucas Chandler of Kimberly; his three brothers, Raymond, Doug and Peter Abundis, all of Washington; and seven sisters, Angie (Dave) Huntsman of Iona, Idaho, Stephanie (Gary) Malone of Twin Falls, Idaho, Marilyn (Cary) Molsee of Pocatello, Idaho, Betty (Mark) Himes of Las Vegas, Nev., and Anita Abundis, Laura Tripp and Amy (Dan) Evans, all of Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Andrew and Johnny.
Chuck had several occupations. His favorite was commercial fishing off the coast of Oregon and California and farming in Fairfield, Idaho. He enjoyed baseball, yard sales, cooking, Indian lore and traveling. He loved his country and was amazed in its beauty and wildlife encountered in his travels.
A private family viewing and an open house celebration of life was held Nov. 3.