Steven Edward Chun
April 6, 1951 – March 6, 2021
Steven Edward Chun started his life here on earth on April 6, 1951. After almost 70 years, he went to be with God on March 6, 2021.
Steve’s father, Yow Chow (aka: Hing Lum), and mother, Shook Ying Ng Chun, gave him a typical life as a Chinese-American boy in Houston, Texas. Growing up, he helped his family at their corner grocery store, played football at Hogg Junior High, and was the band’s drum major at Reagan High School. Then he was off to the University of Houston, where he earned his B.S. degree in Technology. It was also there that he met his wife-to-be, Bobbie.
Steve and Bobbie shared a busy life together for over 48 years. It was Steve’s servant heart that kept him busy and happy. He loved and served his family well, always available to make house and car repairs, take pictures, or do whatever was asked of him. In addition to his family, Steve loved God and served the church well in various ministries at Houston’s First Baptist Church, and prior at Chinese Baptist Church. Reaching out to serve his community, Steve was also involved in various organizations, including these, each of which he was a part of for several decades: Texas Baptist Men, Harris County Constable Pct. 1 - Reserves, and the Boy Scouts of America. Steve also served his employer, Brown and Root (later KBR), faithfully for over 42 years.
Steve will be missed by many and remembered as a humble servant of God. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Leo Chun; sons and their families: Steven Lum Chun, Matthew Lum Chun & Ly and Madelyn, Gregory Lum Chun, Geoffrey Lum Chun & Mia and Alex & Andrew; sister, Rebecca & Roger Rangel; many cousins in the Houston area & US.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Steve’s memory to Houston’s First Baptist Church, Chinese Baptist Church, Texas Baptist Men, or a charity of your choice.
Following a private burial at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, The Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Houston’s First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. The celebration of life service will be live streamed. They will begin streaming about 10:40 am. Go to www.HoustonsFirst.org, click on the Media tab on the menu bar, click the Watch Live option which will take you to the Sunday Toolkit page, scroll down and click on the Church Online option to see the service.
- He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Leo Chun; sons and their families: Steven Lum Chun, Matthew Lum Chun & Ly and Madelyn, Gregory Lum Chun, Geoffrey Lum Chun & Mia and Alex & Andrew; sister, Rebecca & Roger Rangel; many cousins in the Houston area & US.
A Celebration of Life
Friday, March 26, 2021
Steven Edward Chun
March 30, 2021
I'm so thankful to have known Steve. He and Bobbie's servant hearted example deeply encouraged me during my time in Houston. Much love and condolences to Bobbie and the rest of the family.
March 28, 2021
I moved to Houston in 1980 and joined Brown & Root (now KBR) more than 41 years ago. I met Steve, a bright design engineer, and became fast friends. As we got to know each other, I came to be very impressed by his depth of knowledge on many topics. All of us in the group would always discuss any difficult design aspect with him for a second opinion. He was always humble and friendly, and he never boasted about his capabilities. We worked on many projects together, but it was not until years later that I found out about his contributions to his community. He was an active member of his church and worked tirelessly on the betterment of the residences of the church officials. On many occasions he would go on the roof with volunteers and do the repair/maintenance work himself.
Steve also loved repairing his cars and truck. In fact, he inspired me to start working on my cars. He had every imaginable tool and would kindly lend whatever we needed to get the job done. When my son was old enough to join the boy scouts, he joined the troupe run by Steve. He was the scout master of that troop. I went to many camps with Steve and enjoyed his company. I asked my son Shomit, what his memories were of Mr. Chun when he was a Boy Scout, and he mentioned that “Mr. Chun was a great leader: he worked very hard, was very kind and patient with the younger boys who needed help, but also did not shy away from criticizing us when necessary. We would do these long hikes and Mr. Chun would carry the heaviest backpack you could imagine and sweat profusely but would never complain. Mr. Chun had a great laugh and managed to drink large amounts of coffee every morning at the campground.” Having Mr. Chun as a Scoutmaster motivated my son to remain in the scouts and eventually become Eagle Scout.
March 26, 2021
Steve will be sorely missed. His servant’s heart exemplified through his actions and life inspired many of us as we grow in our own journey as believers. Thank you Steve for showing us how to live for the Lord and for others. For Bobbie, my heart aches with you. There is no words to describe the loss and pain. We love you and grateful for you and Steve’s examples of how to serve as a couple who loves the Lord and committed to Him! Steve’s life points to the Lord and brought glory to Him. For the “boys” - praying for the Lord’s comfort and peace for you and your family.
Love you all!
Gary and Cathy
March 18, 2021
If it wasn't for uncle steve & aunt bobbie, I really don't know if i'd be in ministry today. To say that they were instrumental in my faith and development would be an understatement. Uncle Steve was never loud with his voice but his presence and passion did all of his talking. He faithfully took a rowdy group of children and youth to do missions all around the US and Mexico and never did he quit on us. He showed us what doctrine embodied looked like and directly influenced a generation of us who continue to follow the gospel.
March 18, 2021
It has been years since I've seen Steve and Bobby. My heart goes out to Bobby and their family. They are some of my favorite people in Houston. I am sorry to hear Steve passed. Steve had a big impact on my life. He wasn't my Sunday School Teacher, but He did take us to WC. That wasn't also the impact on me. I think the biggest impact on me he was always real. He leads by example. He was always willing to share his wisdom. He was always there to talk even though he didn't say much. If it came out of his mouth I listened. I think one of the biggest impacts on me is he taught me how to serve. He taught me to serve the people and meet the needs of the people. He was a real dude with real impact to every one he knew.
March 17, 2021
I was blessed to serve with Steve on several Rio Grande medical mission trips. Although, the mission trips have been awhile, memories of serving with Steve have always brought a smile to my face. My fondest memories was his willingness to help with anything. For instance, He would hold flashlights when the generator would go out through the night for the medical team. People from the villages walked far and waited hours to get medical help. Steve would make sure everyone was taken care of. Steve was never one to stand on the sidelines. When we were medically washing people's feet he would jump in and help. There were several ocassions where I saw Steve take off his own shoes and give them to someone who needed them. He truly served with a humble heart and never wanted recognition. My deepest condolences to his sweet wife Bobbie and family. Steve will be missed but his servanthood will carry on through all the people he served. Thank you Steve for being the example of how to love others the way Christ loved others.
March 16, 2021
One of the things I admired about Steve was his broad knowledge of a variety of things. Even with that being the case, he was genuinely humble about it. Never any boasting, just truly enjoyable conversations. When ever I met up with him, we would usually talk firearms. He would share his knowledge, experiences, likes/dislikes and other stories.
Bobbie and family, my sincere condolences to you. I will certainly miss Steve and will reflect of his example of a Christ led life.
March 16, 2021
For many years, I only knew Steve as Bobbie’s husband. But I got to know him personally when he organized numerous mission trips to the Rio Grande border for our church youth and adult groups. He was a very knowledgeable and well-organized leader, usually quiet but also quite funny. Steve also worked on many projects at CBC, including the design and building of the structure for our “Singing Christmas Tree” program. I had confidence in his design since I was positioned on the top level of the tree. My deepest condolences to Bobbie and his family. He will be missed by his many friends.
March 16, 2021
Chinese Baptist Church Rio Grande mission trip.
March 14, 2021
Steve is a member of our church and always sacrificed for others. He was often one of the first ones there to help, and one of the last ones to leave. I had the joy of getting to spend time with him over many meals and seeing his love for God and others. Our church will not be the same without him, but we are encouraged knowing he is now with his savior, Jesus. We love you, Steve. See you in heaven.
March 13, 2021
Steven Chun was a dedicated Christian who was married to Bobbie and my parents and Bobbie's parents were friends for over a half century, especially our moms. My prayers go to the family and children for his sad passing, but comfort that Steven is peaceful with the Lord.
March 13, 2021
My sincere condolences, well wishes for your family, and prayers for everyone 🙏
March 13, 2021
March 13, 2021
I worked for many years with Steve at KBR in the Architectural group. Steve was a very fine HVAC Design Specialist whom all of the Architects relied upon greatly. He was often quiet, but quite knowledgeable, personable, funny and great to get along with. Steve was definitely a go to person for our mechanical needs.
I really respected his dedication to his Christian Men's Group who were always helping out those in need after disasters struck throughout Texas and Louisiana. He was quite giving and because of this I know that our Lord greeted Steve with open arms at Heaven's Gates. Steve, I am sorry that you are gone, but your memories bring me a smile and examples of the type of Christian we all should strive to be.
My condolences to Steve's family for their loss and may God bring you peace, comfort and healing. May you Rest in Peace my friend. Vincent Grizzaffi