OBITUARY

Charles "Chuck" Richard Blinn

March 28, 1941March 8, 2018
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Chuck passed from this life to the next life peacefully at his home on Belle River, with his wife, Mary, by his side on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at approximately 8:00a. A Christian Burial service will be celebrated on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Ourso Funeral Home, in Pierre Part, Louisiana, at 11:00am. Visitation will take place from 9a to 11a. Burial will be private. Chuck was born on March 28, 1941, in Almeda, California, and at the age of six, Chuck moved to Massachusetts where he attended Sharon High School. Chuck was a United States Air Force veteran, and there he discovered his passion for flying. He was an accomplished sailor, just like his father Jack. His other passions included skydiving, kayaking, mountain bike riding, hiking the mountains, and traveling to many countries with his wife, Mary. Chuck developed a passion for RV traveling with Mary, and they experienced visiting many beautiful places throughout the United States. Chuck had an outstanding personality, and a zest for life and adventure. Many that knew him said he should have written a book on all of his life’s experiences. Chuck loved his family; his wife, Mary; and her family deeply. Many of their friends said that Chuck lived the life of 5 people, because so much was packed into it! Even days before he passed, he was looking forward to his next adventure with Mary. Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary Brown Blinn of 32 years, native of Baton Rouge; his brother, William “Corky” Washburn, and his wife, Judie; his sisters, Penny Knudsen, and husband, Kenny; Barbara Lang, and numerous family members; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and many friends from near and far. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Prebele Blinn of Almeda, CA; mother, J. Winifred Washburne of Stockton, CA. His family would like to thank the first responders from St. Martin Sheriff’s Department, as well as Acadian Ambulance. We would also like to thank the numerous nurses, doctors, and staff who cared for Chuck at Teche Medical Hospital in Morgan City, and Lakeview Hospital, in Covington, as well as Bayou Home Care Nurses, in Prarieville, and Pierre Part, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, Mary feels Chuck would want you to go to a beautiful place, and skip a rock across the water, and say a prayer for him, and thank God for all of the beautiful places that we all enjoy. Chuck was very fond of the Shriner’s Association, and the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, if you would like to donate to one of these charities, or a charity of your choice. We all loved Chuck, but God loved him best. May he Rest in Peace.

  • FAMILY

  • Chuck is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Brown Blinn; brother, William “Corky” Washburne and his wife Judie; sisters, Penny Knudsen and her husband Kenny, and Barbara Lang; numerous family members, nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and many friends near and far. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Prebele Blinn of Almeda, CA; mother, J. Winifred Washburne of Stockton, CA.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Prayer Service Monday, March 19, 2018
REMEMBERING

Charles "Chuck" Richard Blinn

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Jeremy Millar

April 1, 2018

Dear Mary,
We think about you and Chuck a lot, many happy memories of our times together - always filled with laughter (and great food!)
All the best,
Jenny & Jeremy

Robyn Armstrong

March 18, 2018

We'll miss you dearly Chuck

You will be in our hearts forever
Photo taken Darwin Parachute Club, Batchelor,
Northern Territory, Australia
Lou Armstrong, Robyn Armstrong and Chuck

Norma Brown

March 18, 2018

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. Chuck was a friendly and fun person. I was very fortunate to have known him. Take care Mary. Love Norma

Lou Armstrong

March 18, 2018

From Arizona and memorable skydives, to California for hiking fun, party times in Mexico, travel adventures here in Australia, great times in the snow at Frisco. Always a laugh-a-minute with Chuck around. Memories will keep Chuck close to us forever!

Gail Guillot

March 17, 2018

Chuck and Mary spent a few days with us while their garden home was being finished in La Porte, TX. Chuck being a perfectionist is an understatement. He cleaned our house like it had never been done before or since. He put me to shame.

Any time we went out Chuck had to have dessert. He would always ask if they had carrot cake. I never see carrot cake anyplace that I don't think of Chuck. Now it will be a bittsweet memory.

Mary, so sorry for your loss.

Sharon Hensley Green

March 17, 2018

Mary, I am sorry for your loss.

Judie Washburne

March 15, 2018

Chuck arranged for all of us to experience Segways, and we had a blast. So many wonderful memories. Even though we lived far from one another, our adventurous visits will last us a lifetime.

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Chuck's "Been there, done that." Ohhhh....what an amazing trailblazer he was.

Judie Washburne

March 15, 2018

Chuck gives Chris a brief intro to flying. This was minutes before Chuck stalled the plane and I lost my mind. LOL Ugh! Never a dull moment.

Judie Washburne

March 15, 2018

Chuck, Cork and Caylee, ready for takeoff.

Judie Washburne

March 15, 2018

"Let's rent a plane!" With "Mr Adventure," there was never a dull moment.