Juneau resident Chuck Melvin Henderson, 26, died unexpectedly Feb. 8 of natural causes.
He was born Feb. 21, 1975, in Twin Falls, Idaho, and graduated from Clark Fork High School in 1993. He was also a member of the Idaho and Alaska National Guard for six years. In Juneau he was a driver and service technician for Arrowhead LP Gas.
His family said that he loved life, his wife Cathy, children, family and his country. They said he enjoyed music and the outdoors, and he always found the best side of every person and situation. His family also said that he and his wife were anxiously awaiting the birth of their third son this spring.
His family recalled that he was loved deeply by the many hearts he touched and was well liked and respected.
He was preceded in death by his 7-month-old niece, Klynn Taylor Hardy, on Feb. 21, 1994.
He is survived by his parents Sherm and Deanna Henderson, Juneau, and Karen Thomas, Caldwell, Idaho; sisters Misty Hardy (Trent Gibbons), Redmond, Ore., Tracy (Mark) Moulton, Juneau, and Elisabeth Sharpe, Longview, Wash.; brothers Jeremy Henderson, Juneau, and Jimmy Thomas, Caldwell, Idaho; nieces Ashley and Alexis Moulton and Samantha Ray Sharpe; and nephews Steven Hardy, Brandon and Anthony Solomon, and Michael and Marcus Moulton.
Services will be held from 5-7 p.m., Feb. 14, 2002, at the Alaska Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3839 Riverside Dr.