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Charles Everett Hassen

Born: 7/9/1934, LaPorte, Indiania
Death: 3/26/2019, Moab, Utah
Service: 04/27/2019, 11:00 am, Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Charles Everett Hassen was born on July 9, 1934 to Charles Delbert Hassen and Katheryn Hassen in La Porte, Indiana. In the summer of 1943 the family moved to Arizona and at the age of ten, Chuck discovered the airport in Casa Grande, Arizona. He spent most of his waking hours at school or at the airport in Casa Grande. Last May, he traveled with his sisters to Casa Grande and showed them where the old airport was and even provided historic photographs to the owner of the Airport Tavern which commemorates the old airport where Chuck was bitten by the flying bug.

The family moved to Oregon in the summer of 1950. As soon as he could talk his father into signing for him in 1951, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country in the Korean War. The Air Force trained him as a jet mechanic. Chuck added further training to become both aircraft mechanic (A&P) and authorized inspector (AI). His particular expertise was with Bell helicopters. He had over ten thousand flight hours and his log book recorded a flight with Charles Lindbergh. He was also able to build airplanes, especially fabric planes such as Stearman biplanes and had a Stearman shop at Payne Field in Everett, WA.

Chuck was an adventurer and loved to learn new things. He tried his hand at a number of activities. For a brief time, he was a rodeo clown; he worked with the great Slim Pickens. He loved to sail, was a certified engineer on yachts and received his Captain's license as well. He, and his brother, Jack, both drove Miss Bardahl, the famous hydroplane.

Chuck married the love of his life, Darleen in 1969. They eventually moved to Buckeye Az where he owned Triple H Aviation. In 1977 Chuck worked in Moab on a siezmograph crew and fell in love with the area. He soon moved Darleen and their son Randy to Moab where he owned Arrowhead Helicopters and later owned Cattlemanís restaurant and the Sportsmanís Lounge. Chuck worked in the aviation industry in Moab until just a few years ago. Doing jobs for the film industry, Marlboro Adventure Team, Search and Rescue, Forest Service and many others.

Chuck Hassen was a long-time member of the Veterans of the Foreign Wars of the United States. He served at Presque Isle Air Force Base in Maine and at the Thule Air Force Base which is the United States Air Force's northernmost base, located 750 mi north of the Arctic Circle on the northwest coast of Greenland.

Charles Hassen was preceded in death by his brothers, Dean and Jack, his parents, his beloved wife, Darleen Hassen and stepson, Larry Lance. He is survived by two sisters, Carol Hassen (Robert Fisher) and Judith Hassen (Mike Johnson), two children, Cathy Danielsen and Randy Hassen, plus step-children Terry Lance and Sherry (John) Jackson. Children, step-children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and even a great great-grandchild made the lives of Chuck and Darleen full and rewarding.

Graveside service will be held April 27th @ 11am Sunset Memorial Gardens. Luncheon and celebration will follow next to Chucks home on Tangreen Lane. All friends are welcome.

The family would like express their sincere gratitude to all of the care givers from CNS both current and in the past, who have so lovingly cared for Chuck and his wife Darleen before him. Your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten. Also, a big thank you to the local Veterans clinic and the senior services that provided assistance to Chuck.


I'm saddened to read of the death of Chuck, I met him while living in Moab from 2000-2004. A gentleman and an adventurer, it was an honor to meet him.
- gary anderson (formerly)Sherman

Rob and I have fond memories of Chuck. We enjoyed his company and his humor we will miss him. He was a wonderful man to work with. I had no idea about all Chuck's accomplishments until I saw the letter that was posted. Chuck was not a man to brag about himself. Our condolences for the family's loss.
- Rob & Wanda Lesher

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