Charles "Chuck" A. Morlan passed peacefully from this life on August 10, 2011. He was born on August 17, 1929 in the Blackhills of South Dakota (Lead), where he learned to hunt and fish at his father's side. As a teen and young man he raced off-road on his Indian motorcycle which was a great love of his. In his twenties he was in the United States Army Rangers and stationed in Germany. At 26 he bought his first home in South Torrance, California. Shortly after, he married his wife of 43 years, Grace "Terry" Morlan and welcomed her three young daughters, Peggy, Lyn and Sallie, into his life. Chuck and Terry went on to have a daughter together, Kim, completing their family. Over the years, Chuck worked in the Aerospace industry with companies such as PSM, McDonald Douglas and Northrop. He was proud to have worked on projects for NASA and the Stealth Bomber. After retirement he loved to work in his yard and walked daily. Charles is survived by three daughters: Peggy (O'Neill) Noke, West Virginia; Lyn (O'Neill) Burton, Arizona; and Sallie O'Neill, California; and by six grandchildren, Rick Noke, West Virginia; Chelsea (Burton) Barnwell, California; Christie (Noke) Hadle, Colorado; Michael Noke, Colorado; Matthew Burton, California; and Scott McKivergan, Alabama; and nine great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Jess and Julia (Luthasaari) Morlan; a sister, Dorothy Calhoun; his wife Terry; and his beloved daughter, Kim Stoneham. The Service will be held at Green Hills Chapel on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.

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  1. My Dad, For me, he was my protector and a hero in my eyes. He was a teacher by example and always stayed true to who he was and what he believed. He cleared the path and let me pass by to discover life but was always there just in case I fell. He knew how the world could be. He gave smiles of hope and held me tightly. He is the first most handsome man. I love you so much Dad. Sallie xoxo

  2. We are so sorry to miss Chuck’s services. We are neighbors at 21809 Scannel.We are forty year friends of Chuck. He was always warm,and friendly. He had a wonderful sense of humor.We know he had many good friends. The world has been a better place because of Chuck. Our prayers are for his family. Love, Bruce and Margaret

  3. My condolences to all who new and loved Chuck. He was a man’s man. He rode motorcycles, served his country both in the military and in the private sector.He raised and provided for his four wonderful daughters. I am sure he is in a better place now. My only regret was not being able to get to know him better. I love you Grandpa Chuck!

  4. Chuck was a man of few words, but his actions spoke for him. Whatever needed to be done, Chuck was ready and willing to do it, many times without even being asked. His daily existence was dedicated to making life better for everyone he knew. The world could use more people like him; he will be missed.

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