Born in: , Colorado
Resided in: Littleton, Colorado

Charles (Chip) Box, loving husband and father, passed away on November 18, 2019 surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Chip grew up in Pueblo, Colorado, where he graduated as a valedictorian from Centennial High School in 1981 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. From there he landed his dream job at Martin Marietta and spent his entire career with the company as it eventually became Lockheed Martin Corporation. During his career at Lockheed, he earned a “New Technology Award” in 1989, a “Technical Innovation Award” in 2018, and earned a Patent for a Detachable High-Pressure Flow Path Coupler in 2006.

Chip had a passion for woodworking and created a collection of beautiful wooden bowls. He loved spending time with friends and family, eating great food, working on old cars, creating stunning stained-glass windows, watching football, and generally lighting up the room wherever he went.
Chip is survived by his wife Deb and their two sons Chase and Jensen, as well as his mother Beth, brother Rick and sister Dawn. He has been preceded in death by his father Dick, mother and father in law Peg and Bob Reed, and grandparents Charlie and Nettie Box and Clyde and Josephine Dawn.

We will celebrate Chip’s life on December 7, 2019 1:00 pm-5:00 pm with an open house at Chip and Deb’s house 8389 W Fairview Avenue, Littleton Colorado 80128.

This will be a casual, healing time for all of us to gather, and of course there will be food. Please join us.

The family kindly requests that if anyone would like to send condolences please contribute to the Foothills Animal Shelter,

More information on Chip’s life can be found on: “ “.

“After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” Albus Dumbledore

Please share your memories of Chip and condolences with his family by signing the guest book below.

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  1. Hello Deb Chase, and Jensen;

    I’m very very sorry to hear about Chips passing.
    Please remember we are all here for anything you need please ask.
    Listen to the wind, the snow and the subtle breaths in the air Chip is still with us in out hearts and in the space around you.

    We love you,
    Jeanie Sabrina and Sean.

  2. Chip’s co-worker and my husband, Robert “Bob” Krantz passed away in August 2018, so with my heart still grieving but feeling blessed beyond words that Bob was a part of my life for almost 44 years, I extend deep sympathy and heartfelt understanding to Chip’s loved ones. After Bob retired from Lockheed Martin in January 2001, he loved to catch up with his fellow co-workers, Chip being one of them, when he was in the Denver area and he spoke of Chip with the highest regard and respect.

  3. I really didn’t Chip personally but know him thru his mother-in-law. Peggy who I knew very well. Chip and was so happy to help the many times he came to Peggy’s aid and she didn’t live close.
    Peggy was always bragging about Chip, Deb, Jenson and Chase. The many kindnesses Peggy was given by them. I am truly sorry about Chip passing and I know Peggy a
    Nd Chip are watching over you

  4. Chip will always be a shining star who tried to reflect his bright light toward the rest of the universe. He saw the big pic. Peace and sympathy to Deb, kids, family and friends who loved him deeply, it was obvious in Chip.

  5. Deb, Chase, Jensen –
    We’re so sorry to hear about Chip. I know he was an amazing husband and father and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  6. I worked off and on with Chip for many years at Lockheed Martin. He always had a positive attitude and was helpful to all that asked. My condolences for your loss, he will be missed by many.

  7. Whenever we got together with Chip, he would love to talk about his family.
    He would speak of Deb with a sparkle in his eye and a warmth in his tone. It was very obvious how much he loves you.

    The conversation would always turn to Chase and Jensen. I remember, I once asked him if his sons are smart like he is. He said: “No, they are far more intelligent than I am!” Your father is very proud of both of you.

    Chip knows how hard his passing is on all of you. He thanks you for a marvelous life, a fabulous family and many years filled with love and admiration. He thanks you for making his last days as comforting as possible.

    Chip will be with you always, his love for you will never die. If you need him, he is there…
    Just talk to him; he will answer.

    We miss you Chip…
    We miss your infectious smile…
    We miss your friendship…

    With our deepest condolences and may God bless all of you.

  8. Deb, this is Buzz (& Cydney). Today during church (1/12), I just found-out about Chip. To say the least, both Cydney and I were shocked. I’m so sorry. Chip was such a great guy. I spent several years working at the Lockheed Martin Engineering Propulsion Labs (EPL) in 1991 – 1993 and 1998 – 2001. Chip and I were very good friends. I sincerely apologize for the very late condolences. We’re thinking (and praying) for you & the family.
    Buzz & Cydney Lanning


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