Obituary: Chuck Melber

Chuck Melber

Chuck Melber Sr., 61, died on Thursday, June 28th, in Thousand Oaks.

Chuck was born and raised on Point Dume in Malibu and went into the construction trade as soon as he graduated high school. Over the years, he developed a knack for designing and building luxury homes from Beverly Hills to Ventura and as far away as Montana. 

“He relished the opportunity to help make others’ dreams a reality,” a loved one shared.

Notably, he oversaw the building of Gardens of The World community park in Thousand Oaks, and most recently a number of beautiful homes along PCH.

In his youth, Chuck was a daily regular in the lineup at Little Dume, doing what he could to maximize time on the water and minimize time in school. Chuck first met his wife, Betsy Melber, in sixth grade at Point Dume Elementary, and the two began dating shortly after high school. They were married on Point Dume in the backyard of Chuck’s family home on October 14, 1979.

Growing up, he fished extensively and always had great memories of boat rentals from Paradise Cove. As a father, he spent lots of time on the water at the Channel Islands with his kids and fishing for tuna in Mexico with his son.

In this free time, he enjoyed spending time with his wife and kids, BBQing, and looked forward to the biennial pilgrimage to Anini Beach on Kauai.

Chuck is survived by his wife Betsy, children Carly and Chuck Jr., and daughter-in-law Dora. He is also survived by his brother Bill, sister-in-law Linda, nieces, nephews, cousins and his extended Malibu, Kauai and Tucson families.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Jeff Harris, Dr. Richard Schatz, Dr. John Hess and Dr. Bruce Lockwood. They would also like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support.

In lieu of flowers, please send pictures and memories of your time with Chuck to 

“No thought or memory is too small to share with the family,” they explained.