Chauncey Warren Uphoff

Los Angeles, California


Los Angeles, California


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UPHOFF, Chauncey Warren Also unknown as C.B. Boff died Dec. 14, 2004 in Boulder, CO. Chauncey, born in Jan 4, 1940 in Flora, ILL was the only son of Julianna Crippin Uphoff and Chauncey Milton Uphoff. Chauncey was an independent contractor in orbital mechanics in the So. Ca. area for many...

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It's has been quite a while but I still think of Chauncey at times. He encouraged me to become the person I am today. Recently, I added the Parable of the Popcorn to the web page in the Proclamations section at as an example of his inimicable humor and style.

I only knew Chauncey for a short while, I met Him and Linda as a teen through a relative, then only spent a few times with him through the years as an adult. But he made me dream of greater things and think, Chauncey wanted everyone he knew to think. What amazed me most was not his incredible genius and accomplishments, it was his incredible ability to make me feel comfortable and (not) inferior. He was so amazing and interesting to listen to and be around it is impossible to put into words....

My dad was a great man and finally became the daddy I'd always wanted. I miss him and love him very much. His faith in my mathematical skills warmed my heart and will forever give me hope that I might live the legacy that he left behind.

Chauncey and I worked together during the late '60s at McDonnell Douglas & had a lot of fun. During the 2 yrs prior to his death, we teamed again by long distance. In May of 03, he came to my birthday party - the last time I saw him in person. I am a baritone, but Chauncey made me feel like a tenor. I consider myself a free spirit, but Chauncey made me feel hopelessly traditional. He knew how to time share life and fun, and enriched the life of every person he met.

The space community lost, too soon, one of his most colourful characters. Now he has gone to his "beloved stars" (sic itur ad astra)

frank Janssens

I only knew Chauncey through his wife Linda. Linda became a good friend during our adoption trip to China.

Linda obviously respected and loved Chauncey enormously and I know she misses him every minute.

My love and sympathy to her and her children.

Chauncey was a great friend and a brilliant and entertaining colleague; he will be sorely missed.

Tommy Snell said it all with his "gone too soon". Auntie

My Uncle Chauncey What a wonderful man, With a big heart and great outlook on life. He could always make me laugh and always insired me to do and be the best that I could. We will miss you very much. To Linda, Karinda, Vandy, Ryan and Christina, I am thinking of you in this time of sadness. I wish I could be ther to wipe away you tears I Love you All.