Chuck Prince, Jr. was a member of the RCAC Board of Directors from 1995-2006 and was board chair from 1998-2001. He also served as finance committee chair and was one of RCAC’s first employees. His obituary below is from MagicValley.com, powered by Times-News.
Charles “Chuck” Orbray Prince Jr., 59, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.
Chuck was born July 2, 1955, in San Rafael, Calif., to Charles and Nell Prince. He graduated from Anderson High School in Anderson, Calif., in 1973. By 1975, he had graduated from Shasta College in Redding, Calif., and had moved on to San Francisco State University in San Francisco, Calif., where he graduated in 1977 with his undergraduate degree in public administration. In 1996, he received his Master of Arts in Political Science. Dr. Prince received his doctorate in political science with an emphasis in constitutional law from Idaho State University in 2005. He also taught at Idaho State University.
Some of Chuck’s greatest accomplishments were writing his doctoral thesis: “Purpose of the Ninth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: Protecting Unenumerated Rights,” and seeing his son, EJ, receive his Eagle Scout medal and badge in 2013.
Chuck began his career path as executive director of the Oroville, Calif., Redevelopment Agency. He then moved to Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California to become the city manager of Avalon. Then he became executive director of the Southeast Idaho Council of Governments in Pocatello, Idaho. He left that position and became co-founder of the Idaho-Nevada Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and worked as chief operating officer until his passing. In his spare time, he enjoyed skiing, golfing, biking and watching the San Francisco Giants.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Rose; their 2-year-old daughter, Willa Prince; his son, Edward Prince (19); his stepdaughter, Madison Motzner (19); his sister, Louise Rafalovich; brother, Ed Prince; and sister-in-law, Bridget Prince. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ralph Prince; and his sister, Charlene Martin.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 8, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 371 Eastland Drive N. in Twin Falls, with a reception to follow at his Filer home. His ashes will be scattered at a later date. Services are under the direction of Heidi Heil and Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center and Cremation Services of Idaho in Twin Falls. Condolences may be shared at www.serenityfuneralchapel.com.
Thank you to Dr. Jenny Wright at the Huntsman Institute and Dr. Brian Fortuin at St. Luke’s Magic Valley for their commitment to Chuck’s well-being.
Donations can be sent to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation for Sarcoma Research, 500 Huntsman Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.