We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Reardon Funeral Home
Charles Alan Covarrubias, a lifelong resident of Oxnard, California, passed away peacefully, on May 17, 2022. Born on April 24,1937, to C. Mason and Eunice Covarrubias, he was an only
child and loved camping and fishing with his parents and extended family. Chuck also developed a deep love of local agriculture and was very proud of his work on local sugar beet and lima bean farms, including Adolfo Camarillo’s ranch, while growing up. He joined ROTC during his years at Oxnard High School and became an accomplished marksman and later joined the Army Reserves.
Chuck began his career in real estate in 1960 and became a real estate Broker just 3 years later in 1963. He would go on to open Alert Realty and would later add Alert Management Company which are still operating in downtown Oxnard today. He was named Realtor of the Year by the Oxnard Harbor Board of Realtors in 1969 and Oxnard Chamber of Commerce 2007
Distinguished Citizen of the Year. As a local businessman, Chuck enjoyed participating in many clubs and organizations, including the Oxnard Noontimers Lions Club, the Ambassadors and
the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the boards of the Ventura County Museum of History and Art, the Oxnard Historic Farm Park Museum, St. John’s Healthcare Foundation, the Rancho Camulos Museum among many others.
Chuck was a proud father and is survived by his six children, Amanda Robman, (Louis), Caroline Keogh (John), Anna Loughman (Dan), Sue Winquist (Mark), David Covarrubias (Kim),
and Christina Barnes (Jeff), 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Chuck loved to travel, and during his lifetime he visited many states across the U.S. and countries around the world. There were countless family trips in the motorhome, and Hawaii was a favorite vacation destination. Later in life, Chuck enjoyed international travel to Europe, Asia and South America. Some of the trips were taken with the Oxnard Ambassadors. Chuck loved preserving history and researched his family’s heritage. He was proud of his family tree and connections to old California, particularly his relation to José María Covarrubias, a signer of the California Constitution in 1849 and a member of the state Assembly. Chuck traveled extensively to study his family history and meet distant relatives.
If you knew Chuck, you knew he was passionate about preserving antique tractors, spending countless hours collecting and restoring them. He also enjoyed riding them in local parades and
tractor shows throughout California. He made many friends in the tractor community and was a member of the Topa Topa Flywheelers and The California Oliver Cletrac Club.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oxnard Historic Farm Park Museum, 1251 Gottfried Place, Oxnard, Calif.
Donations in Chuck’s memory can be made to the Oxnard Historic Farm Park Museum.