BEQUETTE, Jack Eugene
Oct. 21, 1924 - Sept. 6, 2013
This blue eyed French-Indian lived a full life 5 times over. Jack served in the Navy, boxed as a lightweight, raced Indian motorcycles, autocrossed with his Sebring Sprite and finished his racing career in his Formula V #93. Upon retiring from racing, Jack became an instructor at Sears Point. He also owned a ski lodge, a Texaco gas station, drove truck, tended bar, led jeeps through the Rubicon and fished with passion on his boat.
Jack was a Master Mechanic who could listen to a car and tell what was wrong. He worked at Snider Volkswagon 20+ years; after retiring from Auto West Honda in 1996, he threw himself into his hobbies: building & fly- ing remote control airplanes (with the Red Barons), building ornate dollhouses, RV-ing the western states, more jeeping & fishing, and of course daily Happy Hour with his wife Sandy. Family & friends were always welcomed.
Jack leaves behind his wife of 49 yrs., Sandy; children, Bobette, Jack Jr., Michelle, twins Oran & Tate, respective spouses & children; and so many friends. Jack will be missed dearly, but his stories will live on. God Bless all who have been touched by this gentle man. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Gone with speed...
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Sept. 15, 2013