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Dennis Gene Betscher


1945 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Dennis Gene Betscher Obituary
Dennis Gene Betscher February 13, 1945 - June 23, 2018 El Cajon Dennis Gene Betscher, the only child of Evelyn Ruth (Diesel) Betscher and Eugene (Gene) Earl Betscher, was born on February 13, 1945 in San Diego. The family owned and operated a chicken ranch in the Granite Hills area. In the 1950's they relocated the ranch to the corner of Bradley and Magnolia. In the 1960's Denny's dad sold the El Cajon property and he and a friend merged their businesses and relocated to Alpine, where Denny got his introduction to agricultural management (aka Chicken Rancher, and his nickname, "Eggman") He graduated in 1963 from El Cajon Valley High School, and in the class of 1967 from Cal-Poly in San Luis Obispo, with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Business Management. Denny was the Assistant Manager at B & H Farms for several years before starting his own egg ranch in Lakeside. Denny's passion was for racing. He especially loved #3, Dale Earnhardt of the NASCAR circuit, and off-road racing in Baja, in which he was SCORE's 1975 Class Two Points Champion. He was one of the original Baja Warriors and we all loved hearing his stories and learning about the Baja that he loved. Denny's outspoken love of the Lord, his permanent smile, great humor, contagious energy, and positive attitude will be missed. He passed away on the morning of June 23rd, after a long battle with cancer. Today Denny is at home in Heaven. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Marie Betscher, and is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jo Ann (Boston) Betscher, his daughters Kim Hamilton (Aaron) and Nikole Klink (Mike); two grandsons, Ryan and Ty Hamilton, plus many other family and friends across the country. A memorial service is planned for July 13, 2018 at 10:00 am, at First Baptist Church of El Cajon, 190 East Douglas Avenue. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in his name, to the First Baptist Church of El Cajon, 190 East Douglas Avenue, El Cajon 92020. This is the church he attended all of his life, and where he accepted the Lord as his savior.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on July 12, 2018
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