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Gene R. Sieben


1929 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Gene R. Sieben Obituary
Gene R. Sieben June 14, 1929 - February 9, 2018 San Diego Gene was a native San Diegan. He attended Brooklyn Elementary, Roosevelt Junior High, San Diego High, Hoover High and graduated from Sweetwater in 1949. He went on to San Diego Junior College, then San Diego State where was a member of the 1951 undefeated Aztec football team. Gene served in the Army and taught school before marrying Darlene Russell and then changing careers. Gene received his Doctorate in Optometry in 1962 and established an optometric practice in Chula Vista, where he practiced optometry for 40 years he loved helping people to see better. After retirement, Gene served as president of the Sports Association of San Diego County for many years, enjoyed the Old Timers Over-the-Line group, the "San Diego Jocks," and seldom missed a Bocce Ball game with friends at Mission Beach. He loved gardening, and he and Darlene hosted many parties, weddings, and gatherings in their beautiful yard. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Darlene, daughter Christy Vail and her husband, Dean, son Bob, and grandsons Nick and Luke Vail. A celebration of Gene's life will be held in his garden on May 26 at 1pm. For questions or RSVP, email: [email protected] See full obituary by searching www.legacy.com.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune from May 13 to May 20, 2018
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