08-10-1939 to 05-24-2016
May He Be At Peace
Chester and approximately 15 others formed Treasure Seekers of San Diego and held the first election of officers on May 21, 2003, having separated from a Vista Gold group.
From May 2003 to June 2006, Chester held the position of Ways and Means Director and Article Writer for the group.
In June 2006 to May 2016, Chester held the position of President of our Association and guided us through a tremendous growing spurt.
Here is Chester’s very first paragraph as President of Treasure Seekers of San Diego (July 2006):
“I’ve been writing articles for our newsletter since we first started this association. I wrote some articles for the Temecula group too. I also wrote articles for our Vista club and now that I am President, I’m lost for words.”
Well, we all knew that Chester was never at a loss of words.
His enthusiasm for the great outdoors and teaching others about fishing, shooting, gold and gem hunting will be a part of us forever. He loved to educate the younger children about “getting out and exploring”. He loved it when he was invited to present California Gold Rush Days to the 4th graders at the local schools and events. No one could ever match his presentation.
We were all honored to know him and be a part of his life in some way.
He held a special place in all of our hearts and he would want Treasure Seekers of San Diego to carry on.
Rest in Peace Sourdough Chet