Dr. Jack R. Ogden, 82, of Paso Robles, passed away peacefully Dec. 30, 2016, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Jack was born in Tucumcari, N.M., to Roy and Ruth Ogden. He often spoke fondly of his childhood there and lifelong friendships made.
An accomplished athlete, Jack lettered in football, basketball and track and field in high school, which led to a football scholarship to the University of Kansas. After the death of his father, Jack returned to Tucumcari and while there he received chiropractic care, which ultimately influenced his choice to pursue a career as a chiropractor.
Jack attended Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. It was there that he met a young nurse, Delores. They met on a “blind” Halloween date and were married five months later, in March 1960; a day after Jack graduated from Palmer. They relocated to Paso Robles, Calif., where he opened his practice and they began their new life together.
Jack was a founding member of the Paso Robles Golf and Country Club and was an avid golfer for many years. As a loyal L.A./St. Louis Ram’s fan, he was able to fulfill his dream of seeing his team win a Super Bowl. Jack devoted many years of service to the local Lion’s Club in which he held many leadership positions, including District Governor in the early 1970s. Most recently, he was a member of the Paso Robles Rotary Club.
Chiropractic wasn’t just a career for Jack, it was his passion. There was nothing he enjoyed more. He helped many people in his more than 50 years of practice.
Jack is predeceased by his parents and brothers Carl, Kenneth and Dean Ogden.
He is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 57 years, Delores; his daughter Jackie (Dennis) Koda; son Richard (Lynn) Ogden; and granddaughters Jamie and Haley Ogden and many nieces and nephews.
The Ogden family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Ingleside Park Assisted Living in Atascadero and Bayside Care Center in Morro Bay for their kindness and compassion in the care of Jack these past six months. At Jack’s request, no services will be held. Donations in memory of Jack can be made to the SLO County Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of your choice.
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