Ben J. Cagle
Ben J. Cagle
  • September 28, 1921 - June 21, 2017
  • San Diego, California

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Cagle, Ben J

1921 - 2017. 95 years old at time of passing.

Married to Emma Marie Bradley 1949 until her passing in 2003.

Two children: Stephen A. Cagle & Linda D (Cagle) Lincoln

Ben Cagle was born in Ringling, Oklahoma to Charles and Dora Cagle. He graduated from Ringling High School and attended Oklahoma University (OU), from which he received his Bachelor's degree in Englneering; leaving school before the term was over to report to the Army and serve his country in WWII. Utilizing the GI bill, Ben attended CalTech in Pasadena, California, obtaining a Master's in Aerospace Engineering. He married his sweetheart Emma Marie Bradley, and worked at the Windtunnel and ONR in Pasadena. Together they raised two children and were active at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena until he was transferred to the ONR office at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla. Since moving to San Diego in 1983, he has been involved with the Alzheimer's Research Center at UCSD in the hope of finding a cure of the disease which claimed his beloved wife at age 82.

The family appreciates all of the friends from the First Baptist Church of San Diego, The Alzheimer's Research Center, and the Pacificaires chorus for the rich blessing they were in the life of Ben.

We invite Ben's friends to join the family at the El Camino Cemetery grave site at 12:30PM this Thursday, June 29, for a brief service, and later at 2:00PM at the First Baptist Church of San Diego, 5055 Governor Drive, San Diego, for a memorial service. Refreshments to follow.

Arrangements under the direction of El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA.