Charles “Chuck” Francis Bettencourt
Chuck was born in Modesto, California on November 10, 1935 to Joseph and Amelia Bettencourt. He grew up in Patterson, California and attended elementary school at Northmead, Las Palmas and graduated from Patterson High School in 1954, where he lettered in baseball.
Chuck met the love of his life, Ann Montgomery, while at Patterson High, where they both were students. Chuck served in the US Army in 1954, where he was stationed in France. Upon his return Chuck and Ann were married. They had three children Tammy, Lisa and Mark.
After he returned from the service, Chuck worked hauling hay and later worked for Evans Telephone Company for 20 years. Chuck had grown up in the dairy industry and in 1972 started back in the dairy business. In 1975 Chuck and his family moved to Parma, Idaho. Chuck and his son operated the dairy until his retirement. After his retirement he went back to riding and training horses. He had a horse place in the Top 10 Snaffle Bit Futurity.
Chuck loved his family and was very proud of his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. He spent many hours at sporting events, concerts or programs that the kids were involved.
Chuck was loved by all his friends. His smile would light up the room and his laugh was very contagious.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Ann Bettencourt; 3 children, Tammy (Dave) Selee of Tampa FL, Lisa (Bud) Bowman of Parma ID, and Mark Bettencourt of Marsing; 6 grandchildren, Melissa (Derek) Blomquist, Ashley (Ryan) Lenz, Whitney Bettencourt, Charlie (Dylan) Wheeler, Alissa (Dustin) Becherer, and Jon Bettencourt; 5 great-grandchildren, Preslee, Juliette, Mila, Sophee and Mason and 2 on the way.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Amelia Bettencourt, brothers, Dave, Joe and Frank, and sister Julie.
A viewing will be held Thursday evening, February 8th from 6:00-7:00pm at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell followed by the Rosary from 7:00-8:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00pm Friday, February 9th at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Caldwell. A private burial will follow at Lower Boise Cemetery, Parma. A reception will be held at Recalde Hall, 108 E Stewart Ave, Parma immediately following services.
Condolences may be shared with Chuck’s family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com