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Dennis Lou Ming “China Camp”

December 3, 1944—July 31, 2008 His Life Story

Dennis Lou Ming was born on December 3, 1944 and grew up in San Diego. His great grandfa- ther, Ah Quin, immigrated to the united States in 1868 and later be- came the unofficial “Mayor of

Chinatown,” brother David

Dennis and his were raised by a re-

markable

single

mother,

Roselyn,

and a large extended family.

Dennis graduated from Crawford High Schools, attended SDSU and graduated with a PharmD degree from UCDF School of Pharmacy. He was well- known in the California Pharmacy community and contributed sig- nificantly to the profession during

Editor: Pasture Patti

Cajon Cowboy Monthly—July 2008

In Memoriam

his

career.

Dr.

Ming

was

at

UCIMC for 28 years and retired as the Director of Pharmacy. His last and favorite job was working for the California State Board of

Pharmacy as spector. Dr.

a supervising in- Ming held faculty

appointments and was an lent teacher and mentor.

excel-

His greatest accomplish- ment in his eyes was his marriage and family. Within four months after meeting, he and Jeanie were married. Their 36-year marriage was blessed with one child, Jes- sica Alisa. Dennis loved to bake cookies and make waffles for his

girls. loving,

He was an affectionate, and protective husband

and

father.

The

Ming

family

phi-

losophy was

“a family

who plays

and prays

together

stays to-

gether.” He loved giving ties and enjoyed talking telephone to his buds.

bit par- on the

Dennis was a city of Or- ange Police Reserve Officer for 25 years. He especially loved his adventures with his friend Stan, and he enjoyed doing background investigations.

Guns and shooting sports

were Dennis’ hood ROTC.

hobby since child- He participated in

IPSC

and

practical

pistol

matches.

When the sport of cow-

boy action shooting was forming, he was there at Coto de Caza.. He chose the alias China Camp at the first End of Trail competition and attended the event ever since. China Camp worked hard to be a top competitor and achieved the title of World Champion for five consecutive years. Due to his numerous shooting titles and am- bassadorship of the sport, he was inducted into the single Action shooting society’s Hall of Fame. His motto at matches was “it ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings.”

Dennis took on challenges with focus and determination. In 1997 he was injured in an ATV accident, which resulted in a tita- nium left humerus. He was driven to recover his range of no- tion beyond the medically possi- ble limits and succeeded.

The Ming family loved unique activities and travel that they called “expeditions.’ the past few years have been a whirlwind of adventures. His favorite was rafting down the Grand Canyon for a week.

Dennis died of a heart at- tack on July 31st while hiking to prepare for an upcoming trip to Machu Picchu. Instead, God had different plans for his last great adventure.

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