James Alvernaz was born April 22, 1947 in Turlock, California to Alfred Alvernaz and Bernice Alvernaz. He attended Turlock High school and Modesto Junior College. He worked at Turlock Christian School and Turlock Transit as a bus driver. He was a bus driver for 23 years. James (Jim) also was a farmer and grew pumpkins, watermelon , and hay. In 2010 he married his loving wife Marilyn Scott. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, coaching, watching baseball, and service to his community. Jim belonged to Masonic Lodge #395 -Turlock and was a member of Eastern Star in Ceres.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Bernice Alvernaz. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Alvernaz, Son, Todd Alvernaz, Daughters, Amy Burrow, Julie (Don) Lockwood, Grandchildren, Bradley and Jackson Lockwood, Brother, Tom (Joanne) Alvernaz, and 2 nephews.
Visitation will be held at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., on Friday, April 27th from 4:00 - 9:00pm. Funeral Services will be held at Turlock Funeral Home on Saturday, April 28th at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Turlock Christian School, Transportation and Buses, 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave. Turlock, CA 95382, phone:(209) 632-2337
Wednesday April 25, 2012