James E. Virgo left us on July 22 doing what he loved, working in his yard and garden. Jim was born July 24, 1934 in Modesto, CA. He lived his entire life in Turlock and Delhi, attending Turlock High School. He retired from Turlock Irrigation District as a line supervisor in 1994. He also worked for a time at Leedom Tire Shop. Jim’s served in the National Guard.
Jim loved to hunt and fish and was sad to give that up due to failing health but continued to support Ducks Unlimited and California Waterfowl. Growing fruits and vegetables to give away brought him great pleasure. He canned the best green beans and tomatoes.
Jim was pre deceased by his father, George Virgo, mother, Bernice Mikkelsen, brother, Sidney Virgo and step-son, Robert Richardson. He is survived by Janice Virgo, his wife of over 40 years, daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Marty Zickefoose, and sister-in-law, Connie Virgo, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd.in Turlock on July 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. At Jim request, no other services will be held.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Endowment Fund at the Turlock Community Theatre, P.O. Box, CA 95381