Turlock teenager dies from stabbing
A week that saw teenagers celebrating graduations across the city ended in tragedy when Turlock Police detectives were called out to investigate the death of a 17-year-old who was fatally stabbed leaving a party.
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Wayne Russell Melvin
Jan 28, 1930 – Mar 8, 2023

Wayne Russell Melvin passed away on March 8th in Modesto, CA. 

He was 93 years old. Wayne lived his whole life in the Central Valley, born in Modesto on January 28, 1930 to Ralph and Irma Melvin. 

He spent his early years in Turlock, CA and graduated from Turlock High School. 

He worked as a manager for many years at Ceres Port-a-Mix. 

Wayne married the love of his life, Donna Jean Melvin, on February 28, 1953. They remained married until Donna’s passing in 2021.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Irma Melvin; his wife, Donna Melvin; his sisters, Jane Mitchell and Beth Sousa.

Wayne is survived by his children, Russell (Kimberley) Melvin, Jeff (Barbara) Melvin; his grandchildren, Sarah, Cameron (Rebecca), Robert; and his great-grandchildren, Meredith and Trayton.

A graveside service is being held on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Turlock Memorial Park.

In Wayne’s honor, memorial donations can be made to Community Hospice, Inc in Modesto, CA.