Demetrio enjoyed many things in life including lawn bowling, travel, upholstery, music, reading westerns but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. In his earlier years he also coached little league and played softball.
Demetrio was discharged from the Army after serving during the Korean War. Following Demetrio's retirement the Arevalos lived in Oregon for 14 years and they had many friends there. They returned to Oxnrd in 2003. Demetrio had many nicknames given by those who loved him and enjoyed his company: Junior, Raul, Gordo, Chopper and Demo.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Jennie. They were married in 1952 at Rev. Coleman's Famous Drive in Chapel in Yuma, AZ.
Demetrio was the eldest of 12 children with eight surving siblings. He is also survived by three daughters: Theresa Bonadio (John), Tina Arevalo (Ken Spencer), and Connie Arevalo (Diana Wagner), and three grandchildren: Steve Colvin (Monica), Neil Colvin, and Kristen Chavez (Manuel). "Grandpa" or "Poppa" also had six great grandchildren: Stephen, Esau, and Noah Colvin, Vefronica Nava, Vivyana and Evan Chavez.
Obituary from VC Star
Demo joined the Oxnard Joslyn Lawn Bowls Club on October 23, 2013 and was a member through 2017. He developed into a very good bowler and participated in many tournaments and Gold Coast league competition and took part in other Club activities. Demo had many friends and was well liked by all. He will be missed.
Demo Arevalo, Tory Smith and Amador Martinez
2nd Place: Men's Triples Tournament
Rich Purcell and Demo Arevalo
2nd Place: Men's Pairs Tournament
Linda Lockhart and Demo Arevalo
Visitation at Holmby Park LBC
Priscilla Zarate, Demo Arevalo and Dina Bongiovanni
Visitation at Oxnard LBC