Demetrio Arevalo Jr.

January 16, 1933 to January 29, 2018


     Demetrio Arevalo Jr., 85 of Oxnard, passed away on January 29, 2018.  Demetrio was born in El Paso, TX in 1933 but moved to Oxnard as a child.  After retirement Demetrio and Jennie moved to Oregon and lived there  for 14 years until  they moved back to Oxnard  in  2003 and lived here for the rest of his life.   He worked for PMTC Mugu for 36 years before fretiring in 1988.
     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