David Frank Alvernaz

June 27, 1941March 25, 2014

David F. Alvernaz, 72, passed away unexpectedly on March 25, 2014. David was raised in Turlock and was a graduate of Hughson High School. While in high school, he met his high school sweetheart, Marlene Garcia. David and Marlene shared 53 years of marriage. They built a home near Le Grand and have resided there for 42 years. David was a dedicated worker for Cal Trans for 32 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with close friends. David was always a man of his word and had lifelong friends to prove it. He could often be found farming his thirty acres or spending time in his shop. David was preceded in death by his father, Frank S. Alvernaz. David will be missed by many including his wife, Marlene Alvernaz, and his children, Kelly Forrester and Kimberly (Timothy) McCarthy. His family could always count on his love and caring attitude and generous heart. He rarely said, “No,” to any of them. Blessings go to his grandsons, Justin Forrester, Matthew McCarthy, and Tyler McCarthy who have been such a great source of love and pride for David. They will have many memories to cherish. He was a great role model who helped guide them as their Papa, as well as their friend. David will be greatly missed by his mother, Eva Alvernaz; sisters, Nancy Austin and Cindy Boyden; sister-in-law, Peggy Hernandez; 3 nephews; a niece; and his 3 godchildren. They will continue to keep his spirit alive within the family. A graveside service for David will be held at Turlock Memorial Park in the Chapel of the Flowers, 575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock, CA on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:30am. Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 2, 2014

David Frank Alvernaz

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July 5, 2014

Hello Alvernaz Family, I was so sorry to learn of David today. I remember his kind heart and hearty laugh. Isabel (Salinas) Gong

Yolanda (Gloria) Colunga

April 5, 2014

Mrs. Alvernaz, Kim and family,

Was saddened to read of the unexpected passing of your husband and father. I can recall your faithful attendance to all of Kim's basketball games. After she graduated from High School, you and Mr. Alvernaz attended a few home games. I saw you two as a "team", although I was a mere sophomore, trying to fill Kim's shoes. May God comfort you all during a very sad and difficult time.

Russell Bianchi & Family

April 2, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Richard & Patricia Boyle

April 2, 2014

Marlene and Family: Please accept our deepest condolences during your time of grief. May God Bless you all.

Lupe Andrade

April 1, 2014

Sorry about Dave My love go to all of you

Ted and Janet Hardie

March 31, 2014

Marla and family
We send our love and heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. What wonderful memories we have from days so long ago. Those memories will live with us forever.

Steve & Vicky Greene

March 31, 2014

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Dave was our friend and neighbor for the many years we lived in Le Grand.

Wayne and Nelfa Freitas

March 31, 2014

He was co-worker of mine for 30 yrs. No one better to work with. There will surely be a void in all of our lives with his passing.

Janie Drum

March 29, 2014

Marla and Family , So sorry to hear about Dave. Just wanted to send my condolences.

Mike Madigan

March 29, 2014

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen