Alvin Richard Marenco
December 8, 1932 – December 2, 2018
On Sunday, December 2, 2018, Alvin Marenco, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at home on his cattle ranch in Red Bluff, at the age of 85. Alvin was born December 8, 1932 in Napa, CA to Eugene and Alvina (Kreuzer) Marenco. Al graduated from Napa High School and later Napa College with a Degree in Business; he was drafted into the Army in 1954 where he graduated basic training 6th Infantry and was transferred to the 101st Airborne Division where he completed his service and was honorably discharged. When Al returned home from the Army, he immediately pursued his love of riding, training horses, and raising cattle. Al was an accomplished horseman; he rode multiple disciplines from pleasure horses; to cutting horses to reined cow horses. He had a passion to ride snaffle bit horses, in rein cow horse aged events for many years, and he also was a carded AQHA and NRCHA judge as well. He was the SCCHA president and a director for the NCRCHA and NCQHA for many years; he loved to host horse show events at his arena on his ranch in Red Bluff. AL was active at all levels in the cattle industry, from being an Order buyer for Alpine meats, Fat-City feedlot, and other cattle companies, to a co-owner of Sonoma meat packing Company. Al fed cattle in several western state feedlots, and ran cows at his ranch on the Klamath Marsh in the summer and wintered his cows and feeders at his Red Bluff ranch. He hosted the Tehama County Cattlemen's Field day 3 times on his ranch and was very active in the local cattlemen organization as well. He was the Tehama County Cattlemen's President and later was awarded the Tehama County Cattlemen's MAN of the year award. Al was preceded in death by his father, Eugene, and his mother, Alvina, and his sister Kathy Smith. He is survived by his wife Peggy, his son Chris (Amber) and two grandsons, Colten, and Christian. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers 816 Walnut St. in Red Bluff at 10 o'clock a.m., immediately following a graveside service will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, and a celebration of life will be held at Rolling Hills Casino banquet room in Corning, CA. from 12 to 3pm. If you wish a donation can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD. 21741-5014, or a charity of your choice.
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 15, 2018
- Committal Service
Alvin Richard Marenco
December 13, 2018
Another photo of Dad on a horse in front of his uncle's house (Emil), which was just down the hill from where we lived in Napa from 1957 - 1966.