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 Myron McFarland, Jr

Myron McFarland, Jr

Birth
USA
Death 18 Jan 2004 (aged 80–81)
Monterey County, California, USA
Burial Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA
Memorial ID 92760781 · View Source
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McFARLAND, JR., 80, DIED SUNDAY JANUARY 18, 2004 AT HIS HOME IN MONTEREY FOLLOWING A LENGTHY ILLNESS.

HE WAS A LIFE LONG LEADER IN CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE AND THE MONTEREY COUNTY WINE INDUSTRY. HE SERVED AS CEO, M.B. McFARLAND & SONS, INC., 1952-1990; LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER, SINCE 1952; CHAIRMAN, MONTEREY VINEYARDS WINERY, 1973 - 1978. OVER THE COURSE OF HIS CAREER.

HE SERVED AS PRESIDENT, MONTEREY WINEGROWERS ASSOCIATION; PRESIDENT, CALIFORNIA ALMOND GROWERS ASSOCIATION; PRESIDENT, KERN COUNTY POTATO GROWERS ASSOCIATION; MEMBER, NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL; MEMBER, U.S. AGRICULTURE TRADE MISSION TO JAPAN; GUEST LECTURER ON AGRICULTURAL ISSUES AT THE WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA; AT THE LABOR POLICY ASSOCIATION, WILLIAMSBURG, VA; AND AT THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO. HIS HOBBIES INCLUDED FLY-FISHING, TRAVEL, READING AND WRITING.

HE SERVED IN THE US ARMY, DECEMBER 7, 1942 THROUGH MAY 1946; GRADUATED FROM OCS, FORT SILL, OK IN JUNE OF 1943; SERVED WITH THE 756 FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION AND CAMPAIGNED IN THE PACIFIC THEATRE OF OPERATIONS IN NEW GUINEA, NEW BRITAIN AND LUZON, PHILIPPINES AS ASST. S-2, RECON AND SURVEY OFFICER. BRONZE STAR MEDAL AND CITATIONS FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE IN GROUND COMBAT OPERATIONS AGAINST THE ENEMY.

GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FORESTRY, 1948. COMMUNITY SERVICE: TRUSTEE AND PRESIDENT, FOUNDATION BOARD FOR MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE; MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CHAIRMAN OF THE ACADEMIC COMMITTEE, MONTEREY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES; TRUSTEE AND PRESIDENT, WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF THE MONTEREY BAY AREA; EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, THE GENTRAIN SOCIETY (MPC); NORTH KERN DISTRICT CHARIMAN, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA; NORTH KERN HOSPITAL DISTRICT BOARD; PRESIDENT, LIONS CLUB OF McFARLAND, CA; MEMBER, PRESIDENT, McFARLAND UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT.

HE IS SURVIVIED BY HIS WIFE OF 56 YEARS DORIS R. McFARLAND; THEIR FIVE CHILDREN JAMES McFARLAND, DONALD McFARLAND, DOUGLAS McFARLAND, LAURIE JACKSON AND BRIAN McFARLAND, ALONG WITH THEIR SPOUSES AND TEN GRANDCHILDREN. BROTHER, GERALD McFARLAND.

VISITATION WILL BE WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21 FROM 5 P.M. TO 9 P.M. AT THE PAUL MORTUARY IN PACIFIC GROVE, CA. FUNERAL SERVICES: VIEWING WILL BE FROM 1 P.M. TO 2 P.M. AT THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 501 EL DORADO, MONTEREY, CA ON THURSDAY, JAN. 22. SERVICES WILL START AT 2 P.M. BURIAL: HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK, 9101 KERN CANYON ROAD, BAKERSFIELD, CA FRIDAY, JAN. 23, 2004 AT 2 P.M. MEMORIAL GIFTS: MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE FOUNDATION, P.O. BOX 203, MONTEREY, CA 93942. Published in The Monterey Herald on January 22, 2004


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  • Created by: Ms. Clyde
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92760781
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Myron McFarland, Jr (1923–18 Jan 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92760781, citing Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA ; Maintained by Ms. Clyde (contributor 46994776) .