John Alexander Soares (1931-2016)

obit-john-a-soaresJohn Alexander Soares died peacefully in his home on October 14th in Colusa at the age of 85.

John is survived by his wife Frances, with whom he celebrated fifty years of marriage, and his children Florence and John.

John was born in 1931 in Ripon, CA.  He graduated from Turlock High School and then went on to Modesto Junior College where he earned a degree in Animal Husbandry.

He served in the US Army where he attained the rank of sergeant in the Signal Corps.  After his military service, he entered the agricultural business where he exceled.  John even had a hand in creating a new variety of lettuce.

After years in the seed business, John went to work at Pirelli Cable; a job he had for many years.  After retiring from Pirelli, he spent his time gardening, watching sports and always finding work to keep himself busy.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11:00am on October 29th at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 6700 21st Ave. Sacramento, CA.  There will be a reception to follow at AMVETS Hall, 7215 Lindale Dr. Sacramento, CA.

All are welcome to attend.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.