Melchor “Mino” Holguin, III

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April 1983 – June 2013

Melchor Holguin III, 30, of Atwater died tragically in the early morning hours on Tuesday, June 4th. Mino was born in Modesto, CA to Melchor Holguin, Jr. and Tammy Raymond, and was raised in the Turlock area and attended Turlock High. Around the age of 11 Mino’s family moved to Groveland, where they lived for a few years.

During this time, Mino found what would become a lifelong passion of hunting, fishing and the life outdoors; he was an avid outdoorsman. This is a passion and heritage that he shared with his family and many of his close friends. This passion has been passed onto his children, who will forever carry out his dreams.

He had a big wonderful heart; he would do anything for anyone. He would give the shirt off his back or the last $2 in his pocket if you needed it. He never turned down a call from a friend in need, whether it was a drive to the hills to help find a few lost dogs, a jump start, or a helping hand. His smile and laughter filled a room. He was generous, giving and loyal; he stood behind his word and made no excuses for who he was, what he believed in and what he loved. He didn’t have many “friends”, because to him, you were family. Mino had two loves in his life, hunting and his family/friends. He enjoyed spending time together and was always encouraging everyone to “stop on by.”

Mino was a long-time member of the Modesto Houndsman, and the current Vice President of the California Sporting Dog Assoc. Turlock Chapter.

He is survived by his long-time companion Katherine “Kat” Smith of Atwater; his daughter Mya Kalysta Holguin; stepchildren Jordan and Jasmine Delgado; father Melchor “Big Mino” Holguin of Turlock; mother Tammy (Edward) Rhinehart of Livingston; grandparents Florencia and Melchor Holguin, Sr., and Bill and Alice Raymond, all of Turlock. He is also survived by his siblings Misty Holguin, Christopher Holguin, and Sarah Holguin, all of Turlock and Chris Rhinehart of Atwater.

Allen Mortuary is entrusted in with the arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 11th from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be at Allen Mortuary on Wednesday, June 12th at 3:00 pm. Memorial donations can be made directly to Allen Mortuary or online at where a memorial fund has been established.

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