Obituary of Maynard Neal Overboe
Neal Overboe of Clements was born on January 22, 1941 in Imperial, Nebraska to Maynard and Katherin Overboe. The family moved to Manteca where Neal attended local schools, graduating from Manteca High School in 1958. After two years at MJC he earned a degree in Fermentation Science from UC Davis and it was there he met his future wife Barbara Quinn of San Mateo. They settled in Lodi where Barbara worked at Galt High School as a counselor and Neal began a long career in the Wine Industry. Over the years he worked for Guild, Dino Barengo, Lost Hills, and McCormick-Williamson among others and consulted with local winemakers and winery owners including Joseph Smith (Klinker Brick), Justin Weibel (Weibel) Evangelos Bagias (Lodi Vintners), Chad Joseph (Oak Farm), Barry Gnekow, Tyson Rippey and more. He was vital to the success of Lodi Vintners as Winery Manager/Winemaker and worked for the Rippey family for close to 30 years. He and Barbara planted their Sauvignon Blanc vineyard (one of the first in the area) at their home in Clements Hills in 1978. They enjoyed raising Pembroke rose corgis and spending time at their mountain cabin with friends and family. Neal is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Barbara, his parents, and his sister, Nancy Rand of the Clarks Creek Community. He is survived by his sister, Carol Reid of Merced and his much loved corgi Remy (along with his friend and Remy's caregiver, Brooke McCartney).
A Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11am at Glen View Cemetery, 23588 N, Mackville Rd., Clements followed by a Celebration of Life at the Lodi Vintners Winery, 3750 E. Woodbridge Rd., Acampo.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Maynard Overboe, please visit Tribute Store