Howard Edgar Shideler


Howard Edgar Shideler was a 1931 Petaluma High graduate who graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1934 after completing a two year poultry husbandry program.

He worked for the El Solyo Ranch at Vernalis until 1947 and followed that with a stint in Linden before moving to Manteca where he worked on a turkey ranch before starting his own on Yosemite Avenue just east of McKinley Avenue.

The Sebastapol native lived in Manteca for 59 years. He was president of the California Turkey Growers’ Association and attended six national conventions on the West Coast and one international convention in Paris.

He was a leader of the Lathrop 4-H Club for 27 years, served as president of the San Joaquin County 4-H Leaders Council and was a 20 year member of the Stockton Production Credit Association Advisory Board.

A longtime member of the Lathrop-French Camp Farm Bureau, he also served as a Lathrop School District trustee tor six years.

He was a charter member of the Manteca Noon Rotary Club and had 34 years of perfect attendance. He also helped found the Manteca Historical Society.