October 31, 1933 ~ February 20, 2011
Alverda May Ferguson, a 56-year resident of Torrance, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Torrance. Born in Alameda, CA, to Evelyn "Jessie" Therese Prather and Thomas Marshall Kirby, Alverda was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood, CA in 1952, a blue tie. She married Patrick Edward Ferguson in 1954 in Inglewood, CA. She worked behind the check stand at various Safeway and Vons locations, but most recently at the Vons in Riviera Village, where she was a valued member of the community. She was an active member of St. Lawrence Martyr and St. Margaret Mary's churches and participated in many church activities. She was also an active Avon representative for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Ferguson, and her brother Robert Kirby. She is survived by her sister Marsha Skratt, her daughters Jeanne Ferguson Saso and Danielle Roth and her son Michael Danks Ferguson. She had six beloved grandchildren Ian and Taryn Saso, Timothy and Jeremy Danks Ferguson, and Aidan and Joseph Roth. A gathering of family and friends will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm with the Vigil being celebrated at 7:00 pm. The Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 10:00 am. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.
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