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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  1. We were saddened to read of your loss. We have fond memories of Alverda, having worked with her on the SLM School Committee in 1969. We planned on attending the Mass but circumstances prevented this when Phoenix friends arrived early Thursday and did not leave until late Friday afternoon. Our prayers are with each one of you during this sorrowful time. God bless, June and David Leach

  2. I too, as do many I am sure, have fond memories of Alverda. I was fortunate to have grown up living next door to the Ferguson Family on El Sereno….and I loved that dog , Pokey too. Rest in Peace and Best wishes to all your family.

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