Frank Ferreira obituary
TT7 " I Frank 'Buster' Ferreira GREENFIELD Frank 'Buster' Ferreira Frank "Buster" Ferreira, 79, of Greenfield, died "Riesday Nov. 23, 2004, as a result of complications complications following following heart surgery. His wife of 55 years and three daughters were by his side when he passed away. Frank was born Aug. 6, 1925, in St. Helena. His family moved to Monterey County in 1926, where he grew up in the Soledad Mission District. Memberships: Buster was instrumental in the creation of the Greenfield Riding Club, where he served as a past president. president. He was also a past Greenfield volunteer fireman. Buster was a member of the Monterey County Cattlemen's Association, Greenfield American American Legion Post 635, Silver Kings and Queens and the Monterey Monterey County Tumbleweed RV Club. During World War IL he served m the Marine Corps at Guadalcanal, Guam, and is an Iwo Jima survivor. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and also a Good Conduct MedaL On Nov. 23, 1949, he married Erelene "Hudson" Ferreira, and they settled in Greenfield. They owned and operated Ferreira's Welding and Blacksmith Shop for 35 years, which was one of Greenfield's oldest businesses. He was proud to be a cowboy and cattle rancher and enjoyed the many hours spent on the ranch with his family and friends. He took pleasure in sharing his passion for branding and ranching with those who otherwise would not have the opportunity. As a young man, he competed in numerous events at local rodeos, including bull riding, riding, bronc riding, wild horse race, wild cow milking and roping. roping. In his early days, he completed completed at the Salinas California Rodeo, where he later served as a committee member. Buster had a true love of life. Some of his favorite activities included fishing, hunting, boating, boating, skiing, scuba diving, destruction derbies and attending attending many family activities. Buster and Erelene are well-known well-known well-known for their enjoyment of dancing. Buster was preceded in death by his son, Terry Ferreira; his mother, Marie Broach; and his father, Frank Ferreira. Survivors: wife, Erelene Ferreira of Greenfield; daughter, Debbie (David) Pedrazzi of Salinas, Sandy (Monte) Larick of Chualar and Leslie (Patrick) Jones of Templeton; brother, Paul (Pat) Ferreira of Sonora; grandchildrea Justin (Tiflany) Ferreira, Casey Ferreira, Nicci, Nette and Peter Pedrazzi, Tyler, Austin, Pierce and Hannah Larick Larick and Blaine and Preston Jones; great grandson, Dylan Ferreira and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, at Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St, Salinas. Mass: 11 a.ra Monday, Nov. 29, at St. John's Catholic Church, 502 North Third St., King City. Burial: will follow in the King City Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 1184 Monroe St., Suite 1, Salinas; Terry Ferreira Memorial Scholarship Fund, co King City High School, 720 Broadway St., King City; donor's favorite charity. Information: wwwstruveand laporte.com.