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Mary Alda Reynolds Ferguson
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1928
Shelbyville
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1988
Riverside County
California, USA

Mary Alda was born July 8, 1928 in Shelbyville, Tennessee to Pearl (Johnson) and Amzira Reynolds. She was the middle child with an older brother Henry Johnson Reynolds and a younger sister Ellen *Anne* (Welch).

As a child, Mary was called by her middle name Alda; however, as she grew into adulthood, she preferred to be called by her first name Mary.

On April 11, 1948, Mary was wedded to Darrall Alexander Bradley in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her brother Henry and his wife Ruby were in attendance. The marriage was a difficult one and Mary was left as a single mother to raise her growing family of Mary Judith, Barbara Anne and Richard Stephen.

On June 6, 1970, Mary was again wedded in Las Vegas, this time to Alvis Lee Ferguson, known as "Pete" to family. Mary's family soon included three more children: Gerald Thomas, Johnny Lee, and Robert Duane.

Pete and Mary were divorced on August 17, 1982.

Mary was a hard worker who was generally the primary wage earner in her family. Life was sometimes difficult, but she persevered to raise her children to adulthood.

For many years the family lived in Orange County, finally migrating to Riverside County, where Mary passed away on June 20, 1988. Mary was cremated and her ashes were scattered over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Amzira Reynolds (1902 - 1950)
  Pearl Dimple Johnson Reynolds Cooper (1902 - 1994)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Johnson Reynolds (1924 - 2004)*
  Mary Alda Reynolds Ferguson (1928 - 1988)
  Ellen Anne Reynolds Welch (1931 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Mary was cremated and her ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast
 
Created by: ewelch
Record added: Nov 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100466475
Mary Alda <i>Reynolds</i> Ferguson
Added by: ewelch
 
 
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Aunt Mary, although I was so small, I remember when you took care of me when my mother was in the terrible accident, while your own daughter Judy was also so hurt. As an adult, I admire your fortitude and your ability to persevere. My mother loved you d...(Read more)
- Ellen (Welch) Rowley
 Added: Nov. 10, 2012
 
 
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