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Ferrol Frost

May 9, 1929 ~ January 2, 2019 (age 89)

In the early morning of Tuesday, the 2nd of January, a special woman

peacefully left this earth.  Ferrol Fern Frost, or “Auntie” as she was known 

by so many friends, lived a full life of love and laughter. 

Her name was as unique as her person.  When being introduced, people would often ask, “How do you pronounce your first name?” to which she’d reply, “ Ferrol. Like the wild, feral cat!” And boy did we all get a good laugh!

Ferrol spent her first 83 years in Ventura County and her final 6 years in Carmel.

Her chosen career was banking. She began work as a teller when she was 18. 

Because of her strong work ethic, attention to detail and accuracy, determination, excellent “people skills” and a sense of pride, she eventually worked her way to the top, becoming the first female manager for Security Pacific National Bank 

in Ventura County.

She loved biographies, memoirs and books about the British Monarchy. She also loved animals, especially cats. She donated to animal shelters and rescues her entire life. In early years, she loved camping at the beach. She’d pack up her tent, belongings, fire-building supplies and her cats (with their leashes of course) and head to the sea where she would collect shells and driftwood and watch the sun go down. 

Interesting facts about this special gal:

She kept her toy stuffed dog since she was little. At one time, we counted 15 clocks in her home! She kept a plethora of photo albums; every single photo labeled with incredible detail. She loved all kinds of jewelry, especially sterling silver. “The good stuff.” To avoid the outside garbage can having odor, she froze her food scraps until trash day!

Ferrol was preceded in death by her two soul mates: her sister, Arline and her best pal from childhood, Joann.

Oh, the adventures she shared with each of these women over the decades! 

As children, “Jo” and Ferrol were inseparable.  The same held true when they became young women.  They always double dated with their prospective “beaus.” These two were “characters” in the day! Two peas in a pod.

She traveled with Joann to Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Canada and 16 states in the U.S.  Her “sis” Arline and her enjoyed musicals, plays and museums. They had their routines; a monthly pedicure followed by a Mexican lunch. In later years, she and “Arl” would talk nightly by phone at exactly 6:00 p.m.

Ferrol loved: Taster’s Choice instant coffee. Riesling wine. A good cook show. 

Her beloved rescue cat with the one eye named “Winkie.” Lamb shank cooked rare. Scallops cooked in Amish butter. Her nieces whom she called “Pet A and Pet B.” Fresh figs. The color blue. Keeping track of “Pet B’s” basketball scores, red pen for the wins and black pen for the losses. Those monthly “We 3” dinners.

Not necessarily in that order.

She disliked: Being wasteful. Going to doctor appointments. People who aren’t genuine. Over cooked meat and under cooked vegetables. Cold weather. A messy kitchen.  A “poor pour of wine.”

Not necessarily in that order.

Things she taught people:

Donate to your favorite causes. Always be upfront and forthright. Welcome others with a positive pleasantry. Move forward and never live in the past. Take good care of your personal belongings. Travel if you can.

Some of Ferrol’s favorite quotes:

“Is it wine time?”

“Que sera, sera…”

“To hell with the Pope!”

“Chin up.”

“I’ll take an inch. I have to keep up with you!”

“I’m totally happy being alone. I like my own company.”

Ferrol will be deeply missed by her nieces, Valerie and Wendy, 

Her nephews, Jim (Kathy) and Don (Cynda), her daughter, Lynda and Winkie, 

As well as, many family members, friends and acquaintances that span over 8 decades.

Her nieces would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Gina Heal of Monterey for her exceptional care in recent years, and also to Hospice of the Central Coast for their compassion and skillful guidance.

In remembrance of Ferrol Fern Frost, here are 3 charities she felt passionate about:

*Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP) with a memo or earmark reading: 

Shannon Chaffin/TNR, Kitten & Feral Rescue

P.O. Box 51083

Pacific Grove. Ca 93950

www.animalfriendsrescue.org 

*Salinas Animal Services (SAS) with memo or earmark reading: 

Animal Shelter

160 Hitchcock Rd.

Salinas, Ca 93908

www.co.monterey.ca.us 

*Ventura County Animal Services

600 Aviation Drive

Camarillo, Ca 93010

www.vcas.us

 

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