Estefana  Ferrer
Estefana Infante Ferrer was born in the small town of Dawson, Texas in 1921 to the parents of Pascual and Elocadia Ferrer.
Estefana was raised on a ranch in Barry, Texas where her father farmed close to 2,000 acres of cotton, grain sorghum, corn, and wheat. Her parents taught her about hard work through the challenges of farming, ranching, raising livestock, and caring for her large family.
Estefana was the eldest sibling and helped raise six rambunctious brothers. The matriarch of the Ferrer family, she kept the family connected by her many visits, even into her 90s. She grew up in an era where she plowed the fields with mules and picked cotton by hand. She dedicated her life to raising her son and taking care of the ranch her father left her upon his death. As a true farmer, she never sat still and could usually be found taking care of her peach trees, garden, riding her tractor, or feeding her cows. She loved animals, training several border collie mixes to help her herd cattle and always inviting stray kittens into her barn. She took in retired race horses, geese, and peacocks so they could enjoy the ranch as much as she did. She was knowledgeable and skilled at all types of farming equipment. No mechanic could cheat Estefana thinking this tiny 4'11 lady knew nothing of mechanics. She loved when her granddaughters visited so they could collect chicken eggs, ride the tractor to feed the cows, and fish in the waterholes. She lived her final years in Dallas due to her dementia. She was well cared for by her dedicated caregivers Lorena, Betty, and Alva.
She is survived by her loving son, Jesse Ferrer and wife, Cynthia I. Ferrer; granddaughters, Yvette Ferrer and spouse, Michael Cavalieri, and Loren Alexandra Ferrer; brothers: Baldomaro Ferrer (Olivia), Ricardo Ferrer and Wife, Aurora. And step-siblings, Ricardo Mercedes Ferrer and wife, Rhonda, Maricela de Rojas and spouse Victor. Estefana is survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Pascual L. Ferrer and Elocadia Ferrer and brothers, Eduardo, Fidel (Lily), Pedro (Cristela) and Henry (Betty).
Proverbs 16:31 "Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life."
In lieu of flowers consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)
Alzfdn.org, and take time to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, as Estefana did.
There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
The family is planning a private funeral for family members.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on October 9, 2019

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