Eva Joan Ferreira (Grimes) passed away November 2, 2020 in Bakersfield, CA.
Born April 1, 1961 in Phoenix, AZ to Alfred & Beryl Grimes. She grew up in Salinas, CA and graduated from Salinas High School. After graduating high school, Eva started work at State Farm Insurance where she met many wonderful people and kept life long relationships.
In 1990, she married Alan Ferreira and gave birth to their daughter, Kristen, in 1991. They lived in Salinas and Eva was a stay at home mom until 1997 when she started working as a classroom aide for the Salinas City School District. In 2001, Alan & Eva relocated to Bakersfield, CA. Eva started working for the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District in 2003 and retired in 2019.
She most enjoyed time spent with her husband Alan and her daughter Kristen. Including vacations together to Phoenix, Las Vegas, Morro Bay, & Avila Beach. She also enjoyed getting together with her beloved family Kim & Mike, their daughters Alli & Amanda, and Jackie & Chuck. She also spent much of her time with faithful pets throughout her life: Pooh Bear, Cricket, Teddy & Tucker. Football Season was her favorite as she would love to cheer on her 49ers every week and stayed a loyal fan, win or lose!
Eva is preceded in death by her mother Beryl Grimes, father Alfred Grimes, brother Alfred Grimes Jr., father-in-law Joe Ferreira, & dogs: Pooh Bear & Cricket. She is survived by her husband Alan Ferreira, daughters: Kristen Ferreira (Cris) & Megan Saling (Clayton), mother-in-law Anita Ferreira, sisters-in-law Annette Silvey & Judy Vargas (Frank), nieces: Nicole Lewis (Shane) & Alexandra Vargas (Julius), dogs: Teddy & Tucker.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on November 13 at Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest, 2739 Panama Lane. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Bakersfield SPCA.