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Edna Elizabeth McAdam Ferguson Robinson
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1920
Custer
Custer County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 2009
Deadwood
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA

DEADWOOD - Edna Ferguson Robinson, 88, passed away Monday, August 10, 2009 at Rapid City Regional Hospital Hospice House. Edna was born Sept. 19, 1920 on the family ranch in Custer County to John and Lita (Graham) McAdam. She was reared by her father's sister Fannie McAdam and brother Robert McAdam. She attended Hot Springs High School, graduating in 1938. Edna then received a Bachelor's degree in 1942 from the University of Arkansas- Monticello. While at university, Edna met and married Coach Stewart A. Ferguson in 1940. Edna spent World War II in Louisiana at Navy Pre-Flight School. She then moved to Deadwood in 1944, becoming a librarian and English teacher at Deadwood High School. A son, Stewart A. Ferguson was born in 1947 - he preceded her in death in 1996. After Coach Ferguson's death in 1955, Edna moved to Sheridan, WY as a high school librarian for one year. She returned to Deadwood for two years as librarian at the Deadwood Public Library. She then moved to Ellsworth Air Base to coordinate the 7th grade English department for two years. Edna then married Harry Robinson in 1960 and returned to Deadwood in 1961 as high school English teacher and librarian, before moving to California in 1965. There she served as librarian with the Colton School District until retiring in 1983. After retirement she returned to Deadwood. Edna was a member of several educational and social organizations including: South Dakota Retired Teachers Assn., California Retired Teachers, Deadwood Round Table Club and the United Methodist Church. Survivors include her three sisters, Ruth Lewis and Louise Schram, both of CA, and JoAnn Picholtz of CT; her step-daughter, Colleen Robinson-Meyers of Rapid City; former daughter-in-law, Jill Tiffany of Spearfish; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, close friends, including Mayme Boltz and Marilynne Hudgens and former students. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; her son, Stewart "Freddy" Ferguson; a step-son, Jim Robinson; two brothers; and a sister. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 15, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Deadwood. The Aldinger Funeral Home & Cremation Service has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.aldingerfuneralhome.com. 
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Deadwood
Lawrence County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Cheryl
Record added: Aug 13, 2009
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Edna Elizabeth <i>McAdam</i> Ferguson Robinson
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Edna Elizabeth <i>McAdam</i> Ferguson Robinson
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Edna Elizabeth <i>McAdam</i> Ferguson Robinson
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