|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1935|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 2011|
Dr. Oswald Alexander Ferry, or Alex as his friends called him, was born on April 11, 1935, and died at home surrounded by family on December 27, 2011.
He had a long full life. His first passion was his love of family, and second his love of cooking. Dr. Ferry was happiest cooking over a pot of gumbo. He was a jokester, always pulling your leg, but affectionate and kind.
Dr. Ferry holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State College, a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, Masters of Arts from the University of San Francisco, Masters of Science from Xavier University, and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University. He graduated from the U.S. Army Nurse Corps School of Nurse Anesthesia. He became a certified Nurse Anesthetist and a Clinical Nurse Specialists. Dr. Ferry served 12 years on the Louisiana Board of Nursing, six of those as its president and two as VP. He was the President of the LA State Nurses Association, LA Assoc. of Nurse Anesthetists. Dr. Ferry is a past president of the Nu Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, LA. Dr. Ferry is the recipient of the Army Nurse Corps Bovard Outstanding Nurse Award, the Health Care Admin. Outstanding Surveyor Award, the LSNA Hall of Fame Award, and Alexandria District Nurses Hall of Fame Award.
Dr. Ferry is a retired Colonel in the US Army Nurse Corps. His last years of service in the Army Nurse Corps were as the Professional Consultant in Nurse Anesthesia and Nursing to the Surgeon General of the Army. He was the CEO/Admin. of the Dubuis Hospital in Alexandria, LA. His last employment position was as the Chair of the Division of Nursing at Louisiana College. He was a member of Kiwanis, the Rotary Club, the Masons, Elks Lodge, Retired Military Officers Association, and Board of Directors for the Independence for the Blind.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hattie and Nicholas Ferry.
Survivors include: his bride of 52 years, Joan M. Ferry; daughters, Camille Ferry LaCroix (Charles) and Susan Ferry Owens (Ray); his son, Christopher Alexander Ferry (Nicole); and grandchildren, Ellen Alexander LaCroix, Walter Alexander LaCroix, Anne-Marie Alexander Owens, Kessler Alexander Ferry, Nicholas Pearce Ferry and Charlotte Elizabeth Ferry.
Graveside service will be held on December 30, 2011, at 1:15 pm at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society .
Published in Pensacola News Journal on December 30, 2011
Nicholas Oswald Ferry (1893 - 1950)
Hattie Elizabeth Alexander Ferry (1901 - 1992)
LT COL, US ARMY
Barrancas National Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82688711
U.S. Army Motto – "This we'll defend". We the people, thank you for your service. R.I.P. Sir.|
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"Rest in Peace"|
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