Richard Eugene Ferguson

Richard Eugene Ferguson

Birth
Wendell, Gooding County, Idaho, USA
Death
10 Apr 2013 (aged 64)
Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
Burial
Pleasant Grove Township, Coles County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
110923268 View Source

Richard Eugene Ferguson died in Flagstaff, Arizona, on April 10, 2013, in the company of family and friends, after a long battle with cancer. Born September 10, 1948, in Wendell, Idaho, to Richard A. Ferguson and Anna Elizabeth Bidle, both of Charleston. Richard grew up in Tucson and always considered Arizona home.
He proudly served in the US Navy from 1966 to 1972 during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Ranger. In 1990 he started work for the City of Flagstaff in Traffic Engineering, retiring in January 2006. Among many projects, he designed the train engine silhouette sign used to designate Historic Downtown Flagstaff. After retirement he traveled in pursuit of Scottish history and heritage in the United Kingdom and the United States, studying Ghaelic in Scotland, representing Clan Ferguson USA at Scottish Parliament in 2009, and attending Scottish and Celtic festivals throughout the US and the UK.
He is survived by wife Anna Whorton, son Gavin Lyle Ferguson (Tiffany) of Flagstaff, stepson Cabel Whorton (Marvelle) of Virginia, 1/2 sister Clara Page (Vernon) of Clifton, AZ and many relatives in Charleston. His father, mother and sister Elizabeth Joan Taylor (Roy) of Sullivan, preceded him in death. A Gathering to celebrate Richard's life will be held in Flagstaff on June 8. Interment will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery south of Charleston, at a later date.


m. in 1982 to Mrs. Anna Elizabeth (Cassard) Whorton.

Above info extracted and modified from Obit published in the JG-TC on May 21, 2013.

Richard Eugene Ferguson died in Flagstaff, Arizona, on April 10, 2013, in the company of family and friends, after a long battle with cancer. Born September 10, 1948, in Wendell, Idaho, to Richard A. Ferguson and Anna Elizabeth Bidle, both of Charleston. Richard grew up in Tucson and always considered Arizona home.
He proudly served in the US Navy from 1966 to 1972 during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Ranger. In 1990 he started work for the City of Flagstaff in Traffic Engineering, retiring in January 2006. Among many projects, he designed the train engine silhouette sign used to designate Historic Downtown Flagstaff. After retirement he traveled in pursuit of Scottish history and heritage in the United Kingdom and the United States, studying Ghaelic in Scotland, representing Clan Ferguson USA at Scottish Parliament in 2009, and attending Scottish and Celtic festivals throughout the US and the UK.
He is survived by wife Anna Whorton, son Gavin Lyle Ferguson (Tiffany) of Flagstaff, stepson Cabel Whorton (Marvelle) of Virginia, 1/2 sister Clara Page (Vernon) of Clifton, AZ and many relatives in Charleston. His father, mother and sister Elizabeth Joan Taylor (Roy) of Sullivan, preceded him in death. A Gathering to celebrate Richard's life will be held in Flagstaff on June 8. Interment will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery south of Charleston, at a later date.


m. in 1982 to Mrs. Anna Elizabeth (Cassard) Whorton.

Above info extracted and modified from Obit published in the JG-TC on May 21, 2013.


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