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Robert Earl Ferguson: September 27, 1935~January 22, 2008
Jan. 1, 2008 – Senior Softball-USA
Robert Earl FERGUSON September 27, 1935~January 22, 2008
Fergie was born in Limon, CO and soon thereafter moved to Denver, where he spent the first 12 years of his life being raised by his beloved dad. When his dad died, Fergie spent 6 months fending for himself on the streets of Denver before being sent to Seattle to live with his much-older half-brother, Jack, who was previously unaware that Fergie even existed. Unfortunately, Jack didnít show up to meet him and Fergie was allowed to stay for 3 days at the White Rock jail waiting for him. He then lived on Queen Anne hill with Jack and Jackís wife, Mary. He graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1953 and then served in the army for three years. He married the love of his life, Alice Williamson, in 1955, and they moved to Bellevue in the 1960s where they raised their family. Fergie earned a degree in business at the UW and later returned for a Masters. After stints at Safeway Stores and the telephone company, he went to work with his good friend, Herb Chaffey, at Wick Homes (now known as The Chaffey Corporation), from which he retired in the mid-1980s. After retiring, Fergie was actively involved with various local charitable organizations and became an enthusiastic senior softball player, manager and coach. He will be remembered as a man who was always true to his word; he could be relied upon at all times; he was highly respected by everyone who knew him and everyone appreciated his great sense of humor. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Alice; his son, Mike and Mikeís wife, Elaine; his daughter, Laura; his grandson, Parker Robert; his dog, Callie; and many many good friends. Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26 at Woodinville Community Church, 17110 140th Avenue NE, Woodinville, WA 98072.
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