November 8, 2004
Services: Have been held.
Gladys Ferguson, 80, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Odessa Medical Center in Odessa, Texas.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1924, in Lorain, Ohio, to Arelia and Charles Zimmerman.
She grew up in Lorain. She married John Ferguson on March 26, 1941, in Bay City, Ill. They moved to Portales in 1947. Family members said she was a devoted wife and mother, enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, and seemed able to make anything grow, including African Violets by the hundreds. She attended the University Baptist Church in Portales. She moved to Odessa about two years ago to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Odessa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Elmer and Floyd Zimmerman; three sisters, Edna Epstein, Lois Fortman and Eleanor Williams; a daughter, Sue Ferguson; a son, David Ferguson; a grandson, Randal Ferguson; and her husband, John D. Ferguson.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Ferguson (and wife, Sharon) of Roswell and Dan Ferguson (Rhonda) of Odessa; a daughter-in-law, Leadell “Mrs. David” Ferguson of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Terry Tamplin will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Joe Grandbury, Jeremy Ferguson, Cody Doran, Mike Richardson, Bill Brown and Rick Vickery.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.