Obituary of Edward Nair Ferguson |

Obituary of Edward Nair Ferguson

Edward Nair Ferguson

March 6, 1935 – April 4, 2019

born in Torrance, CA to Grover & Velma Ferguson

Ed never knew a stranger whether he was in Santa Rosa or Grass Valley. Making new friends and talking to anyone and everyone was his favorite hobby. Spending time at Mac’s Delicatessen and Bubba’s Bagel’s was also at the top of his social list. Real Estate was his chosen career but his true passion was his love for Christ along with his children and grandchildren. In his younger years Ed never missed an opportunity to support his family whether it be a baseball diamond, a cross country course, the Bethel Baptist Youth Group

or helping Norma at the Cookhouse. He always loved a good joke, (“did you hear the one about the pig with the wooden leg?” ), watching Jeopardy, playing Scrabble and rooting for the Dodgers.

Ed’s children often said how blessed he was to have found true love twice. After being married to Norma for 32 years, the adventure continued on in 1994 when he married Jeanie. During their 25 years together, Ed and

Jeanie loved to travel which included a trip to the Holy Land as well as many trips across the U.S. Ed and Jeanie are members of the First Baptist Church at 1866 Ridge Road, Grass Valley.

A service is planned for Friday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to his favorite charity. It is Franklin and Billy Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse, a humanitarian benevolence organization feeding and helping needy families throughout the world. Their mailing address is PO Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.

Survived by four children Rebecca Ferguson, Dublin, Ireland; Andy Ferguson, Vancouver, Washington; Chris Bush, Portland, Oregon and Son-in-Law, Danny Bush; and Lisa Ferguson, Sherwood, Oregon along with six grandchildren Caitlin, Drew and Matthew Ferguson, Tully, Payton, Elliott Bush and one great grandchild Emmett Ferguson Preceded in death by his children’s mother: Norma Ferguson, (1939-1993)

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