The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 25, 2013

Jeanie L. Ferguson

Published 1-25-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Funeral services for Jeanie L Ferguson, age 89, will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Gail Edmison will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Jeanie Lorain Ferguson was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Alva, Okla., to Mrs. Mary (Hobbs) Lobbin and died Jan. 22, 2013, in Enid, Okla. At age of 3, she became the stepdaughter of Claire Sprague. She was raised in Alva and Carrier. At 17. she left school and married Louis Ditner of Goltry. This union produced Dixie Jean and Dottie Sue. She lost Louis in the Normandy Invasion. On March 23, 1946, she married Raymond Ferguson. A vet of WWII nd the 45th Division. This union produced three sons and one daughter. The daughter (Martha) was lost at 18 months.

Jeanie was very much a member of the “Greatest Generation.” After losing her first husband in WWII she stood by Raymond when he rejoined the Oklahoma 45th National Guard and when they were activated for the Korean War. She also stood by him to go active in 1963 and while he spent 1968 in Vietnam.

Jeanie enjoyed dancing, fishing, flowers and her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Jeanie was preceded in death by her mother; stepfather; two brothers and baby Martha.

She is survived by Raymond, of the home; Dixie Murrey of Ontario, Canada; Dottie Needham of Madison, Conn., Ray Jr (Sue) of Moore, Okla., Joe (Kathy) of Texas City, Texas, and Ricky of Enid, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and brother, Jack (Pat) Sprague of Austin, Colo.

Memorials may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Condolences may be made online at www.ladusauevans.com.

(Submitted by family)