First Baptist Church
Monday October 17th, 2022
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Esther Ferguson, 87 of Dumas, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 o’clock in the morning on Monday, October 24, 2022, at First Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Price officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 o’clock that afternoon in the Stratford Cemetery under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends from 3 o’clock to 5 o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday at the funeral home.
Esther was born June 21, 1935, in Clovis, New Mexico to Charles and Sophia McDaniel. She was raised on a farm just northwest of Texico, New Mexico. She became a Christian at an early age and was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Texico. Esther went to school at Texico where she was voted “most beautiful” and “most athletic” in high school before graduating in May of 1953. Shortly after graduating she married Ronny Banks Ferguson on August 30, 1953. While being a military wife, she traveled from Texico to Ft. Lewis, Washington with a 6-week-old baby. Together they welcomed three children, Gary, Donavan, and ViAnn Ferguson.
“Having grown up on the farm, I was game for anything that needed to be done.” – Esther Ferguson
Esther worked at State Line Tribune in Farwell, TX as a linotype operator. Ronny and Esther moved to Stratford, TX in 1962 and worked together to build, as co-owners, Stratford Printing and Office Supply. Later in 1981 they expanded and added Du-Moore Office Supply in Dumas, TX. Having ran a successful business Ronny and Esther achieved the Businesspersons of the Year award in 1984. They continued to work at the businesses for 35 years until retiring in 1995. Spending the rest of her time pursuing the grandkids activities, Esther never missed a thing they did.
Esther’s priorities were God, family, and her country. Always having her camera with her, she never let an opportunity go by without taking a picture. Esther was a wonderful cook having her whole family look forward to family dinners where she would make her orange salad, coleslaw, and coconut cream pie. Esther loved game time with her family and always played chicken foot dominoes. She was a world record setter at “tipping, collating, and inserting” at the print shop.
Esther was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Dumas, TX where she enjoyed her Ruth Sunday School classes until her failing health prevented her from attending. Esther is proceeded in death by her brother Leon McDaniel, sisters Helen Willis and Grace Whitehead, brother-in-law Fred Ferguson, and cherished son Gary Kent Ferguson.
Left to mourn for Esther are her husband of 69 years and 2 months, Ronny Ferguson of the home, son Donavan Ferguson (Ann) of Amarillo TX; Daughter, ViAnn Reed (Don) of Stratford, TX; Grandchildren Felicia (Eric) Jensen, Brad (Rachael) Reed, Taylor (Alek) Ferguson, Landon Ferguson, Brent (Alexa) Reed, Callie (Tanner) Allen; Great grandchildren Brayson, Brexlann, Brynlee Reed, Winston Ferguson, Aubrey, Raegan, Kollin and Quayde Reed, Jordee Mae and Danni Rhyan Allen; Brother in law Bill (Sue) Ferguson; sister in law Mary Leroy Roberson.
Ronny, Viann and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Know that we will always have fond memories of Esther. God Bless
Karla and Bobby Edmond Nov 10 2022 11:54 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Esther Ferguson
Joan Wood Oct 26 2022 1:12 PM
Esther was a great person; I knew her both in the Dumas office supply store and at First Baptist Church. I didn't know Ronnie but I am sure the same is true of him. Grieve-as-you must; not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent. I know how lost Ronnie is as I have been a widow for 20 years this last June. Cling tightly to our Lord's unfailing and unchanging hand as He will never leave you. May He bless you greatly with peace, comfort and encouragement. Stay close to family and let them help you with memories.
Jackie Sheldon Oct 23 2022 12:15 AM
So sorry for your loss.
Chuck and Nancy Oakley Oct 22 2022 4:55 PM
So sorry for your loss. May your hearts be so full of wonderful memories that there is no room for grief.
Michele and Joe Worrell Oct 22 2022 12:23 AM
In deepest Sympathy for Ronnie and Family. I am 1st cousin of Ronnie. Jane Frances (Williams) Tolle. Daughter of Norma & Early Williams.
Fran Tolle Oct 21 2022 11:58 PM
So sorry to learn of Aunt Esther’s passing. Lots of great memories.
Frank and Jeanene Willis Oct 21 2022 7:19 PM
Praying for comfort during this time for each of you.
Kevin and Kay Spielman Oct 21 2022 5:03 PM