Beverly "Beaver" Hebert Loe Fergeson
Shreveport, LA - Beverly Fergeson, 83, passed away on April 14, 2013, after a courageous battle with various chronic illnesses. She was born in Shreveport, on September 26, 1929, and graduated from C.E. Byrd High School in 1946. She attended Judson College in Marion, AL and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Beverly was a long-time member of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church in Shreveport. As an advocate for animal rights, she frequently donated time and resources to a number of animal welfare charities. She was an avid follower of the LSU athletics program; her enthusiasm was contagious and was frequently passed on through all generations.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Pirkle and Jeanette Hebert of Baton Rouge; her first husband, William Edwin Loe; brother, Pete Hebert; and Walter and Anna Lee Barlow, who helped rear her.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ernest Richard Fergeson; brother, Bo Hebert and wife, Deanna, of Baker; three daughters: Carolyn Michele Loe Pierson of Natchitoches; Anne Loe Kimbrough of Shreveport; and Martha J. Loe of Thousand Oaks, CA. She leaves behind four grandchildren: Ed Pierson and wife, Anne, of Duluth, GA; Greg Pierson of Baton Rouge; William B. Kimbrough, Jr. and wife, Angela of Keithville; and Beverly Bagwell and husband, Garett of Lewisville, Texas; as well as great-grandchildren, Jack Pierson, Tyler Pierson, Nicholas Pierson and Annabelle Kimbrough.
She also is survived by two step-children, Clark Fergeson and Elizabeth Olivier and John Fleckenstein. She leaves behind three step-grandchildren: Joey Olivier, Alicia Olivier and John Michael Fleckenstein; as well as step-great-granddaughter, Abby Olivier.
The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Osborn Funeral Home on Southern Avenue. Graveside services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19, at Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Avenue. Officiating will be Reverend James Freeman of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff and friends of Guest Care at Spring Lake, the doctors and staff of Willis Knighton Medical Center North and the Heart Institute.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Best Friends Animal Society, Robinson's Rescue, or Becky's Bridge Animal Rescue in Shreveport.
Published in Shreveport Times on Apr. 17, 2013