Georgia Marcille Ferguson, 88, of Tularosa, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the First Baptist Church of Tularosa. Joe Cantu, minister, will officiate.
Marcille was born in Horatio, Ark. on Dec. 25, 1923. She married Otis Beck Ferguson on Oct. 25, 1945, and they were married for 48 years. She received her RN degree in 1946 in Shreveport, LA.
Marcille, known as Marcie to all her patients, worked for more than 50 years as a nurse for Dr. Richard Sherman and Dr. John Jones. After retiring, she volunteered with the Alamogordo Hospice Care. She was actively involved in her church, teaching sunday school for many years and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Tularosa Wildcats. In addition to raising seven children, she enjoyed gardening, walking, quilting, reading, crosswords puzzles and anything to do with her grandchildren.
Marcille was preceded in death by her husband Otis and her granddaughter, Jessica Ferguson. She is survived by her loved ones, Brenda and John Billhymer, Otis and Judy Ferguson, RoxAnn and Jerry Davenport, Jean and Roger Howerton, Joe Ferguson and Marti Maniates, Denise and Ron Sprague, and Dana and Keith Blazer. She has 15 grandchildren-Amy Billhymer, Michael Billhymer, Otis Ferguson III, Mark Ferguson, Chris Davenport, Tim Davenport, Jon Davenport, Amanda Slowinski, Jason Howerton, Seth Ferguson, Michelle Carson, Jennifer Sprague, Eric Sprague, Ryan Blazer and Casey Blazer as well as 18 great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Bernic Allen and Janice Brasher and was shortly followed in death by her brother, Walter Bowden Miller.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish, www.wishnm.org. The family of Marcille Ferguson wishes to thank all family and friends for their thoughts and prayers.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 13 to Nov. 18, 2012