Elva Marie Ferguson(1917 - 2012)

Elva Marie Ferguson March 23, 1917 - October 16, 2012 Elva Marie Ferguson was born March 23, 1917, in Fellows, California, to Dolly May Thompson (nee Hayes) and Ruben Henry Thompson. She died October 16, 2012, in Bakersfield after a long, destructive attack by Alzheimer's, cared for by her son John and daughter-in-law Cheryl. Her husband, Jack, died in 2000. They leave behind son John Jr., daughters Patricia Huber and Marilyn Scarbrough, 8 grandchildren, and a passel of great and great-great grandchildren. She had a spirit that glittered like a perfect diamond, and she never turned down a challenge or an adventure. She was the perfect traveling companion whose motto was "never go back the way you came." www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 25, 2012