A. Douglas Ferris(1914 - 2009)

Long-time Helena resident, A. Douglas Ferris, passed away peacefully at Big Sky Care Center in Helena on Oct. 16, 2009.

Doug was born on Nov. 14, 1914, in Sidney.

Doug is survived by his daughter, Pennewell Ferris Post and husband Russell Post, formerly of Colorado; and two sons, Doug Ferris III and wife, Jude Ferris of Houston, and Fred Ferris of Provo, Utah; one grandchild, Cynde Lee Ferris of Houston; and nephews, Jeffrey, Jack, Mike and Pat Sherlock, whom he thought of as his other sons.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Plymouth Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, 400 S. Oaks St., Helena, with a reception to be held at the church immediately following the service. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Cathy Barker, and military honors will be provided by the Montana Army National Guard Honor Guard and the Lewis and Clark Veterans Council.

Memorials in Doug's name may be sent to the Shriners Hospital.

To offer a condolence to Doug's family or to share a memory of Doug, please visit www.retzfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of Retz Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

Retz Funeral Home
315 East Sixth Ave Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-1550

Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 18, 2009