Leatha Lavon Clark Ferguson, 86, of the Ririe-Shelton area, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at The Gables of Idaho Falls. She was under the care of Aspen Home Health & Hospice.
Lavon was born Nov. 16, 1927, in Rigby to Charles Elton Clark and Leatha Luella Howard Clark. She spent her first five years in Mud Springs, Idaho, then grew up and attended schools in Ririe. She lived on the family farm in Shelton for 65 years.
On July 26, 1944, she married Dearold James Ferguson in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. They raised their family of seven children on the family farm in Shelton. Lavon was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker and farm wife. She also worked as a librarian at Bonneville High School. Dearold passed away Feb. 9, 2012.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in many areas, including as ward Relief Society president.
Lavon enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening, sewing, quilting, snowmobiling, fishing and camping.
Survivors include her sons, Darold Kym (Anne) Ferguson of Ririe and Micheal Vaun (Connie) Ferguson of Idaho Falls; daughters, Judy Lyn Hall of Boise and Peggy Sue (Rick) Linville of Missoula, Mont.; brother, Larry Elton (Jennie) Clark of Idaho Falls; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dearold Ferguson; three sons, Lyle J. Ferguson, Charles Mark Ferguson and Jesse Waid Ferguson; and a sister, Jean Kerr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at the Ririe LDS Stake Center, 14061 N. 130 East, with Bishop Jeff Sutton of the Shelton Ward officiating. The family will visit with friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Ririe-Shelton Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.