Mary Alice Hiles Heckenliable Ferguson (Midge) past away September 14, 2021 of Covid 19 in Salt Lake City. Mary was born May 4, 1940 in Rapid City, SD to Milton and Hilda Hiles of Broadland, SD. She was raised in the the Broadland/Wolsey SD area where she met and married Larry Heckenliable (later divorced), together they raised 5 children and moved the family to Salt Lake City. She later met and married Gene Furguson and opened a successful bar in Salt Lake named Better Days, where many good times were had by all. Mary worked hard all of her life from the farm in South Dakota to Costco (at age 79). She was the absolute cook from hell, and could party with the best of 'em, with the most infectious smile and laugh. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gene Ferguson, stepdaughter Sheila Ferguson, son David Heckenliable, stepson Terry Ferguson, grandson Logan Heckenliable, four brothers Willie, Mel, Rich and Delbert Hiles all originally from South Dakota (all together again), and many nieces and nephews, and too many friends to mention. Survived by sons Gary (Jan), Mark (Janna) & Rick Heckenliable of Salt Lake, daughter Lori (Marty) Heckenliable Wilson of Helper, stepdaughters Lisa (Rick) Ferguson Kapsimalis, Linda Ferguson (Breneman) of Pensylvania, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews too many to mention. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
We Love You, Mom Rest in Peace.
There will be no public services at this time, a celebration of life will be held at a later date due to that bitch rona.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Sep. 17 to Sep. 26, 2021.
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Such a straight forward wonderful lady we met at costco and she was a true friend I will miss her. Rest in peace Mary
September 19, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss.
I only knew Mary a short time. But in that time she treated me as one of her own, she made a very deep impression on me and my heart. I loved her dearly. My heart goes out to the family always in my prayers.
I would be at the viewing but do to the viruse the family choose family only.
I love you Mary RIP.