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Doris I (Schoonover) Ferguson

June 1, 1931 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 88)

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Doris I. Ferguson of Boardman, Oregon, was born on June 1, 1931 in Neodesha, Kansas to parents, Otto Keith Schoonover and Felista Nadine Foster Schoonover. She died on June 10, 2019 in Hermiston, Oregon at the age of 88 years. Doris was raised in and attended schools in Shelton, Washington. She was united in marriage to Donald Wayne Ferguson in 1948 in Idaho. They lived in Ordinance, Huntington for 14 years, La Grande, Weston and Corvallis, Oregon. She moved to Boardman, Oregon in 2012 where she has lived since. Doris was a member of the Junior Old Timers. She enjoyed reading, needle work, painting, cooking, genealogy, and big band music.

She is survived by her daughters: Linda Schisler & husband George, Boardman, OR, Vickie Morris & husband Dee, Union, OR and Pamela Lenon, La Grande, OR; sons: Darren Ferguson, Kennewick, WA, Dusty Ferguson, Hermiston, OR and Donald Ferguson & wife Nicole, Pendleton, OR; sisters: Barbara & Sandra; brothers: Otto “Keith” & Freddy; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Donald Ferguson, a daughter Julie Lester and her parents.    

A celebration of life service will be held for both Doris and Don on Saturday, June 22, 2019 starting at 1:00 P.M. and concluding at 3:00 P.M. at the Pheasant Banquet Room, 149 E. Main St., Hermiston, Oregon.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Athena Cemetery, Athena, Oregon.

Those who wish may make contributions in Doris’ memory to the American Cancer Society.

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Celebration of Life
June 22, 2019

1:00 PM
Pheasant cafe
149 E. Main Street
Hermiston, OR 97838

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