Margaret Patricia Ferguson |

Margaret Patricia Ferguson

Margaret Patricia “Peggy or Bugga” Ferguson passed away at her residence of E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle on Saturday July 17, 2010. She would have celebrated her 88th birthday on Aug. 7, 2010.

Peggy was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Ottawa Kansas. She moved to Aspen in the mid-1940s with two small children. She waited tables during the breakfast shift at the Norway Lodge and completed her days by cleaning rooms. She worked many jobs over the years in Aspen including Beck and Bishops Grocery and Mason and Morse Housecare.

In 1968, she moved to Basalt where she worked at Jimbo Liquor. In the mid-1970s, she moved to Carbondale where she worked at Leprechaun Liquors and spent time helping people with special needs, caring for an elderly mother in law and serving “Meals on Wheels.” In 1989, she moved to Mount Carroll, Ill. and then back to Brush, Colo., where she worked at Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center.

Peggy relocated to Craig around 1999 and then moved to Rifle in 2006.

Peggy is well remembered for her sunny disposition and love of life. She always carried a song in her heart and blessed those around her with her singing. She grew beautiful gardens of flowers and vegetables, made granola for her extended families and canned food. She liked to crochet, quilt and go for long walks.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Patrick and Bessie (Dugger) O’Day; her brother, Patrick “Bud” O’Day; husband Merle Glacier; husband Adolph Barrailler; husband Wallace “Fergie” Ferguson; and grandsons Richard “Dick” and Ben Barrailler.

She is survived by her children: Larry Barrailler of Craig, Colo.; Patricia Zordell (Ralph) of Franklin Grove, Ill.; Maria Sorensen (Darrell) of Silt Colo.; and Jean Lambert (Allen) of Crown City, Ohio; plus 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Her life will be celebrated at Rifle Falls on Aug. 7, 2010. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to E. Dene Moore Care Center of Rifle, Colo.

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