Theo Ruth Ferguson was born on February 28,1928 in Moorcroft, Wyoming to her parents James G Dickinson and Shirley Schultz Dickinson. She was the youngest of four daughters. When she was 8 years old her family moved to Falls City, Oregon. She graduated from Falls City High School and a year later married Milton Chauncey Ferguson,also from Falls City. They spent their early married life there. When Milton started working for the Oregon State Park Service they lived at Humbug Mountain State Park and later Silver Creek Falls State Park.
After the birth of their first child, Linda, they moved to Longview, Washington where Milton found work. Three years after the birth of their second child, Chris, they purchased a small farm in Cathlamet, Washington where they lived for the next 58 years.
Their life was filled with chickens, cows. and gardens. In the early years on the farm Theo sold eggs, butter and milk from the house and also delivered eggs. Theo was a career homemaker and took her job very seriously. She was involved with her children, her church, cooking and maintaining her household. She had a great sense of humor and a memorable laugh. She was loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children Linda and her spouse Tom Stiltz, Chris and his spouse Jan Ferguson, three grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Theo was the last living member of her generation in her family. She would have been 94 on her next birthday, February 28. A celebration of Theo's life will be held at 3 p.m. February 28, 2022 at Steele Chapel.