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Marian Joann Fergerson

October 5, 1931 March 13, 2020
Marian Joann Fergerson
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Marian J. Fergerson, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away March 13, 2020, at the age of 88. Marian was born October 5, 1931, in Hardin, MT, to Joseph Russell Vickers and Rose Eleanor Pfau, the youngest of 3 sisters.
She graduated from Hardin High School in 1949 where she was a cheerleader and a representative to the very first girls’ state conference in MT. She met William (Bill) D. Fergerson in Hardin where they were married on June 18, 1950. They were married for 55 years until his death in 2005. They remained in Hardin for a short time where their daughter, Lynn, was born in 1952. They relocated to Worland, WY, later that year where their daughter, Diane, was born in 1954, and their son, Ross, in 1956. During their 22 years in Worland, Marian worked in various offices at the Washakie County Courthouse. Later, she worked as the school secretary at Northside and Westside. They relocated to Hardin in 1973, and then to Cody, WY in 1974. Marian ran a laundromat, taught for Cody Home Start, and ended her working years as a teacher’s aide in the Cody school system.
Marian was a talented, creative crafter and painter. Her love of painting and teaching led her to open the Tole Trail Shop in her home in Cody where she taught for many years. Her business and painting were her pride and joy. She made many dear friends through her shop. In 2015 she moved to Billings, MT to be closer to her daughter, granddaughter, and great-grandchildren. Marian loved meeting people, helping others, and bringing people together. Most of all, she delighted in her family and loved attending activities and events of her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill, her parents, and her sister, Ellen Jean Hickey. Marian is survived by her daughters, Lynn Johnson and Diane Fergerson of Billings, her son, Ross (Kim) of South Bend, IN, her sister, Lois Schaller of Cody, grandchildren, Tara (Grant) Wallis of Billings, Beau (Crystal) Krause of Carthage, MO, Ryan of Nashville, Jason of Mishawaka, IN, Tim Macke of Phoenix, and Robin Fjelseth of Billings, and 3 great-grandchildren, Nolan and Madison Wallis of Billings and Kaden Krause of Carthage, MO.
A memorial service will be held in Cody, WY at a later date with interment in Riverview Cemetery next to Bill.
Sympathy cards can be sent in care of Lynn Johnson, 42 Ave. C, Billings, MT 59101.


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