07/29/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Valerie Macpherson Ferguson
Newport News High School Class of 194_
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad news today. Valerie Macpherson Ferguson, Class of 194_, passed away in Seabrook, Texas on Friday, July 24, 2009 at the age of 79.
From the Daily Press - 07/29/09:
Valerie Macpherson Ferguson
SEABROOK, TEXAS - Our beloved
Valerie Macpherson Ferguson departed this life on Friday, July 24, 2009.
Valerie was born to Edward and Jessie Macpherson in Newport News, Va., on March 20, 1930. When she was 12 years old, she was honored to have christened the Navy's LST 399, in the Newport News Shipyard in memory of her father.
After graduating from
Newport News High School and then from Longwood College, Valerie accepted a
position with the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley
Field, where she met her future husband, Richard. When Richard was
transferred to the Manned Spacecraft Center, which later became the Johnson
Space Center, Valerie moved from her much-loved home state of Virginia to
Texas, where she quickly became a proud Texan, as she established a loving
home for her family, as well as an active life contributing to community and
Valerie was a member of the Bay Area Republican Women's Club, which selected her as Woman of the Year in 2004. She was also a member of the Bay Area Military Officers' Wives Club, the Purple Hat Club, as well as numerous other clubs, especially those associated with bridge. Valerie's greatest joy in life, however, was caring for her family. The love she gave to us will live on in our hearts forever.
Valerie is survived by
Richard, her husband of 58 years; her children, Sharon, Richard Jr., and
Edward; her grandson, Richard Ryan;, and her sister, Alexandra McPherson.
Beside family members, Valerie will be missed by her many friends, whose
lives she touched throughout her life.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 27, 2009
Ms. Ferguson was a very sweet lady who touched our lives even though we only knew her a short time. Our deepest condolences to the Ferguson family.
Rick, Sheila, Dean and Celine Barrett
July 28, 2009
Valerie and I were friends at BAMOWC. I always admired her for her willingness to help with projects and her wonderful attitude. We will miss her.
Martha F. Owen
July 29, 2009
Valerie was a patient at this office for many, many years and the one thing you always knew was how much she loved her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband and children.
~ Dr. Chet, Deby, Kim, Rachael and Laury Beth
Our deepest condolences are extended to Valerie's entire family and their friends at this time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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