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Jan Ferguson


1938 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Jan Ferguson Obituary
Ms. Jan Ferguson (Scheve), born to Edward and Hilda Scheve in Beatrice, Nebraska in 1938, passed away unexpectedly on September 24th, 2018. Her sisters are Marge (Harper) and Judy (Kahle). Her family; Bob Ferguson (deceased), Kim (Dan, Ian,and Lea Osby), Krista (Robert, Taylor and Austin Gooch), and Mike Ferguson lived in Durango beginning in 1973.

She taught English and Physical Education, and was the Varsity volleyball coach in Ignacio (they took 3rd in state!) for 11 years before moving to warmer weather. Some of her carpool buddies (Richard, Liz, and more), were subjects of many smiles, laughs, and love. She earned her Masters Degree in Counseling in 1995.

Other than her children, grandchildren, family and friends, her most recent passion was her volunteer work at the Phoenix Zoo. She spent most of her time in the orangutan exhibit and spent countless hours with zoo projects, as well as welcoming and educating countless visitors.

Jan, Mom, Ferg, Grammy, was the most loving, giving, selfless woman. She brought compassion, empathy, humor and light to all she encountered. She is incredibly missed by all that knew and love her.

A celebration of her incredible life will be held at the Phoenix Zoo at a later date. Donations may be made in her name to the Phoenix Zoo.
Published in The Durango Herald on Oct. 29, 2018
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