Nancy Elizabeth Ferguson

Nancy Elizabeth Ferguson was born June 5, 1930, in Riverhead, to Walter H. and Dorothy (Raynor) Sanford. She passed away Aug. 15, 2013, in Bay City, Mich. She married Robert J. Ferguson, M.D., on April 25, 1959, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He predeceased her on Sept. 6, 1996.

She is survived by her children, Colin R. Ferguson and friend Stephen Winn, Dr. Heather (Steven Connell) Ferguson, Col. Robyn (Lt. Col. Kevin) Wolfla and Dr. Cristin (Victor) Hannak; her grandchildren, Francis R. and Laurel E. Wolfla and Cameron Hannak; her siblings, Shirley (John) Braun and Bruce (Janet) Sanford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nancy graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. She worked in public health, staff and administrative nursing and as an instructor of medical-surgical nursing at the University of Michigan. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder and a member of its Hearts and Hands Knitting Club. Other memberships included the Bay City Garden Club, Sadie Toeppner Garden Club and Bay County Medical Society Alliance (past president). She delivered Mobile Meals, was a volunteer at the Helen M. Nickless Clinic and served on the board of Crimestoppers.

A memorial service was held on Aug. 20, 2013, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bay City. The Rev. Matthew W. Schramm officiated. Private burial was at Elm Lawn Cemetery, also in Bay City. Visiting hours were held Aug. 19 at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home in Bay City.

Those desiring may make contributions to Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Helen M. Nickless Clinic or the American Heart Association.

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