Lois J. Ferguson

January 2, 1925 - June 25, 2014

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Lois Ferguson, 89, formerly of La Mirada, CA, passed away June 25, 2014, in Yorba Linda.

Lois Jeanette Kerchner was born January 2, 1925, in Chicago, IL, the eldest of four children of Ralph and Mary (Canfield) Kerchner. Lois spent much of her childhood in Bettsville, Seneca County, Ohio, where her father was a physician. In 1936, the family moved to Montebello, CA. Lois graduated from Montebello High School in 1942 and attended college at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, for one year before entering the University of Southern California where she pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She did her nurse’s training at California Hospital in Los Angeles and followed that by a year at UCLA studying public health. She worked briefly at Beverly Hospital in Montebello, but public health nursing was her love and she thoroughly enjoyed the 25 years she spent as a school nurse in the Fullerton Elementary School District. She retired in 1985 but continued to work part-time as a nurse at Knott’s Berry Farm for several years.

Lois was always busy: reading, knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening in her beloved home in La Mirada where she lived for more than 55 years. After her retirement she traveled to many parts of the United States and around the world including Asia, South America, and Europe. She was a diehard fan of the Los Angeles Angels and USC Trojan football, rarely missing a televised game of either team.

Lois married John D. “Jack” Ferguson on July 30, 1949. They had four children together before divorcing in 1965. Lois was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Jr., Edmond, and Ellsworth. She is survived by her four children, Stephanie Wells, Craig (Laura) Ferguson, Kimberly (Bruce) Totten, and Eric (Elizabeth) Ferguson, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 1 at noon at Memory Garden, 455 W. Central, Brea, CA.
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