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Lois Jean Gimbel Ferguson


Last updated 3/2/2021 at 11:03am

July 17, 1942 – January 19, 2021

San Antonio, Texas (previously of Ritzville)

Lois Jean Gimbel Ferguson, 78, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Jan. 19, 2021 of a Covid related illness. She was born in Lakeside, Wash. on July 17, 1942 to Ed and Ava Gimbel.

In 1948, Lois moved with her family to Waterville where she attended and graduated from Waterville Schools. Lois continued her education through Business College in Wenatchee, Wash. She lived for several years in Ritzville before moving to Wenatchee.

Lois was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wenatchee. She worked as a nurse’s aide and Physical Therapy Assistant. In 2012, Lois moved to San Antonio to be near her son, Guy.

Lois is survived by her three sons: Donald Edward Ferguson, Guy Ferguson of San Antonio TX, Aaron

Ferguson of Walla Walla Wash .; two sisters: Julia “Judy” Brown of Wenatchee Wash., and Mary (Leonard) Hallock of Puyallup Wash .; Lois was very proud of her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Ed and Ava Gimbel; her husband: Donald Franklin Ferguson;

daughter: Melissa “Missy” DeJesus; and a sister: Ruth Ava Gimbel.

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Mar. 10, 2021 at 11:00am at Calvary Crossroads Church in Wenatchee, Wash. You are invited to view Lois’ Online Tribute page at to write a memory and/ or condolence. Arrangements are assisted by Heritage Memorial Chapel in East Wenatchee, WA.


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