Susie Matilda Ferguson, native pioneer resident, passed away Wednesday May 24, 1967 at the Burien General Hospital in Seattle at the age of 87 years. She was born October 18, 1879 in Ellensburg, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Carver [mother Rosetta Curtis] and was married to James Harvey Ferguson on December 25, 1898.
They farmed for several years in the Kittitas Valley, moving 17 years ago to Kent. She is survived by her husband, James Harvey Ferguson, Kent; one son, Lester J. Ferguson, Lynnwood; one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Wright, Seattle; four grandchildren, including Marvin Rutledge, who was raised by the Fergusons and still resides at the family home; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Harris of Ellensburg and Mrs. Nell Williams of Pasco.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ferguson will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Evenson Funeral Chapel, the Rev. H. W. Rydman officiating. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.