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Althea Ferguson

February 23, 1924 — January 12, 2018

Peoria, AZ Althea Ferguson age 93 of Broken Bow, NE passed away peacefully in her sleep to be with our Lord on  Friday January 12, 2018 in Peoria, AZ. Althea was born on February 23, 1924 in Custer County, NE to Charles and Thelma (Ross) Sargent.  After Althea took Normal Training, she worked as a school teacher during World War II.  She married the love of her life Virgil L. Ferguson.  They were married in North Carolina, where Virgil was stationed.  Two this union four children were born; Virgil “Gene”, Sheri, Beki, and Charles, as well as a foster daughter Sharon Fox. After Althea’s children were raised she went back to school and became a travel agent.  Althea had her own business “Trans Global Travel” in downtown Broken Bow. Althea was Nana to six grandchildren; Troy, Katina, Matthew, Chelsea, Chase, and Kristen, as well as great grandma to Krystal, Megan, Nikolas, Kasara, Michael, Amber, Jeremy, and Aria.  She was also Nana to 10 great great grandchildren. Mrs. Ferguson loved music, swimming and travelling.  She traveled abroad many times. She was a devoted member of the Broken Bow United Methodist Church and a friend to all. Althea was always willing to lend a hand or help a friend.  She truly enjoyed being with people, was always able to make friends wherever she went and brought joy to many.  Althea’s legacy is to have nurtured and received love, loyalty, and respect of her husband, siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Family was always first and foremost in her life.  She was pleased to see and experience her legacy passed on to her five generation descendants.   Althea was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Virgil, two brothers, Floyd and Clifford, a sister, Vivian and grandson Troy and a great granddaughter Makala. She is survived by her children; Virgil “Gene” Ferguson of Peoria, AZ, Sheri Stark of Peoria, AZ, Beki Ferguson of Lincoln, and Charles Ferguson of Tempe, AZ, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother Charles (Wanda)  Sargent Jr. of Broken Bow. Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Todd Karges officiating.  Burial will be in the New Helena Cemetery.  Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held on Friday January 19, 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Govier Brothers with the family greeting friends 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Govier Brothers Mortuary.  Online condolences can be left a www.govierbrothers.com  
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