Agnes Claire passed away peacefully at home of natural causes. She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Mary, stepsister Janis, and stepbrother Ronnie. She is survived by her brother Greg and stepbrother Paul. She was widowed in 2014 by her husband of 51 years, Dallas Stewart Ferguson (her teenage sweetheart!). They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple. She is survived by her three sons: David and his children Madeleine, Genevieve, Matthew, and Lydia and great-grandchildren Delilah and Malcolm; Alex and his children Finley and Maeve; Jayde and his children Grant and Audrey; and her daughter Tawni.
Claire was born and raised in Murray, Utah. She also lived in Midvale, Croydon, and East Millcreek, Utah as well as Shepherd, Montana. Drawn to living by the coast, she resided in Lincoln City, Oregon for the past seven years. Claire always established close neighborhood friendships no matter where she lived!
Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was proud of each of her children and their successful careers of doctor, artist and teacher, scientist, and social service specialist. She fully supported all her children’s endeavors; her love for her children was everlasting and unconditional.
Claire was an avid world traveler and visited several locations across the globe. She traveled with her husband, mother, friends, and children. Her love of travel instilled the travel bug in all her children.
Over the years she worked for Eastern, Continental, and United Airlines. This not only supported her travel excursions, but also allowed her to make many close friendships with coworkers. She was also a paraprofessional at the high school Jayde and Tawni attended. This was all in addition to being a supportive and loving wife and mother.
Claire enjoyed many years of attending car shows with her late husband and their many great car friends. Since moving to Lincoln City, she became very active with volunteering and participating in activities at the Lincoln City Cultural Center and was part of a weekly walking group. Claire’s bubbly personality made it easy for her to make many amazing friendships that were a big part of her daily life.
Anyone who knew Claire knows she had the biggest heart, a kind spirit, and would do anything for her friends and loved ones. Claire inherently exuded unconditional love and will be deeply missed. Her family and friends will never forget her devoted love and compassion that will be with each of us forever.
A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 2:00pm (540 NE Hwy 100).