Peggy Ferguson, beloved wife of Tom Ferguson, passed away on August 23, 2021.
Surviving Peggy are her husband Tom; sisters, Dorothy Sipes and Billie Payne; and brothers, Royce Blackshear and Perry Blackshear. Preceding her in death are ten brothers and sisters including R.L. Blackshear, Horace Blackshear, Junior Blackshear, Ina Maynor, Trummie Pennington, A.W. Blackshear, Robert Blackshear, Jack Barnett, Dub Barnett, and Farris Rowell.
Peggy leaves behind five children: Bud Martin and wife Brenda, Kim Yearwood and husband Mark, Jaimie Wilson and husband Matt, Dr. Daniel Ferguson and wife Jennifer, and Aimie Ingersoll and husband Chad.
Grandchildren include Damon, Tyler, Chelsea, Brad, Arila Nichole, Jake, Emily, Troy, Benjamin, Christian, Jayci, Jaz, and Lando, along with 15 great grandchildren.
Peggy was born to Elvie Columbus Blackshear and Myrtle Blackshear in Lockney, Texas, on December 17, 1938. She grew up in Dumas, Texas, where she lived the rest of her life.
She loved God and the old gospel hymns that she sang to in perfect alto. She loved Texas Tech football, Patrick Mahomes II, and the Dallas Cowboys. Peggy also loved classic country music and the great Merle Haggard. She enjoyed vacations such as quick trips to Vegas, cruises, and visiting family members. She also loved her country and would tear up during patriotic songs. She was proud of Dumas and loved her community. She worked for many years alongside her husband Tom at Ad Rem Real Estate, establishing their business around principles of ethics and service.
With God in her heart, Peggy enjoyed serving her community. She was a CASA volunteer for 12 years, a member of the Moore County Appraisal Review Board for six years, and a member of the Dumas Noon Lions Club for 27 years. She won the CASA Volunteer of the Year award, and she was also the first woman president of the Dumas Noon Lions Club. Last but perhaps not least and at no surprise to her family, in 2007 she won the award for Best Cobbler in the Best Pie in the West contest sponsored by the Art Center and the Window on the Plains Museum.
Peggy could cook; thus, Christmases were favorite times for the whole family as Peggy had the halls and the rest of the home fully decked for the festivities including a feast fit for royalty. She loved being surrounded by kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Christmas at Meemaw’s was “better than Six Flags” as one grandkid put it. Little ones put on plays for the family, there were basketball games and ping pong tournaments where Peggy was a formidable opponent, and often there was a giant puzzle for everyone to work on. Among the joyous festivities, one child even decided to ride the basement stairs on his Fisher Price steed. These times formed some of the best memories for the entire family.
One thing everyone loved about Peggy was her sense of humor. She was a quick wit who loved to laugh and joke with friends and family. She was also instantly loved by all of the babies in the family. All of the grandchildren and great grandchildren loved her from the first minute they met her. She met them at their level right on the floor, and it filled her heart with joy to play with them all. She had that kind of love.
A few select people are able to leave such an indelible legacy as Peggy Ferguson. Through her 40 years together with Tom, she set the standard of love for the entire family for generations to come.
Viewing will be held at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Dumas, Texas, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Services will be at First Street Church in Dumas, Texas, at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Burial will be in Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.
The family wishes to offer special thanks to the excellent staff of Moore County Hospital District and Memorial Hospice for their tender loving care.