OBITUARY

Myrtle Fergerson

July 3, 1920August 8, 2018
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Myrtle Vanderwall Fergerson, beloved wife of the late Harry E. Fergerson, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend of many, passed away surrounded by love on August 8, 2018. She was the only child of the late John and Elizabeth Vanderwall born on July 3, 1920 in Paterson, New Jersey. Myrtle grew up during the depression and worked several jobs, her favorite was working the night shift at the Erie Lackwanna Railroad station in Paterson. She also sewed parachutes during WWII. Family and friends were extremely important in her life and she loved to travel and have adventures. She and Harry enjoyed several cruises, even to Bermuda during the Bermuda Triangle scare! She drove with a friend from New Jersey to Colorado to visit friends and family. Her first jump from an airplane was at 75 years old. She parasailed, went on a hot air balloon ride and even rode in a NASCAR car! Myrtle leaves behind many to cherish her memory and times spent together: daughter Diane Norman and her husband Bruce; daughter Carol Sclafani and her husband Joe; grandchildren: Michael, Beth, Jim, Kelly, and William and great grandchildren: Nicholas, Tina, Matthew, Annie, Heather, CJ, Alex, Gabriel, Kerry Michael Patrick, Chrissy and Jimmy as well as many loved ones and friends. A Celebration of Life service will be a 1pm at First Presbyterian Church at 219 E Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International at their website: compassion.com

  • FAMILY

  • John Vanderwall, Father
  • Elizabeth Vanderwall, Mother
  • Harry E. Fergerson, Husband
  • Diane Norman, Daughter
  • Bruce Norman, Son-in-law
  • Carol Sclafani, Daughter
  • Joe Sclafani, Son-in-law
  • Myrtle leaves behind her grandchildren Michael, Beth, Jim, Kelly, and William and her great-grandchildren Nicholas, Tina, Matthew, Annie, Heather, CJ, Alex, Gabriel, Kerry Michael Patrick, Chrissy and Jimmy, as well as many loved ones and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Myrtle Fergerson

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Laura and Peter Mancini

August 13, 2018

We will miss all the fun we had hanging out with Myrtle, and listening to her tell stories of her adventurous life. Rest in His Peace Dear Friend.

Madeline Gallagher

August 12, 2018

Grams as I had the pleasure of knowing her was the greatest woman I have had the pleasure of meeting. She was loving and fair , if she loved you you definitely knew and felt it. I am only related to her by marriage but that never had an impact on how she treated me or loved me , to me she was my grandmother 👵 and she will be missed always by me . Until we meet again Grams you will be dearly missed , Love Margie

Chris Calhoun

August 11, 2018

Gram was a grand lady who lived a grand life. I loved her smile. Thank you for being in our lives and letting us know you.

Diana Nick De Vries

August 11, 2018

Myrtle or Nana as I called her was a terrific lady loved life to it’s fullest. To her family love and prayers God Bless We love you all and grieve with you
Diana and Nick

Jerry Paulison

August 11, 2018

Love you forever Gram. Jerry Paulison

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