Obituary: Bruce E. Ferguson

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Bruce E. Ferguson, 53, of Dayton, died Nov. 2, 2009. He was born Sept. 22, 1956, to Stanley and Joyce (Garmon) Ferguson in Frankfort, Indiana. He graduated from Clinton Central High School in 1974, and then went on to work for the Chrysler Transmission Plant in Kokomo, Indiana until his retirement. He moved to Carson City in 2001. On June 2, 2002 he married the love of his life, Robin Knighton, and they later made their home in Dayton.

Bruce could frequently be found with a fishing pole in his hands at many of the local lakes and streams. He also enjoyed riding his four-wheeler in the nearby mountains with family and friends. Bruce loved Nevada and the western life that he found here. He was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts and NASCAR. Nothing made Bruce happier than travelling with his wife and family. He looked forward every year to Christmas Eve, when he spent the evening with his wife and children delivering presents as Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves for the Carson City Sheriff's Reserve. He was a tax-preparer with AARP for the Dayton area, and his most recent volunteer activity was an acting ally for the Carson City Circles Initiative. He had many friends that he enjoyed fellowship with through Calvary Chapel of Dayton Valley. If there was a job to be done, you could call on Bruce and count on his help.

He is survived by his beloved wife Robin Ferguson of Dayton; mother Joyce Ferguson of Frankfort, Indiana; son Christopher MacMahon of Carson City; daughters Amanda McKinney (Jesus) of Frankfort, Amber Kanable of Phoenix, Arizona, Tory Knutson of Carson City and Erica Knutson of Dayton; sisters Teresa Wolfe (Ralph) and Lisa Pelling (Scott) of Frankfort. He was cherished by his six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Ferguson.

A funeral service will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at FitzHenry's Chapel of Faith. Interment will be at the Dayton Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday. FitzHenry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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