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Obituary: James "Jim" Roderick Ferguson

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Born in Myer, IL on June 21, 1935, James “Jim” Roderick Ferguson was the third of four children born to Chester and Sylva Ferguson.  When Jim was still a small child, the family moved to Kahoka, MO, where they lived for many years.  Jim attended a small country school prior to attending and graduating from Wyaconda Senior High School. 

Jim married Doris Brown in 1953 and the two moved to Montana where they started their family. The two were blessed with five children, who have given them 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The family spent those first two summers in West Yellowstone and eventually moved to Montana for good in 1958.  Jim called Montana home until the time of his death, where he loved to fish, hunt, boat and snowmobile in his free time over the years.

Jim is survived by wife, Doris Brown Ferguson; daughters, Deborah Kaye Rensvold of Billings and Joyce Ann Rodriguez of Gasquet, CA; sons, Gregory Lee Ferguson of Palm Desert, CA, James Anthony “Tony” Ferguson of Bozeman, and Jason Todd Ferguson (Shantelle) of Battle Ground, WA; sister, Fern Annette Walte; brothers, Ronald Ferguson (Joyce) of Springfield, MO and Louis Ferguson (June) of Carroll, IA; 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Jim is preceded in death by his father, Chester Louis Ferguson, step-mother, Roberta “Bobbie” Ferguson, and mother, Sylva Cressie Ferguson.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 16 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.  Funeral Services will take place Friday, July 17 at 11:00 A.M. at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.  www.dokkennelson.com

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