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Duane Wesley Ferguson, 75, of Union, died April 14 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A private family service is planned, and burial will be at the Union Cemetery.
Mr. Ferguson was born Nov. 4, 1931, to Emery Wesley and Marie (Sanford) Ferguson in Hilgard and was raised in Eastern Oregon. He enlisted in the Army, serving in Korea and Vietnam.
On Jan. 31, 1952, he married Paulette Marie Térése Lallmand in France. His military career took them to various places, including Missouri and North Carolina.
After an honorable discharge, the family moved first to La Grande and then to Cove in 1969. In 1972 they moved to Union.
Mr. Ferguson enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and canning the fruits of his garden. He loved family gatherings, especially in the outdoors.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Carole and Phil Marks, Emery Ferguson and Patti and John Hewitt, all of Union; sisters, Gilah Dickenson of Cove and Naomi Dickenson of La Grande; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife and a granddaughter, Crystal Marks.
Memorials may be made to the GRH Hospice in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850.
The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending April 21, 2007 Published: April 21, 2007