Kathy Ferguson was born to Leo and Delores Grandbois in Fargo July 30, 1952. After graduating from Fargo Shanley High School, she worked for Bell Telephone as an operator. Kathy was introduced to Robert H. Ferguson (aka “Charlie Foxx”) by Suzanne Foster on a blind date. It was love at first sight and they were married Dec. 7, 1974, and headed for El Paso, Texas, where Charlie was working, with all of Kathy’s belongings in a 1962 Volkswagen Beetle.
She is survived by: her husband Charlie, two children, Christopher, and his daughters, Cambree and Myliegh; and Eric, and his daughters, Giorgia and Elisabeth. She is also survived by her brothers, Gary and Jim Grandbois, and her sister, Cheryl (Grandbois) Hoffman.
Kathy was a true and loving wife, mother and friend. She and Charlie moved multiple times for his jobs in the radio broadcasting industry and made friends quickly and easily wherever they went.
Kathy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in Duluth, Minn., in 1984. Through the ensuing years she was always bright, happy and full of life. She and Charlie were living in Traverse City, Mich., when the MS made it impossible to care for her at home. Kathy entered Bethany Nursing Home in Fargo on Aug. 16, 2006. Through it all, Kathy’s kind spirit and the wonderful staff at Bethany kept her comfortable and happy.
Kathy has gone home to rest and be with her parents and grandparents. We will all miss her dearly and remember her always.
The family asks that memorials be sent to the Bethany Nursing Home Foundation, 201 University Drive S., Fargo, ND 58103.
A Celebration of Kathy’s life: Will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. at Bethany Nursing Home, 201 S. University Drive, in Fargo.