David B. Ferguson

image001 (3)(June 20, 1924 — September 29, 2014)

David B. Ferguson passed away September 29, 2014, in Ivins, Utah. He was born June 20, 1924, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Eugene Duncan Ferguson and Margaret Brimhall Ferguson. He married Merle Keele, also of Spanish Fork, Utah, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on February 9, 1945.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps as an aircraft mechanic. After he was discharged in 1946, he and Merle moved to Richland, Washington to work at the Hanford Nuclear Facility as part of the continuing war effort. What began as a temporary job became his career and he spent 36 years at Hanford.

An active member of the LDS Church, he held many positions over the years, but he particularly enjoyed his service in the Seattle, Washington and St. George, Utah LDS Temples.

After David’s retirement he and Merle became snowbirds dividing their time between Washington City, Utah and Polson, Montana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Merle, their son, David Randall Ferguson, and their son-in-law Boyd Reeder Nelson. He is survived by his daughters: Sandra K. Nelson and Kathleen (Richard) Geiger, and two sons: Norman Scott Ferguson and Ernest (Amy) Ferguson.

Funeral Services

  • Graveside services will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Washington City Cemetery.
  • A visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, telephone 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website. our website.

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