Andrew (Andy) John Ferguson of Baker, Nevada passed away on May 11. 2015 after a more than 4 year battle with cancer. Andy grew up in Clear Creek California in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains. He was older brother to Julee and Jeff. Their parents, Wally and Mona and also grandparents Ralph (Bob) and Genevieve (Gene) Warwick owned and operated a family restaurant/grocery store/gas station/tackle shop/TV repair business.
Andy attended college at UC Davis and U of Idaho, then went on to serve in VISTA in Idaho and the Peace Corp in Nicaragua. These positions led to a job with the BLM in Hanksville, Utah where he met his soon-to-be-wife Carol who actually hailed from Winnemucca, Nevada. After that he joined the National Park Service starting at Capitol Reef N.P. in Utah where daughter, Heather was born. Many moves through the years took them to more beautiful and fascinating places in Utah, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and Ohio. One last move brought Andy and Carol home Great Basin National Park and Baker.
There was so much Andy was grateful for; his family, friends, a great community to call home, caring doctors, a good dog, life as a Ranger, life as a retired Ranger on his beautiful property surrounded by pines, meadows and creeks, but most of all, he was grateful to a loving God who made it all possible.
Andy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Carol; daughter; Heather (Justin), grandson, Tobias (Toby) Andrew, mother, Mona and sister, Julee (Patric). He was also quite close to his uncle and aunt Harlan and Joan Warwick and his cousins; Ken (JoAn), Greg (Annemarie) and Brad (Jill), as well as his many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter and brother Jeff, as well as his grandparents.
A graveside service was held at the Baker Cemetery on May 13, and a memorial celebration was held on May 31.