Sidney C. "Sid" Ferguson

Oct. 1, 1923-Nov. 20, 2002

Sidney C. "Sid" Ferguson died Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston at the age of 79.

He was born on Oct. 1, 1923, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Guy and Ruth Ferguson. He grew up in Clinton, S.D., and lived there until he joined the United States Army in 1942. He served as a B52 gunner in the South Pacific during World War II.

After the war, Sid moved to Boardman. In the late 1940s and 1950s, he was a teamster working in construction throughout the Northwest.

Sid gave up traveling with construction in the 1960s and moved to Hermiston, where he worked for Marlette Homes for a few years. He then went to work for Let'r Buck Trucking until his retirement in 1986.

Sid enjoyed many activities. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. He loved going to the mountains, cutting wood and camping. He also loved to visit with his many friends and family, and never missed an opportunity to enjoy their company.

In the mid 1990s, he began a "hobby job" at the Farm City Carwash. Almost daily he could be found there ... washing out the bays, working on the machines, reading a newspaper and visiting with friends.

Sid was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Diane Ferguson of Hermiston; daughter and son-in-law, Tamie and Steve Watkinds of Hermiston; son-in-law, Gary Trump of Kennewick, Wash.; sisters, Irene Higura and Ruthie Moe, both of Kennewick, Wash., and Harriet Bedford of Winston; grandchildren, Ryan, Brenda and Rydr Ferguson, all of Walla Walla, Wash., Jeff Ferguson of Hermiston, Tyler, Darren and Christian Trump of Kennewick, Wash., and Stephanie, Gabriel and Shae Watkinds of Hermiston; stepchildren, Scott Ramsey of California, Sandy Hawker of Utah and Susan Heydon of Washington; numerous stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stan Zunker; wife, Theda Ferguson; and daughter, Tracee Trump.

A funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. A private family burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.

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