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Ferguson, Harold C.

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December 11, 1935 - June 9, 2013

Ferguson, Harold C.

Harold Clements Ferguson, 77, of Dallas passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 of complications of kidney cancer.  He was born in Terrero, New Mexico on December 11, 1935.  He grew up in El Paso, Texas and has lived in Dallas since 1970.  He worked for IBM as a Customer Engineer for 36 years, retiring in 2003.

He was preceded in death by his parents Beatrice and Harold W. Ferguson and his sister, Lela Bea Fogelman, all of El Paso.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris K. Ferguson and their beloved dog Chloe, his daughters, Pamela Ferguson-Gaines and Melissa F. Cortiaus, DVM, and his grandchildren Lauryn & Austin Cortiaus.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration at 14115 Hillcrest in Dallas at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252 214-306-6700.

Another day, another light

Cast upon the darkness that’s now bright

Friends and family with each other,

Not knowing their last day with one another,

Hearts are broken, tears are shed,

Knowing now their loved one’s dead.

May you rest in peace, dear grandfather,

We love you and now the cancer shall haunt you no longer.

 Lauryn Cortiaus

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Becky Madewell

June 19, 2013 3:43PM

It has been many years, 27 to be exact, since the last time I would have seen Harold. I remember him as polite and funny. I remember the IBM family and what a good group of people they all were. My husband was in the same branch as Harold and I was secretary to that branch for a couple of years. With deepest sympathy for your loss. Becky Madewell (Wife of Sonny Madewell).


Dale Strohmeyer

June 18, 2013 2:48PM

Doris, Rosie & I are so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed every minute of the 30 years I worked with Hal, and even more, the vacations we took together. He was a great mentor to me, and always there when I needed help. Though we didn't stay in touch after retirement, I still miss him and his great sense of humor.


Lisa and Dennis Jackson

June 18, 2013 1:46PM

Dr C "Melissa" and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your Fathers Passing, Know he is in good hands with no pain and watching over all of you, he would not want anyone to cry or be sad, he would want you all to smile and think of the happy times. The loss and sadness of a loved one is truly a difficult time. Just remember he is in all of your hearts now and forever!


Ken Applegate

June 18, 2013 12:43PM

Hal was a good friend who you could always lean on. Never flustered, always composed, he taught me to find the humor in most every situation. Always busy with something. I can still hear his laugh. He'll be missed.


William (Bill) Harris

June 18, 2013 10:59AM

So sorry for your loss. Hal was always a pleasure to know and work with, a really nice guy.


Richard Hand

June 18, 2013 7:12AM

Doris and family.
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss.
While few of us techies kept in close touch after retirement we none the less deeply regret losing one of our own.


Derrel Norris

June 18, 2013 6:58AM

So sorry for your loss. Sad to hear that Mr. IBM has gone. He was a really nice person, good friend and fellow IBMer. He will be missed by many.


Buddy Tatem

June 17, 2013 9:51PM

I worked with Hal for a few years prior to his retirement. He was a good mentor. God bless you all, he will be missed.


Bill Horak

June 17, 2013 8:59PM

What a classy guy. It was always a pleasure to see Hal. He taught me a lot of very valuable lessons. Take care my friend.


Scott Geer

June 17, 2013 8:55PM

Hal was a colleague of mine at IBM, but more than a colleague - a mentor and a friend. We spent many hours together on problems at EDS and Hal was always patient and always the teacher. I am privileged to have known and worked with him and grieve with his family at his passing.


CLINTON MALONE

June 17, 2013 10:16AM

DORIS,I KNOW THIS IS A GREAT LOSS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.HAL WAS A GREAT GUY. WE WILL MISS HIM.


ann roman

June 16, 2013 8:52AM

Doris and family, i am very sad to hear about Harold's passing. He was a good neighbor and will missed very much.