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Robert (Uncle Bob) Durrell Ferguson

February 8, 1934 — July 6, 2022

Robert (Uncle Bob) Durrell Ferguson was born on February 8, 1934 to Hollis and Bernadine Ferguson, in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was raised on the Redlands from 1934 until 1940 when his family moved into town. Bob attended St. Joseph school, Grand Junction High School and graduated from Central High School.
He left Grand Junction in August 1951 to continue his education at the Dominican House of Studies where Bob joined the Dominican Religious Order in September 1951 and was stationed at River Forest, Illinois. This is where Bob was blessed and was know as Brother Christopher. In 1954 Bob was then assigned to St. Pius Parish, Chicago, Illinois unit 1969 when he was sent to the Dominican Generalate Covento Santa Sabina, Rome, Italy.
In 1974 Bob returned to Grand Junction to care for his ill mother Bernadine. He served as Director of Environmental Services at St. Mary’s Hospital until his retirement in 1996. After his retirement he traveled to Lagos, Nigeria and West Africa where he visited the Dominican Missions and a very good friend Brother Steven Lucas. Bob could not stay retired, and his good friend Mike Blackburn at Callhan-Edfast Mortuary asked him to join his staff where he stayed for 13 years.
Bob is survived by his brothers, Eugene Harding Ferguson of Waynesboro, VA; Francis (Frank) Ferguson, of Virginia Beach, VA; sister Jacqueline Carrie Ferguson Wells of Liverpool, New York; and by his nephew Rocky (Jo Ann) Pantuso. Uncle Bob leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Hollis Durrell and Elizabeth Bernadine Ferguson; his brothers Hollis Quentin Ferguson and James Bryand Ferguson; and sisters, Jeannette Rose Ferguson; Violet Leone Chaney and Norma Jean Pantuso.
A visitation will take place, Monday, July 18, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 5:00pm-7:00pm with a rosary/vigil to follow. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with interment taking place at Memorial Gardens.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Holy Family School here in Grand Junction or the Catholic Outreach soup kitchen.

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Monday, July 18, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Rosary/Vigil will follow the visitation

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

10:00 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Interment will take place at Memorial Gardens.

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