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Marion Sauby Ferguson

Marion Sauby Ferguson

Marion Sauby Ferguson, age 93, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington, ND.

Elizabeth Marion was born on March 25, 1920, in Duluth, MN, to Sidney and Anna Mary (Bemel) Burdoin. She graduated from Proctor High School in Proctor, MN, in 1939, and then attended Duluth Teachers College.

On April 17, 1943, Marion was united in marriage to Orvin Sauby in San Francisco, CA. In 1945, they made their home in Minneapolis, MN, where Marion taught elementary school in Brooklyn Center, MN while Orv attended U of M Dental School. They lived at Hancock, MN, for a time before moving in 1951, to Orvin's home town, Elbow Lake, MN, where he practiced dentistry until his death in 1986.

Marion married Walter Weigand at his home on Pomme de Terre Lake in rural Ashby, MN, on July 23, 1987. Walter passed away on November 21, 1991.

Marion married Albert Ferguson on July 29, 1996 in Elbow Lake, MN. They lived at Fergus Falls, MN, for a time. Albert passed away on February 4, 2006.

On June 12, 2006, she moved to Carrington, ND, to be near her son's family. She was residing at Golden Acres Manor at the time of her death. Wherever she lived, Marion sought out people and made new friends.

Marion is survived by one daughter, Gretchen (D. Tom) Anderson, Ramsey, MN; one son, Fred (Kristy) Sauby, Carrington, ND; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, John ( Dorothy) Burdoin, Dublin, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two sisters, Joan Foley and Gretchen Gartner; one brother-in-law, Patrick Foley; one son-in-law, Dr. Richard Alper; and cherished friends, Mary Pattison and Dorothea Isely

Visitation: Sunday, 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND

Funeral Service: Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Interment: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington

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