1931 - 2017
Dr. David Arthur Ferguson — who served a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Mayo Clinic (1970) in Rochester, Minn. — died peacefully on March 25, 2017, in his Medford, Ore., home. He was 85. Dr. Ferguson was a dentist in the U.S. Navy and then opened his own practice in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1960. After his residency at Mayo, he practiced oral surgery in Fort Wayne, Ind., including surgeries at Lutheran and St. Joseph Hospitals, from 1970 until his retirement in 1998, when he moved to Medford. He was raised in Fort Wayne, later attending Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Dentistry (1956). Dr. Ferguson served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy for four years in California, Hawaii and Texas. He enjoyed gardening and landscaping his homes, and was an ardent supporter of the Boston Red Sox and Notre Dame football. Born in 1931 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Vernon, the owner of a dental laboratory, and Marcella (Oddou) Ferguson. Dr. Ferguson was preceded in death by Patricia Thomas Ferguson, his wife of 60 years, in 2015. He is survived by his brother Stanley (Anne) of Angola, Ind.; daughter, Sarah (Richard) of Portland, Ore.; sons, Mark (Marcia) of Houston, Texas, and Jon of Eugene, Ore., and five grandchildren.
Obituary courtesy of family.