ROSELYN MARY FERGUSON
Dec. 29, 1943-Dec. 29, 2017
Rosie was born on Dec. 29, 1943, to George and Helen (Hind) Guy in Sanilac County, Mich. Her family later moved to Pleasant Valley, near Hillman, Mich. She resided most of her life in Montmorency County, settling in Atlanta, Mich., where she raised her own family.
Rosie was community minded. She served on many township boards including the Airport Board, Avery Township Board, Zoning Committee, Tri Township Fire Department Board and Atlanta School Board, just to name a few.
Rosie took pride in being a Licensed Realtor for more than 30 years. A rule at her business, First Choice Real Estate, was that she never closed a deal without a hug. She never met a stranger. Though Rosie loved her career, her proudest accomplishment was her family.
On June 9, 1984, she married Gordon Ferguson a their home in Atlanta, Mich.
Together they shared a love of travel, NASCAR racing, bluegrass music, being at home on Sundays, friends, family and the simpler things in life.
Rosie is survived by her husband Gordon, son Dusty (Sue) Miller, daughters Cindy (Jim) Straley, Christine (Ralph) DesOrmeau and Luanne (Walt) Bungard.
She is survived by her granddaughters, Marlee Valentine, Katie DesOrmeau, Alyssa Griffore (fiance Brock LaVergne); grandsons Devon (fiancee Mercadez Powell) Miller, Brody Miller, Garth (April) Bungard, Joe (Jolyn) Bungard; great-grandchildren, Dougie, Braxon, Bram and Sabine, as well as her sisters Leola White and Phyllis Romero and many nieces and nephews.
She was affectionately called “Grandma Butterfly” by her grandchildren because she loved butterflies and shared that with them.
Also surviving are Gordon’s children Rick (Candy) Ferguson, Roger (Carol) Ferguson, Gloria (Jim) McSwain, Russell Ferguson, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Additional she leaves behind her lifelong friends, Loraine (Carl) Becker.
Preceding her in death were her parents, George and Helen Guy; her brothers, Robert, Harold, Junior and John, who she joined in eternal life on her 74th birthday following a brief illness.
We can only imagine what heaven will be like as she and her brothers reunite. There is sure to be a fun ruckus!
Perhaps you’ll fondly remember Rose whenever you see a butterfly, or hear the song “Hello Darlin’.” Rosie was an advocate of tithing. A percentage of each real estate sale was given to a local charity or organization. In honor of her philanthropic nature and her love of people, we ask that in lieu of flowers you make a local contribution that will benefit others, share a smile of simply hug someone today.
“Her time as a caterpillar is over, and new her wings are ready.”
A memorial service is being planned for her family and friends for the Spring of 2018.