Helen Marie Youngberg Ferguson was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Lyman, Wyoming. She died peacefully at her home in Tooele surrounded by her family Aug. 5, 2019, at the age of 95. She is the daughter of Adolph Werner and Rosa Barbara Fillin Youngberg. Helen grew up in a loving home of eight children, she being the second youngest. Mildred, Helen’s next older sister, is her only remaining sibling. Helen attended Lyman, Wyoming, schools and spent her childhood on the family farm.
Helen was married June 16, 1942, to Isaac Junior Ferguson in Pocatello, Idaho, the same day as Wayne and Evon (St. Jear) Shelton, Junior’s cousin. The couple was blessed with three children. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1960.
Helen and Ike lived in Lyman during the early years of their marriage. Ike worked as a mechanic for several years following WWII, before opening his own mechanic garage and gas station. Helen worked doing laundry in the home for oil field workers, and as a housekeeping worker at the Cooley Hotel in Lyman.
The Ferguson’s moved to North Salt Lake in 1956 as a result of Ike’s father’s illness and death. They later settled in Tooele in 1957 where Ike took employment as a mechanic at Stoker Motor Co. Helen worked at the Tooele Valley Nursing Home and Tooele Army Depot for more than 20 years. Her husband passed away in 1997.
Helen is survived by her three children, Isaac C. “Ike” (Gloria) Ferguson, Carol Ann (William) Burton, and Tammy Gayle McCrone (Robert Phipps); nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at the 11th and 14th Ward LDS meetinghouse in Tooele, 190 S. Coleman St., on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held from 9:30–10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service. The interment will be held at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 S. 200 West, Bountiful, Utah, at 1:30 p.m.