Margaret Ann Ferguson
Margaret Ann (Wolf) Ferguson, born March 24th, 1933 to Leo C. Wolf and Ruth (Engle) Wolf of Pleasant Lake, Steuben County, Indiana, died February 28th, 2021, a month prior to her 88th birthday. Margaret was the youngest of three daughters, her sisters, Mildred Everitt and Delores Bailer, both pre-deceased her. She married Billy Hugh Ferguson, (deceased October 1971) on February 15th, 1955. She grew up during the Great Depression and after completing high school she attended Ball State University then later moved to Washington D.C. to work for the FBI where she met and later married her husband. Margaret was a long time resident of Vista, in North San Diego County, having moved there in 1963 when Billy, a career Marine, was transferred to Camp Pendleton.
After being widowed at the young age of 38, she raised their children, earned her BS degree in Behavioral Science from National University in 1980. She worked for the IRS as a tax technician, a tax problem resolution specialist, and revenue agent until 1990 when she became a private tax consultant. Her accomplishments include member of the IRS Advisory Council member, Director of the Palomar Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled Agents, Inland Society Tax Consultants, and Association of Homebased Business. She was one of the first women volunteers on the National Cemetery Committee, serving several appointments.
She was a Life Member of the Gold Star Wives of America, holding several positions including National President 1993-1995, Regional President twice, 1989-1990 and 1996-1997, and Chapter President 1992-1993. She worked for veteran's rights and was a strong supporter of North County Interfaith, and the Oceanside Veteran's Support Office.
She was a member of the local embroidery guild and local sewing guild. Her interests included all forms of fiber art, lace making, needlework, beading, gardening and writing. She was a world traveler and traveled extensively pursuing those interests.
She is survived by her 7 children, Theresa, Scott, Wade, Luke, Angela, Cynthia, Brenda (Samantha), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Margaret rests at Miramar National Cemetery with her husband.
Published on March 28, 2021