Sharon Ferguson Memorial Fund to Help Davis Hospice Center
Organized by: Justin Holsworth
It is our honor to donate all proceeds from this fundraiser to the Davis Hospice Center in the name of Sharon Kay Ferguson. In the final days of her 17 year battle with cirrhosis, the staff of the Davis Center ensured she was well cared for and comfortable. Beyond the medical benefits, the Davis Center provides a peaceful place with gorgeous accommodations and beautiful flower gardens. The facility, staff, and volunteers are dedicated to helping patients find what it means to "live" during their final days. However, services of this amazing place don't stop there. The Davis Center is family oriented to provide support to those who are struggling. It will always hold a special place in our family's hearts due to the love and care they gave to all of us during our trying times. The Davis Center is supplied, staffed, and maintained solely on donations so please help us pay it forward so future families can be blessed the same as us. Your donations will be used by the foundation in the following ways: Staffing, Medical Equipment, Medical Supplies, Patient Services, Family Support Services, Education, and Building/Grounds Maintenance.
Please allow us a few words to memorialize our precious relative and friend:
Our beloved Sharon lived life to the fullest. She was an amazing person who went out of her way to make people feel special. Her legacy lives on in all of us as she as she touched the lives of so many people. She loved making crafts, but not for profit. They were made out of love for family and friends all across the nation. The things Sharon created for each of us will always remain near and dear to our hearts. We all have something (and most likely several things) she crafted hanging in our homes to remind us of the love and hard work she put into them.
Our dearest Sharon valued family above all. Throughout her 17 year battle with cirrhosis and liver cancer, she would travel to all corners of the country to spend time with members of the Charlton and Ferguson lineages to gather family stories, articles, and photographs. Her travels culminated into two family history books which she then printed and distributed to each member of the family. Sharon would often arrange and plan family events to bring everyone together to ensure no one lost the importance of family. She would always use her creativity to not only make the reunions special but also kick up the fun a notch.
Sharon had a love for adventure. When she wasn't cruising on the back of her husband's Harley Davidson touring the landscape, you'd often find her travelling to a new adventure. Having grown up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Sharon had a real love for the outdoors. She absolutely loved to camp, fish, relax, and just appreciate the beauty of any place she visited.
As an avid animal lover, Sharon would go out of her way to protect god's creatures. Throughout her life she always adopted homeless critters to give them love. She would feed native Wyoming wildlife and even try to provide them shelter during the harsh winters. Even wounded wild animals would wander into her little house on the prairie as they could sense her presence as a protector.
Nothing personifies Sharon more than her strength. She truly lived by the mantra of "making lemonade out of lemons" and always did so with a smile and grace. She would never let all the trials and tribulations for fighting her disease get her down and would always fight to live the way she desired. Even during her last days, Sharon was able to put her ailments aside and share a few laughs (and even throw a few zingers) with family and friends. She always used to say "everything happens for a reason" and that saying still rings true. Sharon Kay Ferguson has been called to go home for a reason...to share herself with the entire world.