Virginia Ward Ferguson, 86, died in Seattle on June 22, 2008. Virginia was born on Sept. 4 1922 and was raised in Crescent City.

Virginia was a graduate of St. Frances School of Nursing in San Francisco and served in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II. Her family was always proud of the fact she was a straight A student in the first grade all the way through nurses training.

She is survived by her husband Vern Ferguson; daughter and son-in-law Steve and Leslie Irwin of Seattle; son Jim Ferguson of Santa Rosa; sister Fran Short of Crescent City; nieces and their children Barbara and Morgan Laney of Crescent City, Susan Armistead of Crescent City, Milton Armistead of Hayfork, and Steve and Carol Phipps of Trinidad.

She was preceded in death by parents Roy and Lillian Ward and sister Barbara Phipps.