Nanette Nancy Ferguson

February 17, 1937 - October 29, 2022
Nanette Nancy Ferguson

Our mother, Nanette ("Nancy"), passed away on October 29, 2022, after a long loving life and brief illness.  Nancy was born  on February 17, 1935, to Marguerite and Leslie Marsell, and was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Marilyn (Childs), and her husband Lloyd.  Nancy and her parents were life-long Christian Scientists. 

She went to South High School and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.  In her early life she enjoyed the outdoors, Girl Scouts, summers working in Yellowstone N.P., and harmony singing with her parents during road trips.  She liked to sing and play the piano, including for Sunday School at the First Church, Christ Scientist. 

She worked for many years as a children’s librarian in the public schools in Sandy, and then with the SLC Public Library, primarily at the Sprague Branch in Sugarhouse and the Anderson-Foothill Branch.  She was a reader and organizer at the First and Second CS churches in SLC.  She enjoyed car travel especially around Utah and the Western U.S., in conjunction with Lloyd’s fly fishing expeditions, often reading her church lesson or children’s books, novels and non-fiction or looking after her children. 

At home, in addition to her reading, she especially enjoyed PBS British comedies and Masterpiece Theater.  After retiring, she took up the accordion and joined the Swiss Chorus Edelweiss, and spent time traveling with her sister Marilyn.  She loved to play the daily crosswords and Scrabble, and have post-church Sunday brunch at The Red Iguana.  We appreciate the care and companionship she recently received from Brightstar Care, Pacifica Millcreek Senior Living, Highland Care Center, and Tender Care Hospice.

She is survived by her children Karen (Sam Campasano, deceased), David, Heidi, Heather and Jonathan (Diana Marinos). A private service will be held in the future.  Donations in Nancy’s memory to Friends of the City Library (SLC) or the Utah Chapter of The Sierra Club, or a non-profit or charity of your choosing, are greatly appreciated.