In Memory of Richard "Rich" Ferguson

July 22, 1961 – October 21, 2016

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huck Scott was born to Louise and Bill Scott in Ann Arbor, Mich., and moved to Portland at age 4. - See more at: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?pid=181050903#sthash.5BnmZ5Rk.dpuf
Chuck Scott was born to Louise and Bill Scott in Ann Arbor, Mich., and moved to Portland at age 4. - See more at: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?pid=181050903#sthash.5BnmZ5Rk.dpuf
Chuck Scott was born to Louise and Bill Scott in Ann Arbor, Mich., and moved to Portland at age 4. - See more at: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?pid=181050903#sthash.5BnmZ5Rk.dpuf

On the morning of October 21, 2016, Rich passed away after a two and a half year battle with cancer; while surrounded by his loving family at his home in Oregon City, OR. Rich was 55 years old.

Rich was born in Nuebrucke, Germany at the US Army hospital on July 21, 1961. He was the third child, and the first son, of Wilma Ann (Cassens) and Earl Dean Ferguson.

He attended Oregon City High School and Clackamas Community College where he participated in Basketball and Track & Field. Rich went on to coach youth girls and boys basketball and Track & Field. He also coached Track and Field at Oregon City High School for 13 years. He was employed at Magic Toppers, Fred Meyer Warehouse, and B&B Leasing Company where he worked as a garbage man and drop box driver for 20 years.

Rich was survived by his wife of almost 34 years Joan (Hudson): Children Amy and Andy Chapin, Amber, Tyler and Trevor: Granddaughter Charlee: Siblings Cindy and Al Breitling, Kelly Branderhorst, Sherry Dixon, and Jay Ferguson: Sister and brother in-laws Patty and Rich Rolen, Allan and Yvette Hudson, and Sharon Hudson: and many nieces and nephews. 

Rich is proceeded in death by is mother Wilma Ferguson, father Earl Dean Ferguson, brother Bob Umbarger, in-laws Chuck and Eileen Hudson, and brother-in-law Jim Hudson.

Memorial Donations can be made to the Chuck Hudson Endowment Fund.

Director of athletics for Clackamas Community College from 1967 to 1986, Chuck Hudson was posthumously inducted into the Clackamas Community College Hall of Fame in 2010 as the “Founder of CCC Athletics.” 

A well-respected basketball coach for all age groups and inductee into the NWAACC Hall of Fame in 1991, Chuck was instrumental in securing the future of athletics at Clackamas.  He also served the local community as an Army veteran, Elks member and chair of the Oregon City School District Board.  Fifty-four years of marriage to Eileen, plus a number of children, grand- and great-grandchildren, rounded out his very active and generous life.

This endowment is a tribute to Chuck, whose vision is evident in the lives of the student athletes who study and learn both on and off the court at Clackamas Community College.

 

 

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