St. Marys—Mary Wright Ferguson died Monday, October 17, 2016 at the home of her granddaughters, Caroline and Louise Anna Awerkamp in St. Marys, Kansas.
She was born November 28, 1915 in Chattanooga, TN. The daughter of Robert Toombs Wright Jr., and Margaret Reid Peale Wright.
She married the late Norton Thayer Montague Jr. in 1937 and was widowed in 1974. She was married to the late Robert Thrift Ferguson Jr from Charlotte, NC from 1981 until his death in 1988.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandsons, Dr. Charles Montague and Joseph Awerkamp, and by her brother, John Peale Wright.
She is survived by twin sons Dr. Norton Thayer(Cynthia) Montague, III, MD of Shoal Creek, Alabama and Dr. Robert Toombs Wright (Betsy) Montague, MD of Elder Mountain and daughter Mary Caroline (Robert) Awerkamp of Maple Hill, Kansas.
She is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Margaret Montague, Robert (Kiran) Montague, Jr., Mary Frances (Jason) Stone, Thayer (Carrie) Montague, Georgia (Hans) Baldau, Caroline Awerkamp, Virginia (Philip) Madrid, Robert (Inger) Awerkamp, Louise Awerkamp, Marilyn (Aaron) Darakjy, Francis (Shannon) Awerkamp, and Mary Awerkamp, 48 greatgrandchildren and 4 great greatgrandchildren.
A Requiem Mass was held at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. Graveside service will be
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga