Nancy Jo Yaw was born July 23, 1932 in Walla Walla WA. to Charles Raymond and Esther Ferguson. Nancy went home to be with her loving Savior on August 3, 2013 after a 3 year battle with cancer. Her husband, children, brother and her 3 puppies Muffy, Bridget, and Pepper were by her side
Nancy married her husband Larry Yaw on May 23, 1964 and were together for 50 years. They were best friends and did everything together. They lived in Walla Walla until 1977 at which time they moved to California where they lived until 2007 when they returned to Waitsburg WA.
Nancy enjoyed being outdoors working with her flowers especially her roses and sitting on her back deck watching deer on the hills and the hummingbirds in the back yard. She loved the time spent with her family and friends having coffee and just visiting.
She is survived by her husband at home Larry Yaw, three daughters and sons-in-law Debbie & Bill Blair, of Waitsburg WA., Denise & Michael Kirchubel of Fairfield CA., and Connie & Alex Collazo of Athena OR., one son Donald Helfer of Sanger, CA., a brother Clifton Ferguson of Walla Walla WA. Twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister Evelyn George, two sons Darrel Gene Helfer Jr., David Jo Helfer, and one great-grandson Troy Meyer.
A potluck Celebration Of Life will be held on September 21, 2013 at 52042 Hwy 11, Athena OR. 97813 at 1:00 P.M. Donations can be made to the Cancer Society or the Walla Walla Community Hospice.