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in memoriam

Achievement inDance.Bettywas an active lay person at St. John’s EpiscopalChurch, having served on theAltarGuild and as director of the ThursdayChallenge Program.Community efforts include choreography for a variety ofDallas theatres such as Theatre Three and theDallas Shakespeare Festival, choreography/staging of the Dallas Junior LeagueAnnualBall Showcases, choreography/co- direction of theBritish rockmusical LibertyRanch! at SMU’sBob Hope Theatre and TheKennedyCenter for the PerformingArts in Washington,D.C., and staging of LachrymaeMariae: Seven Tears and a Pavane at St. John’sEpiscopalChurch.

Preceded in death by her husband JoeD. Ferguson, parents Fred andNell Stewart, and sisterNelDecker, she is survived by her two daughters Susan Zachary and JoannBrowning and their husbands Ed Zachary andBillBrowning; grandsonsChase Zachary and hus- bandDavidVinyard,MatthewZachary andwifeMaria,Ryan Browning andwifeDanielle, andAlanBrowning; great-grand- daughtersMila Zachary andEllisonBrowning; and nieces Laura Decker and Sarah Stangl.Memorial giftsmay bemade to St. John’s EpiscopalChurch, the SMUDanceDivision atMeadows School of theArts, or theAlzheimer’sAssociation.

Sis Carr June 17, 1919-March 2, 2016

Betty A. Ferguson June 10, 1928-February 20, 2016 University, passed away fromcomplications due toAlzheimer’s. E

Born inDallas, Texas, to Fred andNell Stewart,Bettywas raised in Irving, Texaswhere shewas a 1945 graduate of IrvingHigh School. She earned aBBAdegree fromNorth Texas State TeachersCollege (University ofNorth Texas) in 1949,where shewas active in cam- pus activities, served as president of theKappaKappaKappa sorori- ty, andmet her husband JoeDurwood Ferguson.Aftermarrying on March 31, 1950,Betty became a facultymember at IrvingHigh School and Joewas employedwithMobilOilCorporation (Magnolia PetroleumCompany).

Upon receiving anMFAdegree inDance fromSouthernMethodist University in 1967,Betty joined the faculty of theDanceDivision in theMeadows School of theArts at SMU.During her tenure, she directed theDance Preparatory Program,wasDirector of the GraduateMFAProgram, and subsequently served asChair of the DanceDivision.Bettywas the recipient of the 1984-85Meadows FoundationDistinguished ProfessorAward for outstanding achieve- ment in teaching.

Post-retirement, shewas honored byDanceCouncilNorth Texas as the recipient of theMaryMcLarryBywatersAward for Lifetime

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lizabeth [Betty]Adele Stewart Ferguson, ProfessorEmeritus and formerChairperson of theDivision ofDance in the Meadows School of theArts at SouthernMethodist


ladysWeatherbyCarr born in San Saba Texas died peace- fully in her homewith her devoted son,WilliamPlack Carr, Jr. and her doting caretakers by her side. Shewas

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