During WWII, Eloise worked at NAS Corpus Christi repairing instruments damaged on the aircrafts. After the war, she worked for Wade & Wade Law Firm in Beeville. Eloise and her husband decided to open up restaurants. Together, they opened up FERGUSON’S. The main location of Ferguson’s was in George West. They had additional restaurants in Eagle Pass, Alice, Refugio, Victoria and Odem. Following Mr. Ferguson’s death in 1964, she continued to manage the George West and Odem locations until her retirement.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Octava Henry; her husband, Elmer Ferguson; two sisters, Aldis Rossi and Opal Faye Henry; four brothers, Loy Henry, Arthur Henry, John Curtis Henry and Rex Henry.
Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Sharon Carman of Odem; two grandsons, Leonard Kuykendall of Odem, and Robert Carman and wife Sonia of Victoria; three great-grandchildren, Steven Brandt, Robert Lee Carman and Derrick Carman; two sisters, Shirley Milligan of Yorba Linda, CA, and Evelyn Kramer of Austin; also one brother, Bernard Henry of Austin.
Funeral services to celebrate Eloise’s life were on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home at 2 p.m. A 4 p.m. graveside service was held later that afternoon in the Cotulla West Cemetery in Cotulla, TX.
Honorary pallbearers were John Christopher Henry, Paul Henry, John Curtis Henry, Jr., Scott Henry, Val Henry, Steve Lawson, and Jeff Henry.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home