Joretta â€œJoâ€ Marie Ferrington
Joretta "Jo" Marie Ferrington, 85,
passed away on May 16, 2018 in Vancouver,
Washington. She was born in North
Powder, Oregon to Chester and Eudora May. She
attended Corbett Grade and High School, where she
met her future husband Dale Ferrington. She graduated
in 1951. On February 7, 1952, she married Dale.
Jo was a homemaker, and a wonderful mother to
their three children, Louise, Bob and Glenda. She was
involved in their school activities and sporting events.
When she became a grandmother, she was also very
involved in her grandchildren's lives, and she would
never miss the chance to attend their games.
Jo and Dale were a part of the East County Windwalkers,
and they often helped organize events. In
her free time, she enjoyed bowling, playing scrabble,
completing her daily crossword puzzle from the newspaper,
reading a good book, and playing pinochle.
She greatly enjoyed traveling, and for their 50th anniversary,
they took their family and some close friends
on a Caribbean Cruise. After Dale retired, they had
many wonderful and exciting adventures, traveling to
places such as Hawaii, Alaska, the Cook Islands and
New Zealand. Jo will always be remembered by her
family as a wonderful mother and grandmother, and
she will be forever missed.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents, her husband,
sister Zorada Hanks, and brothers Donford and
Wymard May. She is survived by her children, Louise
Jones (Rick), Robert Ferrington (Nancy) and Glenda
Ekblad (Bob); sister Esther Muecke; brother-in-law
Gary Ferrintgton and seven grandchildren and seven
A Celebration of Life was held on May 22,
2018, at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home.
In lieu of fl owers, donations can be made to the
Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800,
Miami, Florida, 33131.