Ironically, Lyle Ferguson's recent passing coincided with Tonto Community Concert Association's 25th concert season anniversary earlier this year.
Lyle, together with his wife Helen, joined TCCA founder Barbara Skeete in their three-year pursuit to bring live concerts to our rural community at affordable family prices.Both were TCCA charter board members.
Having served as TCCA president several times, it was my good fortune to work closely with Lyle in many board capacities.I believe, however, that he derived the most pleasure as transportation chair.He and his committee gladly picked up homebound TCCA members and brought them to enjoy the live performances.When convenient, he and his committee also transported nursing home residents to the concerts.e gave freely, and always with a smile, to the less fortunate in the Payson area.
I know that I speak for the new TCCA Board, who did not know or work with Lyle, when we extend our heartfelt condolences to Helen and family.
Lyle, thank you!You will be sorely missed.
Mary Lou Lopez-Miller, TCCA Past President, Payson