Cleve Robert Ferguson passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Saddleback Hospital in Laguna Hills, California.

Services were held Saturday, June 9, at McCormick Mortuary in Laguna Hills, California.

He was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Los Angeles, to Frank and Ruth Sharon Ferguson.

Since 1931, Bob’s grandfather, Robert H. Ferguson, and family have owned a cabin on Strawberry Valley Drive. They enjoyed weekends and holidays in Idyllwild. Bob was on the Idyllwild Library board for many years and helped acquire the new Idyllwild Library.

He was a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor. He also studied European economics and literature at the University of Austria.

Bob was an attorney at law and practiced in the fields of complex business and land-use litigation. He also taught, as an Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at the University of La Verne.

Bob was co-founder and member of the Mount Wilson Institute Board of Trustees, the board that oversees the operation of the Mount Wilson Observatories.

He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution, the Scottish Knights Templar, Priory of Robert the Bruce and the Pasadena Opera Guild.

He is survived by his wife Peggy, daughter Shari and son Timothy.

Memorials in memory of Bob may be made to the Mount Wilson Institute, 600 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA 91109.

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