Debbe Ferguson-McAbee



Camden, SC


After graduating (with Laura Cumming Mattson) from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York I went directly to Mission Beach in San Diego where I saw a lot of Connie Woodley Mason. Norm McAbee and I were married in 1974. AT&T sent us to San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. As a "trailing spouse" I worked in health non-profits, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association in fundraising and professional health education positions.

Our daughter Kate was born in 1977. By age 10 she had become quite an accomplished equestrian.  Norm retired from AT&T and we moved to Camden, South Carolina to a 20 acre farm to be close to excellent hunter/jumper trainers. For the next five years she and I spent many weekends in the truck pulling the horses to shows up and down the East coast. She did very well and we had tons of fun.  She is now a CPA with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Orange County and hopes some day to get a horse herself and to start showing again.

Having finally really retired, Norm keeps the farm going and the horses that we board happy. He is head of the local United Way Campaign and I am selling woman's clothing for Doncaster. It is a good fit for me. Life is good down here in South Carolina.

Cory Ferguson, Debbie Mcabee-Ferguson, Sally Aras and David Ferguson

Kate McAbee and "All the Gold" Grand pony Champion,

Penn. National Horse Show - 1990

Norm and Kate McAbee - 1997

Tina, Kathie, Debbie, Nan at Camp Greenwood

(Photo from Nan)