Service set for Marble Falls High School freshman; fundraiser to help family scheduled

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR

MARBLE FALLS — A celebration of life for 15-year-old Mylie Ferguson is 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at the Marble Falls High School auditorium, 2101 Mustang Drive.

PHOTO: Marble Falls High School freshman Mylie Ferguson died Jan. 23 from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident on CR 340 just north of the Marble Falls city limits three days before. Photo by Virgil Belk/Hill Country Sports Images

Ferguson died Jan. 23 from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident three days before.

According to Department of Public Safety reports, she was a passenger in a pickup that crashed about 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 on CR 340 just north of the Marble Falls city limits. Ferguson was one of six teenagers in the vehicle when it rolled over, officials said.

Troopers are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Ferguson and one other teen were transported by helicopter to an Austin hospital, while three others were taken by ambulance to an area emergency room. Authorities have not released the names of the others involved in the accident pending the outcome of the investigation.

Ferguson was a freshman at Marble Falls High School.

Counselors began helping the students and faculty through the grief program soon after word of her death reached the campus.

“Marble Falls High School is providing grief counselors at the school beginning (Jan. 23) to help students, parents and friends deal with their thoughts and feelings associated with the loss of Mylie (Ferguson),” Principal Manny Lunoff said in a news release.

Marble Falls Independent School District spokesman Bruce Peckover said through a release the district and school are keeping Ferguson’s family in their thoughts.

“It is a very sad day for Marble Falls High School,” Peckover said. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Marble Falls High School community go out to her family. Mylie was a wonderful young woman who was a Mustang through and through.”

Ferguson was a student-trainer who helped with the high school soccer team.

She was the daughter of Troy and Julie (Klammer) Ferguson.

During her middle school years, the teen played basketball and volleyball as well as being part of the cheerleading squad.

She is survived by her father, Troy Ferguson of Weatherford, Okla.; her mother, Julie Klammer of Marble Falls; and her sister, Mia Ferguson of Weatherford, Okla.

After the accident, one of Ferguson’s friends set up a Facebook page called PrayForMylie. Within a few days after the accident and up to her death, more than 1,600 people “liked” the page.

After Ferguson’s death, her friends changed the Facebook banner to “Remember Mylie.” The number of “likes” quickly climbed to more than 2,000.

People, many who did not personally know the teenager, sent messages and prayers to Ferguson and her family through the Facebook page.

Friends and community members have begun organizing events to assist the Ferguson’s family with expenses.

There is a bake sale/car wash scheduled for Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Security State Bank at 608 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls. The event will help Ferguson’s family as well as pay for medical expenses for Israel Guzman, who also was injured in the accident.

On Feb. 2, Ferguson’s friends are hosting “Miles for Mylie” at the high school track, 2101 Mustang Drive, at 6 p.m. There is a $35 donation, but all proceeds go to the teen’s family.

An account also has been set up at First State Bank Central Texas. People who want to contribute to the account can go to any of the bank’s branches but need to mention “Julie Klammer FBO Mylie Ferguson.” The bank has branch locations at 617 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls; 101 E. Polk in Burnet; 14550 RR 1431 in Kingsland; 907 Ford St. in Llano; and 215 Westmoreland St. in Mason.

District officials said the outpouring of grief and support show how much Ferguson touched the community.

“She will be greatly missed by the entire Marble Falls High School family, especially her friends, fellow student-athletic trainers and soccer teammates,” Peckover’s release stated.

daniel@thepicayune.com