Bess O. Ingle, 97, a longtime Baker City resident, died Jan. 8, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Ralph Holcomb of Baker City will officiate. The funeral will conclude in the chapel. Private vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visitations will be from noon to 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ingle was born on June 28, 1907, at Galloway, a Morrow County community. She was the daughter of William Earl and Bitha Leona Turner Wiglesworth.
She was raised in Morrow County and received her education at Canby. She attended college at Monmouth to become a teacher.
She moved to Baker City in 1926 from Portland. On April 21, 1928, she married Glen W. Ingle at La Grande.
She taught school at Blue Mountain School between Pondosa and Keating for two years. She also worked as a clerk at the Courthouse.
She enjoyed fishing and camping in the mountains. She loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them. Bess liked to go to yard sales, play cards with her friends and take care of her many houseplants.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Arlene Ingle of Durango, Colo.; daughter, Doris Saling of Bend; three grandsons, five granddaughters, nine great-grandchildren and three great- great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Hadley of Portland; and a cousin, George Turner, and his wife, Effie, of Baker City; and numerous nieces and other cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen W. Ingle; a sister, Gladys Wiglesworth; brothers, Walter R. Wiglesworth and Harley C. Wiglesworth; and son-in-law, Robert D. Saling
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Health Foundation through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 14, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor