Thomas Fredrick “Tom” Ingram, 78, of Halfway, died Oct. 28, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
His funeral was Friday at Halfway.
Mr. Ingram was born on Feb. 13, 1923, to Earl and Pearl Gerberding Ingram in Eugene. He began his schooling at Burns, but finished his education in Baker County, graduating from Baker High School in 1941.
In his youth, he lived in Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho. After high school, Mr. Ingram worked at Yuma Army Air Base at Yuma, Ariz., during the war years.
On June 25, 1945, Tom and Ann met. They didn’t see each other again until July 22. They were married on Sept. 2, 1945, at Reno, Nev. They had two children: Tanna and Connie.
During Mr. Ingram’s life, he enjoyed ranching in Nevada County, Calif., and also attended college at Chico. For quite some time, he worked for Cal Trans, Department of Highways in California, retiring as a supervisor.
On May 6, 1984, the Ingrams moved to Halfway. Mr. Ingram enjoyed working with and riding for Darrell Thomas. He served as mayor of Halfway for two terms, from 1987 to 1991. He had also been the chief coordinator of the Pine Haven Cemetery, having a vast knowledge of who, when and where.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ann Ingram; daughter, Tanna Ingram of St. Helens; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Vernita and John Personeni and Roberta and Joe Day of Nevada City, Calif.; four grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Connie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or a charity of one’s choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 9, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor