Robert L. IngramMay 25, 1944 ~ November 1, 2016 (age 72)
Robert “Bob” L. Ingram, age 72, of Goldendale, WA and former Bickleton resident passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at his home. Bob was born on May 25, 1944 in Yakima, WA the son of Nellie (Johnstead) and Jim Ingram. Bob received his education in Bickleton and graduated with the Class of 1962. He farmed with his Dad until graduation and on August 10, 1964 he married Judy Smith and they moved to Sunnyside, where Bob worked for Sunnyside Asphalt. He also worked for several business including, Spot Heater, Jerry Steel and later Independence Foods and various farms as a mechanic and equipment driver.
Bob enjoyed driving race cars at Yakima Speedway and Sunny Grand in Sunnyside. He loved to hunt in Bickleton and drink a few beers.
He was a member of the Bickleton Evangelical Community Church.
Bob is survived by one son Bobby Ingram of East Selah, daughter Billi McNary of New Mexico. Two granddaughters Marelle Anderson and Rachel McNary Anderson. He is also survived by one brother Bill Ingram of Sunnyside and sister Gloria Prince of Bickleton. Two nephews Leonard and Adam Ingram. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Nellie Ingram.
Inurnment Service will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bickleton I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bickleton, Washington. Reception to follow at the Bickleton I.O.O.F. Lodge in Bickleton, WA. Those wishing to sign Bob’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
ALDER CREEK -- 1880
I want to hear the old pines,
I want to see the rocky swales;
I want to feel the Chinook breeze,
Melting snow from hills and dales.
I want to stand where once I stood,
Full of life, and hope, and will.
Where everything to me looked good,
From our little home on the hill.
I want to see the bunchgrass wave,
Where lupin, phlox, and Bluebills grow;
To stand again at the lovely grave,
With memories sweet of long ago.
I want to meet the friends once more,
Who were glad when I was glad,
Who stood by me when the heart was sore,
Who were sad when I was sad.
Yes, I want to go as shadows fall,
To the prairie -- so dear to me--
There to answer the last stern call,
And to sleep through eternity.