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DeWanda Lee Ingram


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DeWanda Lee Ingram Obituary

DeWanda Lee Ingram, age 88, passed away May 11, 2016. DeWanda was born May 10, 1928 in Shawnee, Oklahoma and moved to McFarland, CA in 1938 with her Mom and Dad and started school. One day her school bus broke down and before the other bus came, she fell in the mud and didn't have time to change her clothes, but she got on the bus anyways. This bus happened to be Kenneth's school bus. He went home that day and told his mother that he saw the girl he was going to marry. Six years later they were married on May 18, 1944. DeWanda & Kenneth were married for 71 years. DeWanda and Kenny farmed in the McFarland & Delano area until they moved to Los Osos, CA in August 1983. DeWanda loved her friends and family to visit. She always had food readily available and loved to feed her company. Kenny had leukemia for 5 years and DeWanda took care of him at home. Kenny would tell DeWanda when she got ready to take him to the doctor, "You are so pretty". They loved each other to the end. DeWanda will be greatly missed by friends and family, but we realize Mom, Grandma and GG is now in heaven with Papa and her savior, Lord Jesus Christ.

DeWanda is proceeded in death by her loving husband Kenneth Ingram, Father: Robert Lee Simpson, Mother: Inez May Gregory, Step-father: Stanford Gregory, Brother-in-laws & Sister-in-laws: Merlyn & Glenna Ingram, Dub & Lillian Ingram, Notie Rambo, Bentley & Thelma Ingram, Jack & Noreen Ingram, Louise & Snowy Chroman.

DeWanda is survived by children: Brenda & Roy Martin, Lester and Patty Ingram, Bakersfield, CA; grandchildren: Justin & Julie Ingram, Mike & Rita Martin, Bakersfield, CA; Jillian & Mark Lavach, Lake Forest, CA; Beau & Kalen Ingram, Bakersfield, CA. Great Grandchildren: Haley, Allison, & Gabby Martin, Gavin & Abby Ingram, Colton & Cambria Ingram, and Scarlett Lavach.

Graveside services will be held on Friday May 20, 2016 at North Kern District Cemetery in Delano, CA at 1:00 pm.

Published in Bakersfield Californian on May 19, 2016
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