CATHERINE LOUISE REYNOLDS INGRAM Catherine Louise Reynolds Ingram, 85, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Friday, November 8, 2013. Louise was born July 13, 1928 to Hardin W. and Catherine Dobyns Reynolds in Winston Salem, NC. She attended Ashley Hall School for Girls in Charleston, SC and Duke University. While at Duke, she met and married Stuart Iverson Ingram in 1948. She and Stuart then moved to Charlotte, NC. While in Charlotte, Louise raised her two sons and became very active in Charlotte's Charity League, Alexander Children's Home and Florence Crittenton Services. She especially enjoyed working on the Charity League's Bazaar. Her flower arrangements and art were always a tremendous hit. She was a long time member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte and at Shallotte Presbyterian when she moved to the beach. Louise faithfully provided coffee for the summer beach services. Louise was an avid outdoorsman. She loved playing tennis at Charlotte Swim and Racquet Club and Olde Providence. Besides tennis she especially loved any type of fishing. After Stuart retired, they moved to Ocean Isle Beach. Living at the beach was a true delight for her. She loved waking up each day with a perfect view of the ocean. She and Stuart started the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Ingram Planetarium. Louise took great delight in teaching children all about ocean creatures. The touch pool at the Museum was her special place to volunteer. Louise is survived by her sons, Stuart I. Ingram, Jr. (Leigh) and M. Blair Ingram. Two granddaughters, Dana I. Brand (Brian) and Hunter R. Ingram and two great grandchildren, Henry and Morgan Brand. Louise loved her family, her church and her many, many friends. She will always be remembered as being a true Southern Lady.The family wants to thank Louise's Doctors, the wonderful staff at Brunswick Community Hospital and Hospice that all cared for her. A beach service will be held, Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. in front of the Driftwood beach access at Ocean Isle Beach. Dress casual and bring a chair. Reception to follow at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Memorials can be made to the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC and /or to the Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market Street, Sunset Beach, NC. Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com. Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2013