Robert J. Ingram
1920 - 2015
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Robert, known to many as "Uncle Bob," peacefully passed into eternity on Jan. 18, 2015, at Alaska Regional Hospital following a brief illness. He was born to Charles and Helen Ingram on July 8, 1920, in Oakland, Calif. His sister, Sara; brother, Ed; and parents preceded him in death. God fearing from his youth, at 17 Bob publicly expressed his choice for the Lordship of Jesus over his daily life, a choice to which he continually attempted to adhere and that greatly enriched his life throughout his remaining 77 years. Early in life, Bob served an apprenticeship in woodworking and cabinetmaking and, at the onset of WWII, was working for a shipwright and jointers union in the California Bay Area. As a civilian Bob was transferred to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in the interest of the war effort. He escaped death in June 1942, when Japanese bombing of the island took the lives of 40 military personnel camped next door to his unit. Bob continued in Dutch Harbor until the Seabees relieved his company, after which he worked awhile in Kodiak, Alaska, and then joined the Navy. Bob was stationed at Mare Island near San Francisco, Calif., where he worked in a shop providing prostheses for the missing limbs of military personnel returning home from service to their country. At Bob's release from the Navy, he returned to work in Kodiak until he had funds enough to purchase a home place for his father in California. Bob entered the Christian ministry in the fall of 1946, wherein he labored in California, Idaho, Washington, and, from 1965 until 1989, in Alaska. Unable to continue in the ministry, Bob resided in Fairbanks, Alaska, and entered the Pioneer Home in 2011, and since has often expressed his thankfulness for the tender loving care he received from the staff at the Home and his many friends. He is fondly remembered for his kindly spirit and interest in the lives of all his acquaintances with whom he shared many cherished woodworking mementos. Bob is survived by his niece, Evelyn (Charles) Jenkins of Canyon Lake, Calif.; nephew, Kenneth (Gail) Ingram of Benisia, Calif.; and several great-nieces and nephews. Services will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at The Labor Union Hall, 2501 Commercial Drive in Anchorage, Alaska. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 21, 2015.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Pioneers' Home
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Visitation
12:00 - 01:00 PM
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Funeral service
01:00 PM
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33 entries
February 7, 2015
I am so grateful for the brief time I was able to spend with Bob. He was, and is, an excellent example and was a blessing to be around.
Rachel Chesser
February 2, 2015
Bob was with us through the founding years of our marriage and life in Anchorage. His influence as we raised our children was Godly and inspiring. Words fail to express our thankfulness for his influence in our lives.
Dave and Elrena Farring
January 27, 2015
May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family during this time of sorrow. Those who die God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. (Psalms 116:15). My sincerest sympathy.
V.C.
January 26, 2015
Appreciated Bob's messages, letters, phone calls, his caring, his kindness ... and his hand-crafted eggs for my chicken collection. Glad for many memories.
Susan Wood
January 25, 2015
Such fond memories of Uncle Bob. He gave me and all of my siblings our first Bible. We didn't know he wasn't a "real" uncle until years later. Always so kind - always had time for the little people. By now his " nieces and nephews" are far too many to count. So glad that he could live and end his life in a way that brought him peace and meaning.
Lea Farring Forsman
January 24, 2015
We have counted it a great privilege to be among those who have had a part in Bob's last years here in Fairbanks. We have felt his wonderful love and influence to continue in the things that are lasting and eternal. We will miss him beyond telling, but have precious memories beyond telling also. Thank you all for your support, love, and sharing your own feelings. It's wonderful to see your names on these messages and to know what Bob has meant to you. Dick and Lynda Eickman
Richard and Lynda Eickman
January 23, 2015
Sad to hear.
My father corresponded with Robert for many years from New Zealand,his name being Noman Gates
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Maureen Whitcher.
Maureen Whitcher
January 23, 2015
Bob was a pillar of the Kingdom. I am glad for his example.
Tom Hood
January 23, 2015
I got to know Bob during the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of WWII in Alaska. He was always interested in the war in Aleutians loved to travel to the Aleutians. He shared many stories with me. I last heard from him a couple of weeks ago. I wish I had responded right away. He was a joy. Bless you Bob Ingram.
Gary Hoff
Coronado, cA
January 23, 2015
Fairbanks' loss for the passing of "Uncle Bob".
He will forever be in our thoughts with a smile.
Toni McCarty
January 23, 2015
Because of the inward Spirit Bob possessed he was a true brother, teacher and Inspiration.
John Green
January 23, 2015
So Sorry to hear about Uncle Bob's passing, but so glad he has gone home.
Laura White
January 23, 2015
Appreciated the lasting memories of the limited times I had in getting to know Bob. His kindnesses to my daughter while living in Alaska. His generosity in doing for others never ceased. His presence always in the meetings.
Virginia Sisson
January 22, 2015
It is encouraging and gives us hope when a brother and good friend, like our Uncle Bob, finishes faithfully after having lived for the things that truly matter.
Brandon and Josephine Church
January 22, 2015
We always enjoyed his visits to us in Kodiak. He opened up the Old Testament so clearly but never left out our focus to be on Christ.
January 22, 2015
So thankful for Uncle Bob's influence, and the evidence that his words and actions were guided by the Spirit. We will miss him but will never forget what he did or who he was. Sending thoughts and love from Canada.
Lindsey Church Borys
January 22, 2015
So thankful for Uncle Bob's influence, and how evident it was that his words and actions were guided by the Spirit. We will miss him but never forget all he did and who he was. Sending thoughts and love from Canada.
Lindsey Church Borys
January 22, 2015
I loved Bob's presentation of the Temple he did many years ago,.He used such detail and had such a love for the things of God. In later years he had such a thankful and overcoming Spirit of God it was very clear he was a child of the King.
Susan Semmens
January 22, 2015
"Only remembered by what we have done." Bob gave so many of us so many wonderful memories, by word and deed. I will miss hearing him speak about the Holy Spirit.
Jeanette Pedginski
January 22, 2015
We appreciate his kindness to our children while they were in Alaska.
W.A. and Doris Jeane.
January 22, 2015
I am deeply thankful for the godly impressions that Bob made on my life through his ministry and fellowship.
Kay Stout
January 22, 2015
What a rich wonderful life! I still think of some of the things he spoke over the years I knew him. Thank you, Bob.
Biruta Majorins
January 22, 2015
Bob helped us in our beginning days, and in other days later when we needed understanding. He was like a caring older brother to us. We are thankful for his part in our lives directing us to our Father in heaven.
Jeanne Englishbee
January 22, 2015
we appreciate the helpful advice Bob gave us before we married. He had such wisdom.
Gary and Debbie DenHerder
January 21, 2015
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He lived a faithful, loving life. Pouring out his all in the interest of others. I remember good times with him in Kenai, AK hearing the gospel preached and enjoying friendship and fellowship with him. He will be missed, but will be in a better place.
Bernice Caler
January 21, 2015
Bob will always be in our fond memories.
Tanya Anderson Watson
January 21, 2015
Bob was a faithful shephard to me when I first came to mtgs.,He was a helping brother to me when I went into the ministry, a wonderful teacher & guide to me when on his staff
and these last few years he was an outstanding example of what the grace of God can do it a yielded life.
Darlene Cheek
January 21, 2015
Dear Ingram family. Was privileged to spend time with Bob, and to hear the gospel message from his lips many times. Please know that Bob was loved, very much. Thinking of you. Nancy Hickok Hunter
January 21, 2015
Bob meant a lot to our family through the years. My thoughts are with you all. Hugs of sympathy.
Joyce Major
January 21, 2015
A devoted friend, loveing father over the years.
Sandra Furlini
January 21, 2015
Maria Downs
January 21, 2015
Fond memories to the family, from the Wulf's.
January 21, 2015
As one of the finest Christian missionaries I've known, he will be missed by all who knew him for his wise counsel, comfort, and impartiality.
Allen Churchill
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