Oralia Ingram (1925 - 2017)

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Oralia Lucero Ingram, 92, of Las Vegas, N.M., was born Feb. 28, 1925 in Rainsville, N.M., to Severo and Adela Lucero. She was raised in a large and loving family of 11 siblings, born second to last. She and her sister, Addie, to whom she was closest and she loved very much, were the last surviving. Oralia started college at 18, hoping to become a teacher, but left after marrying and having her first two children, Antonio and Patricia (Pat).
After a divorce, she supported her family by becoming a well-respected insurance secretary, a field she worked in for over 20 years. Her second marriage produced her youngest child, Pearl Ann, who was adopted by her third and last husband, Jack Ingram. He died in 1989.
A breast cancer survivor, it was Parkinson's disease and dementia that slowly took Oralia's health and independence. She spent seven years living with Pat, and son-in-law Wayne, then moved to Meadows Long Term Care facility, where she was well-cared for until her death on Nov. 28, 2017.
Oralia was a devoted member of Immaculate Conception Church, and the IC Altar Society. She was kind and gracious, bearing the difficult times in her life with calmness and strong faith in God. She was a sharp dresser who enjoyed reading, disliked cooking, and loved spending time with family and friends.
A good listener with a generous spirit, she will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her.
Besides Addie (with husband Raymond Martinez), Pat (with husband Wayne Ueckert), Pearl (with husband Dan Stietz), and Antonio, whose beloved wife Delia died in June 2016, she leaves behind eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.
A rosary service will be held in Las Vegas, N.M., at 8 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Church. The funeral mass will be at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, also at Immaculate, with burial to take place immediately after at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Las Vegas, N.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Altar Society in Las Vegas, N.M.
Visit Rogers Mortuary website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book.
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Dec. 6, 2017
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