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OBITUARY

Erma Hazel Walden Ingram

April 24, 1930June 24, 2020
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Erma Hazel Walden Ingram, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Crestview Retirement Community.

She was born on April 24, 1930 to William David and Sally Mable (Phillips) Walden in Leaday, Texas. After her high school graduation, Erma moved to Bryan, Texas. There, she met her husband of 65 years and 7 months, James Drew Ingram III, on a blind date to the bowling alley. They married on June 8, 1952. Erma’s greatest delights were her family and having them around her. She enjoyed attending luncheons and playing Bridge with her friends. She loved to cook and owned an impressive collection of cookbooks. She also spent countless hours cross-stitching beautiful works of art that adorn the walls of her home.

She is preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, James Drew Ingram III; brother, Aaron Walden; and sisters, Lois Price and husband Don, and Ruby Ferguson and husband Jim.

She is survived by her son, James Drew Ingram IV and wife Susan; daughter, Deborah Ingram DuBose and husband Jerry; brother, Bill Walden and wife Sharon; sister-in-law, Della Walden; grandchildren, Lauren Chapman and husband Chris, Brandon DuBose and wife Stephanie, Stacey Ingram, Shannon DuBose, and Avery Stelma and husband Kyle; and great-grandchildren, Hayes, Stella, Elizabeth, Caroline, Skyler and Deacon.

Her family would like to thank Cynthia, Sabina, and the rest of the staff at Comfort Keepers and Crestview for their exceptional care of Erma during the past several years.

A visitation will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan with a funeral service to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment to follow at College Station Cemetery. Due to required precautionary measures, the funeral service will be limited to family only. You may livestream the service at www.facebook.com/memorialbryan

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bryan, Texas or the charity of your choice.

Services

  • VISITATION

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • FUNERAL SERVICE

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Gene Wood

July 1, 2020

To Jimmy and Debbie:
Your mother was a sweet, kind, caring and compassionate lady. It was always a pleasure to get to visit with her. When we were growing up your Dad and Mother would take us places and do things for us and were always there for us. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Love, Gene and Wanda Wood

Debbie Meyer

June 28, 2020

I have known Erma and her family for 45 years. In that time she never failed to make me and mine feel welcome at numerous gatherings. That sweet smile never changed. Jimmy and Debbie, y’all know better than anyone how much your mom will be missed.

Dan & Donna Beto

June 28, 2020

Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Ingram family. We can take comfort in the knowledge that Erma is enjoying the company of her Maker.

Jay Skrivanek

June 27, 2020

What a sweet sweet lady! When I did work at her house, she would always hand me a $20 and tell me to go take Jennifer out. Gonna miss her, but she’s now free of pain and back with big Jim!

Patricia Shannon

June 27, 2020

I was lucky enough to receive a cookbook as a gift from Erma. Made a dessert recipe from it for dinner club. It included cake and ice cream and was covered in whipped cream. You were supposed to light a brandy mixture as you poured it over the dessert. Results: it didn't light up but made a deep puddle and river down the sides. When we tried to cut it, the electric knife we used snapped. We had only used the electric knife when the regular, very sharp knife didn't work. We had a good laugh about it and I have always thought of Erma fondly when I think of it.

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Biography

Erma Hazel Walden Ingram, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Crestview Retirement Community.

She was born on April 24, 1930 to William David and Sally Mable (Phillips) Walden in Leaday, Texas. After her high school graduation, Erma moved to Bryan, Texas. There, she met her husband of 65 years and 7 months, James Drew Ingram III, on a blind date to the bowling alley. They married on June 8, 1952. Erma’s greatest delights were her family and having them around her. She enjoyed attending luncheons and playing Bridge with her friends. She loved to cook and owned an impressive collection of cookbooks. She also spent countless hours cross-stitching beautiful works of art that adorn the walls of her home.

She is preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, James Drew Ingram III; brother, Aaron Walden; and sisters, Lois Price and husband Don, and Ruby Ferguson and husband Jim.

She is survived by her son, James Drew Ingram IV and wife Susan; daughter, Deborah Ingram DuBose and husband Jerry; brother, Bill Walden and wife Sharon; sister-in-law, Della Walden; grandchildren, Lauren Chapman and husband Chris, Brandon DuBose and wife Stephanie, Stacey Ingram, Shannon DuBose, and Avery Stelma and husband Kyle; and great-grandchildren, Hayes, Stella, Elizabeth, Caroline, Skyler and Deacon.

Her family would like to thank Cynthia, Sabina, and the rest of the staff at Comfort Keepers and Crestview for their exceptional care of Erma during the past several years.

A visitation will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan with a funeral service to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Interment to follow at College Station Cemetery. Due to required precautionary measures, the funeral service will be limited to family only. You may livestream the service at www.facebook.com/memorialbryan

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bryan, Texas or the charity of your choice.