OBITUARY

Gary A. Ingvardsen

November 10, 1940April 26, 2021

Gary Allen Ingvardsen was born in El Campo, Texas on November 10, 1940 to Hans Peter and Gladys Rasmussen.

The Lord called him home on Monday, April 26, 2021 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

He is survived by his cherished wife of 43 years, Betty McElroy; children, David and Alan Ingvardsen, Patty Philpott (Donnie); step-daughters, Diane Creamer and Barbara Broussard (John). A brother, Roger Ingvardsen, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, half-brothers, Donald and Deward Plant, Jr. and grandson, Charles W. Davis, Jr.

He was a proud Master Mason for over 40 years. He belonged to Leavell Wood #620 in Jackson, MS, Past Master and Life Member of Longview #263 in Longview, Washington, Endowed Member of Border #672 in Texarkana, Texas.

He was active in the Order of Eastern Star and belonged to Clinton Chapter #344 in Clinton, MS and was a life member of Maple Chapter #178 in Longview, WA. He served as Worthy Patron 7 times.

He loved camping and traveling and was past National President of the National Camping Travelers, a Masonic camping club.

He was an electrician by trade and retired after 25 years at North Pacific Paper Company in Longview, Washington where he had been the first hourly employee hired.

He enjoyed woodworking and for a while in his younger years supported his family by becoming a cabinet maker. He often said he was going to the shop to make some sawdust.

His greatest love was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was an itinerant preacher in his 20’s and he loved singing and preaching the gospel. He was an active member of Springridge United Methodist Church in Terry, MS. His greatest desire was to have everyone in his family to know and love Christ as he did.

A celebration of life will be held at Springridge U.M.C., 1083 Davis Rd, Terry, MS 39170, on Thursday, April 29, 221 at 10:30 AM.

Arrangements are being handled by Lakewood Funeral Home. You can visit their website for the extended obituary and online guestbook at lakewoodfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Brothers and Sisters in Arms Dog Training at www.brotherandsisterptsddogs.org

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

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Bruce Lockhart

May 8, 2021

Gary was so very good to us when we moved to Longview. He and Betty helped us, and made us feel welcome. I know his work number was #1 and that is how I thought of him, as #1. His laugh was like no other. Once when camping, Diane and I ended up at the same campground as Gary and Betty. As we were driving through the park I heard Gary's laugh. We checked it out and yes, it was Gary. They were up here from down south. What a nice surprise to connect with them once again. Gary was a fine man.

Raymond Faulk

April 27, 2021

Gary was one of my favorite people at NORPAC. He was kind and considerate and easy to work with. We had some good times working together and he helped me grow in my skills.
Gary was a great example for all of us with his patience and his love for fellow man.

David Case

April 26, 2021

I've only know Gary for a short time and he is a fine man and and a fine Mason. Rest In Peace My Brother.

Stacy Burgett

April 26, 2021

I had the pleasure to work with Gary for 10years during my time at Norpac. Gary was not only a really good friend but a great man. He will be sorely missed.
Stacy

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Biography

Gary Allen Ingvardsen was born in El Campo, Texas on November 10, 1940 to Hans Peter and Gladys Rasmussen.

The Lord called him home on Monday, April 26, 2021 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

He is survived by his cherished wife of 43 years, Betty McElroy; children, David and Alan Ingvardsen, Patty Philpott (Donnie); step-daughters, Diane Creamer and Barbara Broussard (John). A brother, Roger Ingvardsen, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, half-brothers, Donald and Deward Plant, Jr. and grandson, Charles W. Davis, Jr.

He was a proud Master Mason for over 40 years. He belonged to Leavell Wood #620 in Jackson, MS, Past Master and Life Member of Longview #263 in Longview, Washington, Endowed Member of Border #672 in Texarkana, Texas.

He was active in the Order of Eastern Star and belonged to Clinton Chapter #344 in Clinton, MS and was a life member of Maple Chapter #178 in Longview, WA. He served as Worthy Patron 7 times.

He loved camping and traveling and was past National President of the National Camping Travelers, a Masonic camping club.

He was an electrician by trade and retired after 25 years at North Pacific Paper Company in Longview, Washington where he had been the first hourly employee hired.

He enjoyed woodworking and for a while in his younger years supported his family by becoming a cabinet maker. He often said he was going to the shop to make some sawdust.

His greatest love was our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was an itinerant preacher in his 20’s and he loved singing and preaching the gospel. He was an active member of Springridge United Methodist Church in Terry, MS. His greatest desire was to have everyone in his family to know and love Christ as he did.

A celebration of life will be held at Springridge U.M.C., 1083 Davis Rd, Terry, MS 39170, on Thursday, April 29, 221 at 10:30 AM.

Arrangements are being handled by Lakewood Funeral Home. You can visit their website for the extended obituary and online guestbook at lakewoodfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Brothers and Sisters in Arms Dog Training at www.brotherandsisterptsddogs.org