CHARLES F INGHAM
October 18, 1926 ˜ June 29, 2020
Chuck was born Charles Frank Ingham in Brogan, Oregon on October 18, 1926 to Frank and Vera Ingham. He passed away at home with his wife and sons by his side on June 29, 2020. Growing up in Portland, Oregon, he graduated from Grant High School and the University of Portland with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He joined the Navy in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. Chuck was employed at Brod & McClung PACE Company from the early 1950s until he retired as Vice President in 1989.
An avid sailor, he owned a succession of power boats, sailboats, and cabin cruisers throughout his life. The family has many wonderful memories of times on the Columbia River and lakes in the northwest, together and with friends. Chuck was also an accomplished downhill skier, skiing all over the country until 80. He passed down his love of skiing to a couple of generations, taking all 17 of us on ski vacations to Big Mountain, Montana, Park City, Utah, and Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. Another interest was his powered parachute, which he finally gave up at 80.
He married the love of his life Lorraine McCrea on Feb. 5, 1947. They had three sons, David Charles, Jerry Gilbert, and Douglas Paul. Lorraine died in 2007 after 60 wonderful years of marriage. He married the second love of his life, Joanne on June 6, 2008 with whom he enjoyed golfing, dancing, and hiking. Just having celebrated their 12th anniversary, they were happily married until his death. He was blessed with the women in his life.
Chuck was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was always supportive, never critical, never complaining. He was a great role model for his family. He is survived by his wife Joanne; sons Dave (Dianne), Jerry (Pat), and Doug (Gina); seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Chuck is also survived by Joanne’s children, Doug, Janet (Dick) and Jennifer (Josh); three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was such a gentle man and a gentleman always. Chuck left a great legacy, had a wonderful life, and will be sorely missed.
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