Robert M. Ingram Jr.


1924 - 2013

Robert (Bob) M. Ingram Jr. was born in Aberdeen, Washington April 13, 1924. He graduated from Weatherwax High School and attended the University of Washington. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific.

In 1946, Bob married Elizabeth “Patter” Patterson from San Bernardino, Calif. and they moved to Aberdeen where Bob joined E.C. Miller Cedar Lumber Company which was founded by his grandfather in 1909. Bob later served as President of E.C. Miller Cedar Lumber Company until his retirement in 1983. Bob was very involved in both his industry and his community. He served as President of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, The Grays Harbor Country Club and the Aberdeen Rotary Club.

In Aberdeen, Bob and Patter raised three children, Bob III, Catherine Ann and John. Bob was an avid golfer and duck hunter. He also enjoyed salmon fishing at Westport and the summers on Hood Canal.

In 1983, Bob and Patter moved to Rancho Mirage, Calif. where they enjoyed golf and new friends until Patter passed away in 1990.

Bob later married Sheila Henry of Rancho Mirage and the two continued to enjoy golf and travel until her death in 2007. On January 4, 2013, Bob passed away in Palm Springs, Calif. at the age of 88.

He is survived by his son, Bob & Terri Ingram of Issaquah, Wash.; his daughter, Catherine & Dick Krell of Pasadena, Calif.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his brother, Jim & Marge Ingram of Tacoma, Wash. Bob was preceded in death by his son, John Ingram of Cathedral City, Calif.; and his brother, Ernie Ingram of Aberdeen, Wash.

There will be a private internment ceremony in Cathedral City, Calif. Remembrances may be sent to Food Lifeline.