Nov. 13, 1909 - Aug. 25, 2004

Fae Geranium Olds Ingraham, 94, died Aug. 25 at her home in Canyon City.

A memorial service was held Aug. 29 at Driskill Memorial Chapel with Rod Bieber of the Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating.

Mrs. Ingraham was born Nov. 13, 1909, in Connell, Wash., to Robert and Katy (Janovsky) Olds. She attended school there and graduated from Central Washington College, and later received her bachelor's from Eastern Oregon University. She began her teaching career in Malheur County.

She married Alvah Ingraham May 29, 1934, in Connell, Wash., on her parents ranch. In 1936 they moved to Ontario where she taught, and moved to Seneca in 1954 where she taught for four years. In 1958 they moved to Canyon City and she taught at Humbolt for 17 years before retiring in 1975 after 34 years of teaching.

Mrs. Ingraham was a member of the First Christian Church, life member of the National Education Assoc., past president of the Grant Co. O.E.A., past matron of Eastern Star, past president of Delta Kappa Gamma, charter member of the Snake River Gem Club, was a Kam Wah Chung board member and was the first Kam Wah Chung Chinese Princess.

She enjoyed volunteering as a Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include her daughter, Jane Langenfeld of Ontario; two grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and two sisters.

Memorial contributions can be made to the John Day Senior Center through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

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