Rodney C. Ingham

1931 - 2013


In Loving Memory

Rodney C. Ingham

July 26, 1931- June 13, 2013

Rodney C. “Rod” Ingham passed away June 13, 2013 at Park

Manor Rehabilitation Center at the age of 81. Rod was born

July 26, 1931 in Walla Walla, WA to Elmer B. and Laura M.

Ingham of Touchet, WA. He attended Gardena grade school

and graduated from Touchet High School in 1949. Rod went

on to Washington State College where he was a member of

Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. In 1952, Rod married Pat Evans

and they began their life of over 60 years together.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

in 1954.

Upon graduation from WSC, Rod was commissioned

a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and he and Pat travelled

to Fort Benning, Georgia where he completed officer’s

training school. Rod was then posted to Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Upon leaving the service, Rod began a 30 year career with

the Walla Walla Production Credit Association managing

its branches in Walla Walla, Connell and Pasco before

retiring in 1986. In 1967, Rod and Pat returned to

Touchet, joining his father on the family farm.

Rod and Pat have three children; Mike Ingham,

Rhonda Strother, and Mitch Ingham.

Rod was active in many community and civic

organizations including, Walla Walla Chamber of

Commerce, Blue Mt. Lodge #13 F. & A.M., Scottish

Rite, El Katif Shrine, and Walla Walla BPOE No. 287

(lifetime member.) Rod served 9 years on the board

of directors of the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier

Days in various capacities including pari-mutuel

director and board President. He also served on

the 5th Congressional District Academy Selection

committee. Rod and Pat were both Frontier Days

Parade Marshals in 2004.

Rod is survived by his wife Pat; sons, Mike (Sharon),

and Mitch (Annette); and daughter, Rhonda (Monica).

Rod has 6 grandchildren; Brandon, Jonathan, Patrick,

Rachael, Monica and Lucas. He is also survived by

sisters, Donna King and Linda Bryant, and numerous

nieces and nephews. Rod was preceded in death by

his parents, an infant son, Greg, sister, Vivian Kelso

and brother, Jack Ingham.

He will be greatly missed by his family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners

Hospital for Children, National Multiple Sclerosis

Society, Walla Walla Community Hospice or a charity

of the donor’s choice through the Herring-Groseclose

Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA

  1. Family & friends are invited to sign the online

guestbook at

At Rod’s request there will be no memorial service.

A celebration of his life will be held on June 29, 2013

from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Rhonda Strother’s residence.


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