Peter Ingram Obituary, Death – Peter Earnest Ingram, who passed away aged 85 on Thursday, December 29. James Albert Ingram, his dad’s grandfather, was a pioneer who moved to the Lake Quinault area when it was just getting started. Ernest C. Miller, the maternal great-grandfather, started the E.C. Miller Cedar Lumber Company in Grays Harbor County, where it stayed in business until the early 1980s.
Ingram got his high school diploma from Aberdeen’s Weatherwax High School in 1944. He went to school at the University of Washington and got a Juris Doctor degree in 1950. On October 7, 1950, Petertied the knot with Gloria Willfong in Seattle, Washington. After the ceremony, Ernie went to the Harbor and set up his home and law office there. In 1960, he joined forces with Ted Zelasko to start a business that would later be called Ingram, Zelasko, and Goodwin. Before 2006, Peter had been a successful lawyer for more than 50 years.
Peter gave up many hours of his time to do free legal work for a wide range of community groups. This included forming non-profit groups without charging them anything. He was one of the people who started both the Grays Harbor Community Foundation and the Grays Harbor College Foundation, and he had been president of the former. During his career, he has been president of several local groups, such as the Grays Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the Aberdeen Rotary Club, the United Way of Grays Harbor, the Driftwood Players, and the Aberdeen School Board.
After Gloria died in 1988, Peter married Tobi Anderson the next year, in 1990. Tobi lives most of the time with his family in Cosmopolis, Washington. Together, they kept in touch with the people who played at the Driftwood. Ernie was a stage actor for a long time and was in more than 100 Driftwood plays. In his later years, he got better at designing complicated and unique sets. After he stopped being a lawyer and retired, he and Tobi spend their time doing things on the Harbor and relaxing at their house in Sun City West, Arizona. In Arizona, he stayed involved in the theater community and kept playing golf with his Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers. He liked music, literature, and theater, especially, for as long as he could remember. He loved ragtime music, musical theater, and his collection of rare books in particular.
Only Peter’s wife of 21 years, Tobi Ingram, who lives in Cosmopolis, will remember him. Daughters: Cynthia, who is married to Harold Cates and lives in Sacramento, California; Pamela, who is married to Craig Mehlhoff; and Anita “Nina,” who lives in Aberdeen, Washington and is married to Gary Morean. Stepsons: Steven Anderson, who is married to Kristin and lives in Pasco, Washington; Rick Anderson, who is married to Tami and lives in Kennewick, Washington; and Dean Anderson, who is married to Robin and lives in Hoquiam, Washington. Cheri Anderson of Portland, Oregon, is the stepdaughter.
Byron Roope, Gloria and Julia Mosby, Kyle and Whitney Morean, Evan and Renzel Mehlhoff, step-grandchildren Adin, Delaney, Bailey, Brianne and Nick Anderson, and Max Fletcher, and grandchildren Byron Roope, Kyle and Whitney Morean, Evan and Renzel Mehlhoff. Benjamin Roope is a great-grandson of the Roope family. Both Robert Morton Ingram, Jr. and James Albert Ingram are from Tacoma, Washington, but they were raised in California. The young son of Ernie Miller Ingram, Ernest Miller Ingram Jr., died before Peter did.