Obituary of Samuel "Sam" Edward Ingram
Samuel (Sam) Edward Ingram Tempe, Az - It is with great sadness that the Ingram family announces the death of Sam Ingram, 78, of Tempe, Arizona. He passed away on Sunday, March 27th at Desert Banner Hospital in Mesa Arizona. Sam was born on August 28th,1943 in Hamilton, Ohio, to Lois Ann (Jones) Carroll and the late Floyd Ingram. After attending High School in Ohio, Sam joined the United States Marines Corps in 1961 and was discharged honorably as corporal (E-4) in 1967. Sam served his country as a Marine in the Vietnam war and was very proud to be a Marine, when it came to life, he was a Marine first. Upon his return home he went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus Ohio. This led to him opening his own accounting firm, Ingram & Co in Kingman, Arizona, eventually moving it to Tempe Arizona. While in Kingman he also worked as dean for Mohave Community College while serving his clients in the accounting world. He was an investment adviser, accountant, and a friend to all. He had many friends and was devoted to all those he loved. After selling the accounting firm he establish his company Ingram Active Money Management Inc. a personal and business financial planning firm where he was a manager and financial advisor for his clients. He worked very hard serving his clients. He was quick to lend a hand and quick to step in to assist a friend. He was amazingly organized and meticulous and he had the unique ability to figure out almost any problem as long as he had a legal pad and a pencil. His amazing thinking skills not only supported him professionally, they also supported his quick-witted and sense of humor traits. When you were with Sam you would find the magic in an ordinary day. He was fun to be around, fun to be with and it was always a pleasure when he would show up at any event. Married to Elin Gaddis for 31 years, upon her passing he married Victoria Jacobsen on January 9,2019. Sam loved Arizona, and wanted to live in Arizona since he was a little boy. He was a devoted son, father husband and brother. His love of Arizona and Grand Canyon was only surpassed by the love for his family. He loved riding his motorcycle, especially on route 66 which held a special place in his heart, his jeep and hiking the Grand Canyon numerous times, well into his 70s. He traveled to Rocky Point, Mexico regularly where he enjoyed the sunsets and sunrises overlooking the Sea of Cortez. He loved watching the stars on cool summer evenings and watching the snow fall in Pine, Arizona. He was at home around the ocean and in the mountains. His love of nature and discovering unfamiliar places to hike was always a welcome adventure. He was a strong Irishman with a commitment to service as he served as part of the HoHoKam legacy since 2009 to enhance Spring Training baseball in Mesa by investing his time and resources to better the community. He was also a supporter of College Bound Az, a 501c3 that helps underserved youth achieve their dream of a brighter future through education. Education was a cornerstone of his character and he believed that everyone should be provided with an opportunity to gain a College education. Sam is more than a memory; he is a living presence. Sam will always be with us. He's the Marine standing guard, he's the smile on our face when we think of him; he's the coolness in the air on every hiking trip. And he lives in our laughter. A quote by John Oxenham says it best; "Death begins with life's first breath, and life begins at touch of death - But in between are the memories that are life and they will live in our hearts forever" Sam, for those of us who knew you well and loved you, the pain is deep and enduring. But we take refuge in our faith, for we know in our hearths that you who lived life honorably, righteously and nobly will make your new home beyond the stars, safe in the promise of eternal life. You will always live in our memories, hearts and minds forever. Sam is survived by his mother Lois Carroll of Columbus, Ohio; wife Victoria Ingram of Tempe, AZ; his children David Ingram of Kingman, Az. Brooke Ingram of Chandler, Az. sister Mary-Lynn Rourke of Elmira NY, her children and grandchildren, brother John Chilcott and his wife Vicki and their daughter Casey of Florida. A memorial service will be held at Meldrum Mortuary, 52 North Macdonald, Mesa AZ 85201. Donations can be made in Sam's memory to your favorite charity for helping children" Cemetery Details National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ Loading map Previous Events Visitation APR 7. 10:00 AM (MT) Meldrum Mortuary 52 N Macdonald Mesa, AZ 85201 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.meldrummortuary.com Loading map Memorial Service APR 7. 11:00 AM (MT) Meldrum Mortuary 52 N Macdonald Mesa, AZ 85201 email@example.com https://www.meldrummortuary.com Loading map Graveside APR 7. 1:30 PM (MT) National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ Loading map
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