It is with heavy hearts that we announce on March 18th, 2023 one of God's "Good ol' Cowboys" left this life and returned to his father in heaven.
John Edward Ingram (Jack) was welcomed into this world on July 22, 1936 by his parents Angus and Ada Ingram and 3 older sisters. He was followed by two younger sisters but was the only boy to proudly pass on the Ingram name.
He was named after his grandfather and was a 3rd generation sheepman. As a young boy Jack spent all the time he could with his dad and the sheep. When he graduated he went to work for his dad. Shortly after he borrowed enough money to purchase a hundred head of sheep and he and his dad went into business. Each year at lambing time Jack's dad would give him a few lambs and that is how he began a flock of his own. Angus and Jack would spend all the time they could together, either in the mountains above Soldier Summit (White River) or out on the west desert tending to the sheep.
He graduated from Juab High School in 1955. It was during that time that he put a lot of miles on his car chasing a skinny blonde haired girl by the name of Colleen Lazenby from Payson. He took a shine to her and she became the love of his life. On September 12, 1957 he made her his wife.
Jack and Colleen began their married life in Nephi, UT. Within the first weeks of marriage he whisked her off to the mountains of White River. They spent their summers in a nice little sheep camp that Colleen made into a home.
It wasn't long before they welcomed their first child, a girl Jackie (who was her daddy's namesake) into the world. At just one week old the little family loaded up and headed for the mountains. Four years later a son, Kelly, came along. He was Jack's pride and joy. Kelly spent many hours as Jack's right hand man learning all the skills and knowledge he had to pass on.
Jack and Colleen were sealed for time and eternity in the Manti Utah Temple on June 27, 1964. Four years later in May they welcomed the family caboose, a precious little girl, Marci.
In the earlier years of Jack's young family most of his time was spent away from home. He spent a great deal of time on the back of a horse in the mountains with a couple of sheep dogs and a flock of sheep. Colleen and the kids only saw him a few days out of each month when grandpa Angus would tend to the sheep so Jack could be at home.
They decided to sell the sheep in '73. Jack said he did so to make up for lost time with his family. After he sold the sheep Jack went to work for Gates - now NRP where he retired.
Jack was a man of many skills and talents. His family was the light of his life and he always made sure they came first. He was proud to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loved his time spent in his callings.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Colleen, his three children, Jackie (Walter) Pew of Nephi, Kelly (Deb) Ingram of Nephi, and Marci (Rod) Wankier of Levan, 10 grandkids and 18 great grandkids, four of his sisters, Connie Shepherd, Norma York, Pat (Gene) Lofgran and Deanna (Frank) Fisher, his brother-in-law Kevin (Jamie) Lazenby, and his sister-in-law Annie Lazenby, and many nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Angus and Ada Ingram, his sister Linda Ingram, his sister and brother-in-law Jean and Ed Jackson, his brothers-in-law Homer Shepherd, Doug York and Larry Lazenby, his parents-in-law John Thomas and Myra Lazenby, and his sister-in-law Darlene Lazenby.
The family would like to thank all those who took such wonderful care of Jack in his last few years, the staff at Utah Valley, especially his niece Joann Boggess, the staff at CVMC along with Dr. Taylor and Jack's hospice nurses Julieann Parkin and Jennifer White. A special thank you to his son-in-law Walter Pew, who dedicated a great deal of time to Jack's care. We appreciate all those who have reached out in support of the family and all those who were a light in his life.
Jack's main focus in life was always Colleen and their family. He took a part of all of us with him when he went home to his Heavenly Father but we take great comfort knowing he will be watching over us.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Nephi Stake Center, 351 North 100 West, Nephi, UT 84648, with a viewing 1 hour prior, and also Thursday night 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North, Nephi, UT 84648.
The service will be livestreamed on the Anderson Funeral Home Facebook Page at the following link:
(The livestream video will appear when the service starts.)