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Earl H. Icenogle -
Hawley Cemetery
 

Earl Herbert Icenogle

Earl Herbert Icenogle, 71, of Bay City passed away April 24, 1997 in Hamilton, Alabama.

He was born March 31, 1926 in Griggsville, Illinois to Albert H. and Hazel Smith Icenogle. He was a graduate of Southwest Texas in San Marcos, Texas; a former teacher for the Van Vleck and Palacios ISDs; a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church; a member of the Knights of Columbus; and served as president, past president, and trustee for the F. O. E.

He is survived by his wife, Earlou Icenogle of Bay City; by one son, Eddie Icenogle of Houston; by two sisters, Millie Andrews of California and Margaret Trevino of New Mexico; by three brothers, Robert Icenogle and Marvin Icenogle both of California and Jim Icenogle of Oklahoma; and by two grandchildren, Brinson Earl Icenogle and Michael Icenogle both of Houston.

A rosary will be recited at 5:30 p. m. Tuesday, April 29, 1997 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday, April 30, 1997 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Msgr. James Brunner officiating. Burial will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

Daily Tribune, April 29, 1997
 


ICENOGLE, HAZEL

Mrs. Hazel Mildred Icenogle, 71, of El Campo died April 17, 1977 in Nightingale Hospital in El Campo. She was born July 5, 1905 in Griggsville, Ill. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Andrews of La Puente, Calif. and Mrs. Margaret Cole of Sonora, Calif.; four sons, Earl H. Icenogle of Palacios, James D. Icenogle of Denver City, Robert A. Icenogle and Marvin D. Icenogle of Sonora, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Smith Holloway of Sonora, Calif. and Mrs. Irene Meyers Polson of Amarillo, and a brother, Robert N. Smith of Griggsville, Ill. Services will be at 3 p.m., Thursday at the Palacios Funeral Home. Burial will be in the
Hawley Cemetery with Rev. Jesse T. Jones officiating. Arrangements with Palacios Funeral Home.

THE DAILY TRIBUNE, Monday, April 18, 1977, Matagorda County,  Texas



 


Kara Charleen Iker

 Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham
 


Ludie Elizabeth Eaton Inge
March 16, 1914 - Sept. 11, 2010

Ludie Elizabeth Eaton Inge, 96, born March 16, 1914, in Hays County, Texas, died Saturday, September 11, 2010, in Bay City, Texas.

Ann, as she preferred to be called, was preceded in death by her parents, Ausburn Hardy and Margie Salter Eaton, and by a brother, Emzy Ausburn Eaton.

She is survived by: her daughter, Marjorie Inge Griffith and her husband, W. Barton Griffith, M.D.; by three grandchildren, Michael D. Griffith and wife, Allison, Steve M. Griffith and wife Laura, Karen G. Duffy and husband, Brian; by eight great-grandchildren, Michael and Andrew Griffith, Brittan, Brooke and Rebecca Griffith, Brian, Emily, and Matthew Duffy.

Ann was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Jamestown Society, Dames of the Signers of the Magna Carta, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

She loved growing beautiful flowers, executing exquisite needlepoint, tracing her family tree, and wearing beautiful shoes.

The family would like to thank the Legacy Assisted Living for their loving care the past five years and the First United Methodist Church ministry that has held church services every Wednesday morning at the Legacy Assisted Living “Church in the Hallway.”

Ann was laid to rest next to her parents in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Texas at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010 with the Rev. David Cozart officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bay City.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home (979) 245-4613

Bay City Tribune
, Published September 15, 2010
 


Jesse Harold Inglehart & Lucy Eleanor Inglehart - Matagorda Cemetery - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 


Keye Ingram
Local Teacher Dies

Mrs. Ingram, known as "Keye" to her many friends, came to Bay City in August 1923 to teach Spanish in the Bay City High School. In 1950 she added counseling to her teaching duties, and in 1954 became full time counselor in the high school. She occupied this position until her retirement at the end of the 1966-67 school year. In her 44 years of teaching she saw the Bay City school grow from an eleven-grade school to its present 12-grade system; from a high school of 186 students to one that had 189 graduates the year she retired.

One unique contribution that she made, in addition to her teaching activities, coaching basketball and baseball for the girls, would be the drum and bugle club she organized in her early teaching years. Called "Keye's Kadets," this group preceded performing school bands with pep squads, trained yell leaders, and drum majors. In fact, "Keye's Kadets" has been accorded as a "first" in Texas high schools having been organized and used as a pattern for many Texas schools, being the original pattern for such groups as the "Rangerettes" and the "Starlettes" and such.

Upon her retirement from the Bay City schools, the entire student body participated in a school assembly in her honor. And at that time the following words were written summing up some of her accomplishments:

"Every school has a pattern of development which might be compared with a tapestry. And, in the tapestry that represents the picture of education in Bay City schools there are woven endless threads of Mrs. Ingram's work. All the threads are strong and will last. They are bright, and add a cheerful aspect to the picture because she has been the spirit of cheerfulness at all times. There are threads of inspirational tones, representing the depth and sincerity of her devotion to the helping of young people. Actually, the threads representing her work are mingled with every part of the picture because she has been such an integral part of the school itself, and because the students and their welfare always came first with her."

Mrs. Ingram, a graduate of Southwestern University at Georgetown, was an honorary member of the National Honor Society, a chapter organization in the local high school instigated largely by her efforts. Many years ago she was awarded a life membership in the high school P. T. A. She helped write the words to the "Alma Mater," with the music written by Jimmy Barron and the school annual was dedicated to her more than one year.

Mrs. Ingram was a member of the Teachers' Honorary sorority Delta Kappa Gamma, a long time member of the D. A. R., and Vice-Regent and charter member of the recently organized Bay City Mary Rolph Marsh Chapter of the D. A. R., a member of the Chautauqua Club, the Study Club, the Book Review Club, the Texas Personnel and Guidance Association, the American Personnel and Guidance Association, the Texas State Teachers' Association, the Classroom Teachers' Association. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Bay City Chapter 380, and served this group in the capacity of Worthy Matron.

She was a member of the volunteer hospital group of Pink Ladies, and served in every capacity of the local Lions Club wives group, assisting with their annual Rice Festival.

The Daily Tribune, August 2, 1972

Keye Morgan Ingram

Keye Morgan Ingram, 70, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston Tuesday, August 1. Mrs. Ingram had lived in Bay City for 49 hears and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star, Bay City Chapter No. 380. Survivors include: husband, J. W. Ingram of Bay City; 5 sisters, Mrs. Rutha Ferguson of Georgetown, Mrs. Alice Dolan of Big Lake, Mrs. Lois Hine of San Antonio, Mrs. Anna Kelly of Giddings and Mrs. Roberta Pierce of Ft. Worth. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City at 3 p. m. with Rev. Wayland Elmore officiating. Interment will be at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Bryan Cole, Bill Howze, Bill McAllister, Bob Renfro, Eddie Jecmenek and D. F. Wiginton. Honorary pallbearers will be: Ashley Etie, George Calloway, Dr. Charles Shoultz, Dr. Paul Brewer, Dr. Bryan Simons, Members of the Wesley Bible Class, Bay City High School faculty, and Bay Tex Motors employees. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

The Daily Tribune, August 2, 1972
 


Mary Belle McAllister Ingram
(July 9, 1916 - April 23, 2010)

Mary Belle McAllister Ingram of Bay City, TX passed away on April 23, 2010 at her home, the Legacy Assisted Living, after fighting a valiant battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and heart disease.

Mary Belle was born in Mankins, TX on July 9, 1916 to Vera Frazier Richeson (from Bomerton, TX) and Watkins L. Richeson (from Cherry Hill, AL). After graduating from high school in Mankins, she attended North Texas State Teacher’s College in Denton graduating in 1936 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. In later years she also obtained her Master’s Degree in Education from Denton. She taught for one year at South Lockett in west Texas. In the fall of 1937 she moved to Bay City and taught at Bay City High School. In subsequent years she taught fifth grade at Tenie Holmes Elementary and was librarian at Cherry Junior High School and McAllister Junior High School. Mary Belle felt her greatest contribution to teaching was leading the Junior Historians at McAllister.

In 1941, Mary Belle married Harmon J. McAllister. They had three children: Jerry, Julianne and Bill. Harmon became superintendent of schools in Bay City and died in 1963. In 1973, she married William J. Ingram, who died in 1983.

Mary Belle was active in many school organizations from the Girl Reserves in the 1930’s to the Junior Historians in the 1970’s. In 1978, she was first runner-up for the Texas Teacher of the Year award. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for almost 70 years and in 1980 authored 110 Years of Methodism, History of First United Methodist Church of Bay City, Texas, for which she received the Kate Warnick Award for excellence in publication of local church history. She was book chairman and chief compiler of Historic Matagorda County, a two-volume history published in 1986. In 1979 she authored a family history book, Listen To The Bell. In 2006, Mary Belle published Canebrake Settlements, which recorded the history of black people and their churches along Caney Creek during the nineteenth century.

Mary Belle taught school for thirty years and after retiring in 1978, she was active in the Matagorda County Museum, the Matagorda County Historical Commission, the Genealogical Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Landmark Commission. She received the Texas Historical Commission Award of Excellence in Preserving History in 1991 and the Ruth Lester Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.

Mary Belle was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, son Bill and sisters Vivian and Alice. She is survived by her children Jerry (Hope) McAllister of Hammond, WI and Julianne (Daryl) Thompson of Ashwood, TX; her six grandchildren, Juliellen & Christopher Galletti, Jennifer & John Runnells III, Troy & Lauren Thompson, Adrienne Palmer, Ruby & Brian Bodeker, and Ellie McAllister & Paul Hennings; she was very proud of her twelve great grandchildren, Christopher, Aubrey & Claire Galletti, Hunter & Chandler Runnells, Erin & Landon Thompson, Zachary, Trent & Ethan Palmer, and Coralee & Merritt Bodeker; a nephew and six nieces, including Jan (Fred) Raby of Elgin, TX to whom she was very close; and her devoted caregiver and friend Carolyn Boulden.

A special thank you to the Legacy Assisted Living staff and to special caregivers, Sherry Jones, Michelle Rodriguez, Hester Williams and Hope Barrera for taking such loving care of our mother and grandmother.

Mary Belle Ingram, educator, librarian, genealogist, historian, civic leader, church layman, patriot, friend, wife, mother, and grandmother, is a treasured loved one and citizen of her community, county, state and country.

Pallbearers are grandsons Troy Thompson, John Runnells III, Chris Galletti, Paul Hennings, Brian Bodeker, and friends Jim Allen, Bob Noster David Holubec and Mike Reddell. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Maglitto, Lamar Evans, Fred Walker, Eddie Jecmenek, George Durett, Charles Martinez and George Yeager.

Preferred memorials are William R. McAllister Scholarship Fund at Stephen F. Austin University, Matagorda County Museum and First United Methodist Church of Bay City.

Visitation will be held at Bay City Funeral Home from 2 – 4 PM Sunday. Funeral service will be 2 PM Monday, April 26, 2010 at First United Methodist Church of Bay City with interment at Cedarvale Cemetery.

“I have had a good and fruitful life, and hope I have not lived in vain but have left a legacy of service to my family, friends and church, and to this wonderful community that has been my home since 1938”. Mary Belle Richeson McAllister Ingram, 8/24/09

 


Rodellin Fields Ingram
(February 17, 1936 - January 12, 2008)

Rodellin Fields Ingram, 71, of Kingwood, formerly of Bay City, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 12, 2008. She was born Feb. 17, 1936 in Hellier, Kentucky to the late Steven Albert & Roma Branham Fields. Mrs. Ingram was an educator for 41 years, teaching in BCISD for 31 of those years. She taught at Bay City Junior High, John Cherry Elementary, Linnie Roberts Elementary and was librarian at Pierce Elementary. Mrs. Ingram was a graduate of Sam Houston State University in 1971.

She was preceded in death by a sister Patsy Ruth Shields. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Lawrence M. “Pete” Ingram; daughters Roma Ann & husband Jack Rusheon and Alicia Kay & husband Robert Reue all of Houston. She also has four grandchildren SSGT Michael Rusheon USAF, Jason Reue, Cole Reue & Paige Rusheon. She is also survived by brother-in-law Jackie C. Shields of Killeen, TX; sister-in-law Willa Dean Collins of Lead Hill, AR; cousin Susie Stein of South Carolina and 7 nieces and nephews. She will be missed by special friends Charles & Mary Painter of Columbia, TN.

While living in Bay City, she was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, which supported community service projects, the Texas State Teachers Association, Bay City Book Revue, Bay City Retired Teachers and Rice Belt Sams RV Club.

The family will greet friends and relatives from 6PM – 8PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Sassman officiating. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. SSGT Michael Rusheon, Jason Reue, Cole Reue, Jimmy Farmer, Ronnie O’Neal and Jimmy Kincaid will serve as pallbearers.

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William Dub Ingram lll
Jan. 13, 1924  Sept. 23, 2010

William Dub Ingram lll, 86, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 in Bay City.

He was born January 13, 1924 in Cisco, Texas to the late William Taylor and Lelah Dill Ingram, Jr.

He served his country proudly during WWll as a boatswains mate in the battle of Leyte Gulf and the liberation of the Philippines. He loved golf and served as a golf course superintendent for 45 years, member of the Golf Course Superintendents of America Association. He started caddying when he was nine years old.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 63 years, E. June Howard Ingram, children; Thomas Michael Ingram and wife Penny, Claudia Ann Holloway and husband John, Dana Lee Thomas and husband Gary, Kathy Merchant and husband Kent, Judith Elaine Triplett and husband Randy; 10 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lester Martin.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday Sept. 27, 2010 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Gantz officiating.

Burial to follow at Cedarvale Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.taylorbros.net.

Bay City Tribune, Published September 26, 2010
 


Robert E. Insall & Goldie Insall - Roselawn Memorial Park - Photo courtesy of Faye Cunningham

 

 

Alice B. Irvine
Sept. 4, 1916 – April 5, 2008


Funeral services for Alice B. Irvine, 91, of Edmond, Oklahoma, (recently of Bay City, Texas) were at 1 p.m. April 9, 2008, at Baggerley Funeral Chapel in Edmond. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond.

Alice was born Sept. 4, 1916 in Skidmore, Missouri. She died Saturday, April 5, 2008 in Bay City, Texas.

Alice was a school teacher in the Oklahoma City School District, at Cassidy Elementary School, and in the Mustang School District. Following retirement she and her husband were staff members for Campus Crusade for Christ.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, John H. Irvine and her son, Donald K. Irvine.

Survivors include: her son, John B. Irvine, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Bay City or Charity of choice.


Bay City Tribune, Published April 16, 2008

 


Roland Irving, Jr.

Funeral services for Roland Irving Jr., 79, of Bay City will be held 11 a. m. Saturday at Mother Zion  Baptist Church with the Rev. K. J. Griggs officiating. Burial will be at Eastview Cemetery. Visitation will be until 9 p. m. Friday at Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home. The body will lie in state Saturday at the church 10 to 11 a. m.

Mr. Irving was born Jan. 13, 1913 in Bay City to the late Frances and Roland Irving Sr. and he died Sept. 22, 1992 at Matagorda General Hospital.

Survivors include two sons, L. D. Irving and Charles Sancho of Houston; two daughters, Alena Robinson and Patricia of Bay City; six grandchildren, Cora Wilson of Odessa, Phyllis Hayes of Carrollton, Jerome Sancho of Frankfurt, Germany, Wanda Goode, Tammie Irving, Cassundra Massey of Houston; five great-grandchildren and one uncle, Eugene Harrison of Galveston.

Pallbearers will be Deacon Booker T. Holbert, Deacon Alex Stone, the Rev. P. R. Mayfield, Deacon Ben Scott Jr., Deacon Hewitt Wiggins, the Rev. Byron Laws and Brother Ira J. Edison. Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Ministers and Deacons Wives Auxiliary and other deacons, L. D. Irving, Charles Sancho, Jerome Sancho, Victor Hayes, Phillip Hayes and Eugene Harrison.

Arrangements are with Duncan-Roberts Funeral Home.

Daily Tribune, September, 1992                                  Photo courtesy of Tresmond Scott
 


Clayton Hugh Irwin, Jr.
(December 29, 1983 - October 28, 2005)

Clayton Hugh "Bo" Irwin, Jr., 21, of Wharton, passed away Friday, October 28, 2005. He was born December 29, 1983 in Wharton to Tammy Short Irwin and Clayton H. Irwin, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Wharton and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wharton.

He is survived by his mother: Tammy Hann & husband Fred Hann of Bay City; by his father: Clayton H. Irwin, Sr. & wife Beverly Irwin of Bay City; by his sister: Jessica Mejorado of Wharton: his step-sisters: Vanessa Sanea Granger of Dallas, Lora Gene Guzman of Bay City, Amanda Petrosky of Angleton, Rebecca Moore of Bay City, Olivia Irwin of Bay City and Valerie Irwin of Bay City; and by his grandparents: Mary Ann Irwin of Wharton, Pat & Howard Anderson of Pflugerville, and Doug Short of Austin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mack Matthis, and Rev. Gary Irwin officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City. Pallbearers will be Jarred Hohensee, Lee Rose, David Mejorado, Richard Williams, Dale Rowland and William Tabor. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Collette and Kevin Kerr. The Family will be receiving visitors from 6 PM - 8 PM Monday night at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Arrangements with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, (979) 245-4613.

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Donald Dean Ivy

Donald Dean Ivy, 74, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013. He is survived by: his wife, Joyce of 54 years; his sons, Ronnie (Selkirk); Michael and wife, Anne (San Antonio) and his two grandsons, Matthew and Blake (San Antonio); sister, Faye West (Houston); special pets, Ginger and Clyde; and numerous caring and loving nieces, nephews and cousins. Donald graduated from El Campo High School in 1956 and attended Wharton County Junior College. He retired from Elevator business in Houston, Texas, in 1994 after more than 35 years of service. Donald and his wife retired to Selkirk Island, Bay City, Texas in 1994. Donald was preceded in death by: his parents, Jack and Evelyn Taylor Ivy, and sisters, Nelda Koester and Wanda Messersmith. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Wharton Funeral Home, 515 Boling Hwy, Wharton, Texas. The service will be performed by Brother Rick Dubroc, First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Matagorda Fire Dept., 414 Live Oak Road, Matagorda, TX 77457; Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030 or the charity of personal choice. “Death comes in its own time, in its own way. Death is as unique as the individual who is experiencing it.” Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.

Bay City Tribune, June 26, 2013
 


 

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