Walter Don IngallsSeptember 2, 1921 ~ November 8, 2017 (age 96)
Walter D. Ingalls, born in Boise Idaho, on September 2nd 1921 to Birdie and Harry W. Ingalls was one of five children-- Lula, Charley, Stanley, and Harry.
Walter learned the Machine trade from doing a four year apprenticeship under his father. Brother Stanley and Walter later acquired the machine shop for many years. Walter courageously joined the Navy in 1944 to 1946. He was sent to Farragett Idaho for boot-camp, then to Milwaukee Wisconsin for training. He served aboard the Bagoduce ship as a firemen engineer, where they towed the disabled ships back to the west coast ship yards.
On November 15th 1946 Walter married the love of his life, Phyllis L. Smith. Walter and Phyllis moved to Vallejo California in 1951 where Walter worked on Mare Island as a traffic control officer and later as a wheelwright machine maintenance man. He also owned a Shell Service Station for several years.
After many years of hard work and dedication Walter retired and began collecting and repairing clocks for a hobby. He was a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. Club for 50 years. Walter and Phyllis became charter members with the Idahorological Clock Club in 1991.
Walter was fond of traveling the Western U.S., Alaska, and Canada with beloved friends and family, creating priceless memories.
Walter is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis Ingalls, his son, David Ingalls and his daughter in-in-law Sandy. He has three grandchildren-- Darlene Ingalls, Naomi Ingalls Doser and her husband Tony, and Ashley Ingalls. He is blessed with four great grandchildren-- Makinsey Ingalls, Joshua Ingalls, and Chloe and Audrey Doser. As well as his cousin, Pat Ingalls-Charleton, niece Pat Grey, and nephew, Ron Ingalls. And by his dear and loyal friend Pamela Ferarese.
Walter spent ninety-six years bringing joy into the lives of everyone he met. He will be sorely missed by many. He had many treasured friends and family which he loved endlessly, and which loved and cherished him in return. Walter had such a large and loving family that we simply cannot list them all. We were all very blessed to have Walter in our lives and we will look forward to meeting him again in paradise!