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Joan Ingalls

May 5, 1938 ~ February 13, 2018 (age 79)

Joan Yvonne Ingalls  79, passed away February 13, 2018, in Ontario, OR from cancer, surrounded by loved ones.
Joan was born May 5th, 1938 to Clarence and Alice Curtis in Tomahawk Wisconsin. When she was two the family moved to Oregon where she grew up in Canyon City and graduated from John Day High School in 1956. She spent most of her life in Grant County and that is most definitely where her heart was.  She loved it there and loved talking about her younger years in Canyon City and all of the shenanigans she and friends took part in. 
In December 1957 Joan married Jim Murray and they had two children, Scott and Jaylene.  The couple later divorced. 
She was employed by Blue Mountain Hospital district where she worked until her retirement.  She was a hard worker and never used life’s hardships as an excuse.
She loved planting many flowers in the summer and always had such healthy beautiful pots of flowers.  At two different times in her life, she was the leader of an equestrian drill team.  She had a knack for this and loved doing it. Their performances were something to see.  She also enjoyed cross stitching and various forms of painting.  But her true love was her family.  She never failed to be there for her children and grandchildren.  She felt so fortunate that she was able to spend so much time with her grandsons as they grew up, which was very special to her. 
She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Jaylene and Eddie Udlinek.  Four grandchildren, Zane Murray, Garrett Murray, Dalton Murray and as she laughingly often said:  her “Finally, Thank God Granddaughter” Cara Udlinek. 
Joan is preceded in death by her son Scott Murray, nephew Kris Curtis, sister Althea Kimball, brothers Arney Curtis, Dale Curtis, Bob Curtis, sister Marg McConkey and parents Clarence and Alice Curtis.

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