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Zella "Bev" Beverly Ingraham

February 11, 1930 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Zella "Bev" Ingraham Obituary

Zella Beverly Ingraham, known to all as Bev, was born February 11, 1930, in Boise.  She died in McCall, March 14, 2024; she was 94 years old.  Her parents were Doris (Durnin) and Deane Ingraham.  She attended Boise Junior College in the 1940’s and graduated from The College of Idaho in 1952, also receiving her Masters Degree from The College of Idaho in the early 1970’s.  After seventeen years teaching, she changed careers into her main area of interest, outdoor education and worked for Ponderosa State Park for more than a dozen years.  For more than thirty years she was volunteer accessionist at the Valley County Museum in Roseberry, where she was responsible for logging in and storing all the donated artifacts as well as creating exhibits in many of the twenty plus museum buildings. 

Over the years she compiled a book of photographs of many local wildflowers, with her sketches and descriptions.  She also authored two local history books, Looking Back and Long Valley Yesterdays.  In her younger years she backpacked into more than thirty local lakes and also enjoyed some overseas adventures.  Her hobbies included fishing, gardening and dabbling in art.  Her long time friend and companion, Sandy Cottrell, will miss her sense of humor known to all through her wise cracks and ready jokes.

She is survived by her sister Dorothy Etychison of Boise, six nieces and a nephew; she was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Deane.  At her request there will be no memorial service.  Memorials may be made to Valley County Museum at Box 444, Donnelly, 83616, or to the charity of your choice.

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