Gordon Stewart Inghram, 94, passed away in Ashland, Oregon on January 7, 2019. By his request, no funeral was held. He was born on May 15, 1924 to Allen Inghram and Grace Kirkman Inghram, in Portland, Oregon. Gordon graduated from Mountain View High School in California in 1942. He served in the Army Air Force from February 4, 1943 to January 18, 1946. He served as a radio and radar man, in the rank of Private First Class, and was a part of the Leyte Gulf Invasion. Gordon’s first marriage was to Joan Espinoza in 1948, with whom he had two sons, David Inghram and Brad Inghram. Gordon owned Los Altos Auto Parts from the 1960s until he retired in 1984. Gordon met Phyllis in 1978 when her daughter introduced them when she worked in a shop next to Gordon’s. They married in 1983, and lived in Fort Jones from 1985 until they moved to Ashland, Oregon in 2015.
Gordon is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Beverly McEwen. He is survived by his sister Nona Milovina, his wife Phyllis Inghram, his sons David Inghram and Brad Inghram, his step-children David Evans and Lynda Moyer, his grandchildren Carrie Inghram, Letty Smith, Questen Inghram, Daniel Evans and Alyssa Evans, and his great-grandchildren Gage Inghram, Michael Smith, Javis Smith and Summit Smith. He loved fishing, hunting, photography, woodcrafting and crochet, and would often give his creations to family and friends. He was known as ‘Big Grandpa’ by his great-grandchildren. Phyllis said that his love for people has been reflected in the kindness and support she has received. He will be missed.