Obituaries & Tributes

Lillian Harriet Ingalls

date of birth October 17 1924

date of death January 3 2020

Lillian was born on October 17, 1924 in Carpio, North Dakota to John and Ingeborg (Solberg) Solem. She primarily was rasied in Carpio but attended Minot State Teachers College in 1943, about 30 minutes from Carpio. Lillian taught school for two years in a one room school house, teaching all 8 grades out in the North Dakota Prairie.

Lillian met Leland L. Ingalls while helping serve dinner to the men out thrashing the fields. They were married on September 10, 1945 in Sidney, Montana.

Lillian was a wonderful seamstress and made fabulous quilts. Besides working with fabric she loved to cook Lefsa and espically her chocolate chip cookies were to die for. She later stayed home with their children and took care of the house.

From the 1960's - 70's Lillian was a member of the Zoar Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School.

She is survived by her husband Leland Ingalls of Canby, Sons; Steven L. Ingalls (Sandra S.) of Oregon City, Oregon, and Roger A. Ingalls of Aurora, Oregon, Brothers; Gordon Solem (Janice) of Bullhead City, Arizona, and John Solem of Garrison, North Dakota, sister; Julia Geyer of Minot, North Dakota, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on February 8, 2020 at 11:00 am at Zoar Lutheran Church, 190 SW Third Ave, Canby, Oregon.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Zoar Lutheran Church Building Fund.



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Candle lit by Staff at Canby-Molalla Funeral Chapel Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Lesley Creange (Christensen) I grew up being their neighbor . I remember as a kid always going over and visiting Lillian and Leland. She was a nice sweet lady. She will be greatly missed.

Candle lit by Al & Linda Sprauer So sorry to hear of Lillian's passing. She was a special lady and will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family, including her church family at Zoar Lutheran.

Candle lit by Jessica

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