Margaret Ingmanson, 90, a resident of Bellingham, WA passed away on May 18, 2017. She was born Margaret McGregor McLean on July 23, 1926 in Oregon City to Dr. Edward H. McLean and Anne Cooper McLean of West Linn.
Margaret graduated from the University of Oregon in 1952 with a degree in sociology. She married John Earl Ingmanson on August 30, 1953 in Tucson, Arizona. They began a life of travel together as he pursued a career in the National Park Service, living in seven states before settling in Bellingham in 1986. This love of traveling extended to journeys to Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. In later years she and Earl traveled extensively in their RV around the United States. Margaret was an avid dog lover, and a dog always accompanied them on these road trips. As a descendant of settlers from the Mayflower and Scottish missionaries, she had a keen interest in genealogy, incorporating family research into her travels. Margaret expressed her creativity working with fabrics. As a young woman she took up weaving, and later became gifted in crochet and latch hook.
Margaret was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, and is survived by husband Earl of Bellingham; daughters Myra of Bellingham, Margaret Christina of Eagle River, AK, Ellen of Halifax, MA, and Katherine of Falls Church, VA; grandchildren, Christopher, Marianna and Margaret, as well as her beloved dog Buddy.