Daniel Blain Ingram (Dan) passed away April 9, 2014, at Alvarado Meadows nursing facility where he had resided for the last two years. He was 62 years old.
Dan was a longtime resident of Mineral Wells and was born at Nazareth Hospital on May 17, 1951. He attended schools in Mineral Wells and graduated from MWHS.
Being a man of few words, he knew many people in town and was always ready to help anyone. All who knew Dan personally remembers that he loved to garden, but his true passion was collecting and listening to music.
He was the only son of Charles D. Ingram Jr. and Anna Fay Ingram who preceded him in death.
Survivors of Dan are Edith and Bob Dunnington of Albuquerque, NM, and Frances and David Bradley of McKinney. Other survivors are Joan Frost, an aunt, of Frisco, and Frank Lee and Clara Turner, uncle and aunt, of Mineral Wells. He had two nieces, Alyssa Dellacroce and Lisebeth Rhoades of Allen, and a nephew, William Daniel Bradley, of McKinney. Also there are many cousins.
Dan retired from the City of Mineral Wells Water Department where he had worked since he was a young man. Two of his colleagues, Donnita Glover and Reuben Banda, faithfully visited Dan in Alvarado and kept him apprised of the water department and the city. Lifelong friends who share many memories-past-and present who will miss him are Bobby Brassell, Joe Burk, Stan and Sue Castles, Jerry and Kay Hickman, Bob and Lisa Hampton, Mike McClure, Ken Snow, Dale and Renee Ward, Frankie Lee and Marlene Washington, and Ronald Qualls.
True to his nature of giving and helping others, Dan willed his body to the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Ft. Worth. His ashes will be interred at a later date at Woodland Park Cemetery next to his mother and father and in Jasper, Colo., where he yearned to be close to nature.