Former Juneau resident Jeffrey Reid Ingalls died Thursday, May 27, 2010 after a 14 month battle with cancer. He was 59.
Jeff was born in Denver, Colorado on March 10, 1951, the son of Robert Bolognese and Atha Jane (Deffenbaugh) Ingalls. He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries Biology and on July 9, 1986, married Kathy Pazera in Juneau, Alaska.
Prior to his death, Jeff held a current position with DEQ - Environmental Specialist in the Hazardous Waste Program. Before locating to Oregon in 1992, Jeff served as Manager of the Alaska Hazardous Waste Program. During his career he received special commendations for his outstanding work in hazardous waste enforcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the states of Alaska and Oregon. Jeff was a highly respected member of the Environmental Agency Community.
Jeff coached youth soccer for many years and always enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, hiking and canoeing. His other interests included a love of cooking and making stained glass pieces.
Jeff will always be remembered for his wit and humor and his capacity to connect with others. His passion and reverence for nature was evidenced in the way he embraced life.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kathy Pazera of Bend, Ore.; his stepfather, Frank Hatch of Utah; a son, Forrest Ingalls of Bend, Ore.; and a brother, Mark Ingalls of Salt Lake City, Utah.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 8 at 4 p.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, located 60850 Brosterous Road in Bend, followed by a Potluck reception. Baird Funeral Home of Bend, Oregon, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, please call (541)382-0903.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jeff's memory to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt Ct. Bend, OR 97701 and Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, P.O. Box 3533, Sunriver, OR 97707.