Obituaries Honoring Caleb
The obituaries which honored Caleb's short life will soon scroll off to the archive. Here they are for those who would like to read them, and perhaps did not get a chance to see them in print or online.
|This obituary was published in the Galveston Daily News, Sunday 8/5.||This obituary was published in the Houston Chronicle, Sunday 8/5.|
Caleb Joshua IngramLEAGUE CITY—
Caleb Joshua Ingram, 4, of League City, passed away Friday, August 3, 2007, at his home. Caleb was born December 6, 2002, in Nassau Bay, to David L. Ingram and Annette J. (Fierro) Ingram.
Caleb was full of life, and lived with boundless energy. There was nothing he did not want to see, try, or investigate. His passion for action was partially fulfilled by riding his John Deere tractor, or his bicycle, and playing sports in the front yard. He loved trains, with Thomas the Tank Engine being his favorite. He spent many happy hours on the trains at the Galveston Railroad Museum. Caleb loved being with his family. He looked forward to Saturdays with his Dad going to “Guy Stores” and their “Special Saturday Lunch” at Taco Cabana. While Dad was at work, he and Mom spent many hours in the swimming pool, and playing in the park with his ‘machines’. Caleb loved going to Sonic with his big sister, eating cherries, and dancing on the table. He always wanted to be as big as his big brother.
Caleb attended Creative Corners pre-school at League City United Methodist Church, and the teachers, students, and parents were his second family. He thrived there, and made many happy memories. His Creative Corners family stood by him, and his family, all throughout his illness and was a great source of strength and help.
Caleb loved the Lord Jesus, and had a special faith home at St Paul’s Catholic Church in Nassau Bay. He was very fond of his pastor, Father Albert, and his many friends who loved him as their own.
He is survived by his parents; his sister and brother, Natashia Elstad and Christopher Elstad; grandparents, Glen and Mary Ingram; Aunts and Uncles Yvonne and Jorge Torres, Pam and Bob Ventrone, Maria Fierro, Elaine and Carl Giardino, Heidi and Steve Giles, and Sue and Dave Evans. Also surviving are cousins, Marissa, Julianna, Justin, and Kelly Torres; Robert and Victoria Ventrone; Cortney Moak and husband, David; John Giardino; and Stephanie and Gwen Giles.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Col Vito J. Fierro (USAF, Ret) and Arlene Papke Fierro; and his paternal grandmother, Beverly Ann Carrier Ingram.
A Celebration of Caleb’s Life will be held on Monday evening, August 6, 2007, at St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Dr, Nassau Bay, Texas. Caleb’s family will receive visitors beginning at 5 p.m., with a service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at 10 a.m. at St Paul’s, Rev. Alberto Maullon, Jr., officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson.
Caleb’s family is thankful for the staff of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, where Caleb received exceptional care. He counted as special friends Dr. Murali Chintagumpala, MD, and Dr. Lindsay Kilburn, MD. He was also grateful for all his friends at the Methodist Hospital Radiation Oncology Department, especially Dr. Arnold Paulino, MD, and Peggy Villarreal, RN.
Caleb was also treated at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. We are grateful to Dr. Kathy Warren, MD, and her staff, for their passionate dedication to finding a cure for the cancer, which afflicted Caleb. Their professionalism, and their love for our Caleb Joshua, will endure in our hearts forever.
Flowers may be sent in care of Crowder Funeral Home, or if you prefer, a memorial to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in Caleb’s memory. 302 Ridgefield Ct. Asheville, NC 28806. www.pbtfus.org
Praise the Lord, for he is great – His mercy endures forever. Our greatest thanks are to almighty God, for the gift of Caleb Joshua.
James Crowder Funeral Home-Webster
Ingram, Caleb Joshua