On Tuesday March 24, 2020, Dessie Mae Ingels, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away at age 100. She was living at Palisades at Broadmoor Park in Colorado Springs.
Dessie was born in Greenville, South Carolina on December 5, 1919 to Lawrence Cauthern Brown and Willie Genevieve Brown (deceased). She is predeceased by two brothers, William and Lee.
She married the love of her life on Valentine’s Day 1942, William L. Ingels (Roy), who predeceased her on June 7, 2011. Dessie was a true war bride and told great stories of travelling across country with a baby and living a life with gas stamps and food rationing. She was also a hairdresser during those times which lead her to always having her own hair done perfectly.
She took the same strength, wisdom, and faith in God that got her and Roy through those times and raised four children who survive her, Barb Titmas (Don), Cherie LaGrange (Ladd), Bud Ingels (Candy), and Trish Ingels-DeLesk (Rick). She also has five grandchildren, Reagan Aynes (Tony), Cullen Titmas (Mary), Ryan Ingels (Heather), Maren Ingels (Ryan), Rachel DeLesk, and great-grandchild Tyler Aynes.
We will forever remember her laughter, her enduring faith in her Lord, her loving guidance (to ALL of us!), her spaghetti dinners, and especially her fried chicken and mashed potatoes. She made the best in the world! None of us ever had a birthday without a cake made by her with our names written (sometimes a bit wobbly) on the top. Her grandchildren remember hours of watching Golden Girls, Carol Burnett, the Price is Right, and Wheel of Fortune with her. She was a master at Wheel of Fortune!
She attended church at Sunnyside Christian Church every Sunday as long as she was able. Her faith in her Lord was the mainstay of her life and she was a living example of what she believed. We are so grateful that she is now in the arms of her Lord, where she always wanted to be.
In lieu of flowers the family would ask any donations to be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
Services will be held at a later date.