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In Memory of

Betty Ruth Lepp Ingersoll

November 4, 1933 - March 25, 2015

Obituary


Born November 4, 1933 to Melvin Lepp and Wilma Davis, Betty Ruth Ingersoll lived a long and beautiful life. Betty passed away March 25, 2015 in Lafayette, CO and will be so greatly missed by many family and friends. Betty is survived by her two wonderful children Stephen (Leslie) Ingersoll and Vaughn Ingersoll, Grandchildren Steve Ingersoll, Lee Ingersoll, Luke Ingersoll, Mike Ingersoll, and Amanda Ingersoll, Great-Grandchildren Ashton Ingersoll, Austin Ingersoll, Cole Ingersoll, Charlie Ingersoll, Samantha Ingersoll and Tucker Ingersoll. Preceding Betting in passing are her Mother Wilma Davis, Father Melvin Lepp, Brother Gerald Lepp, and...

Born November 4, 1933 to Melvin Lepp and Wilma Davis, Betty Ruth Ingersoll lived a long and beautiful life. Betty passed away March 25, 2015 in Lafayette, CO and will be so greatly missed by many family and friends. Betty is survived by her two wonderful children Stephen (Leslie) Ingersoll and Vaughn Ingersoll, Grandchildren Steve Ingersoll, Lee Ingersoll, Luke Ingersoll, Mike Ingersoll, and Amanda Ingersoll, Great-Grandchildren Ashton Ingersoll, Austin Ingersoll, Cole Ingersoll, Charlie Ingersoll, Samantha Ingersoll and Tucker Ingersoll. Preceding Betting in passing are her Mother Wilma Davis, Father Melvin Lepp, Brother Gerald Lepp, and her beloved Husband Herb Ingersoll.

Betty and Herb were married in Denver, CO on December 18, 1953. Betty lived her life as a Homemaker and a very talented one at that. She spent her time writing music, poetry and even tinkering around with a book. Over the years Betty sent her works to various publishers and while she collected her occasional rejection letters, she took great pride in her published works. Betty was written about in many publications such as The World Who's Who of Women, The World Who's Who of Poetry, and The World Who's Who of Intellectuals, just to name a few. Copies of these articles can be found in her photo gallery. She was the Vice President of the Colorado Poetry Society and belonged to the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Incorporated.

In addition to her talented work as a literary artist and musician, Betty took a great sense of pride in her community. She was presented with an award from The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership First Edition for Service to her Community. As a religious woman Betty received her PhD in Divinity in Florida. She was a member of the Divinity College in the Rapture Church of God in Arvada, CO. Her husband Dr. Reverend Herbert Ingersoll was a Pastor of the Rapture Church of God.

Betty had several years of higher education including, but not limited to, 6 years of piano, organ, music theory & composition, Language study, 4 years of English, Drama, and Literature & Creative Writing. Betty was a teacher of theology and Bible doctrines, lecturer, and composer of Gospel songs. She wrote both the music and the words for her songs. Betty was involved in the publication of a women's magazine entitled "Her". Not only did Betty write music, she also was a performer, appearing as an organist and gospel soloist on the radio and often sang and recited for religious and other gatherings as well as at nursing homes, hospitals, weddings, and funerals. Betty also belonged to the Amateur Organists Association International, National Thespian Society, Troupe 151, International Platform Association, Smithsonian Associates and the Quill Club.

It is so very apparent that Betty Ruth Ingersoll was highly intelligent and used it to its fullest extent. She was a loving mother, a caring wife, and a devoted artist. It is important that she be recognized for all of her life's accomplishments equally. She had so much love in her heart and she expressed it in a plethora of ways.