FERNDALE, Wash. — Paul S. Ingram, former two-term Ferndale City Council member and active community volunteer, has died at 79.
Ingram was born, educated, wed and raised a family in California before arriving in Ferndale in 2006. He immediately began volunteering with multiple groups and successfully ran for an elected seat on the Ferndale City Council. He was reelected for a second term 4 years later.
While a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, he was also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Ingram put these talents to use in preparing fundraising banquets and meals that received high praise while serving those in need in the community.
His list of volunteer efforts around the Ferndale area is long.
- Past President, Ferndale Kiwanis Club,
- Commander, Kulshan Post #154 American Legion
- Board Member / Executive Chef, Ferndale Community Meal
- Ferndale Dollars for Scholars board member and chef for their Annual Shrimp Dinner Fundraiser
- Volunteer Driver, Whatcom County Veterans Services
- Ferndale Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year 2008 & 2012
- Served as a volunteer Ferndale Police Senior Citizens on Patrol Enhancement (SCOPE) Officer
Ingram and his wife, Barbara, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019 by driving in their beloved 2014 Tesla Model S to a dinner cruise on the Columbia River, on to Ferndale, California and then back to Ferndale, Washington via Leavenworth, Washington.