Joan Audine Berryman Ingram

Joan Audine Berryman Ingram

Oct. 27, 1937 – March 10, 2019

Joan Audine Berryman Ingram, age 81, died peacefully in Homer on March 10, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Joan was born in Palo Alto, California to Col. Waldo and Audine Martin Berryman. She and her sister Sally Mauldin and brother Jon Berryman toured the world as an Army family. She met her future husband in Childersberg, Alabama. Joannie and Buddy were married at the famed chapel at the US Naval Academy during June week where Buddy graduated as a commissioned officer in the US Navy. Joan was a loyal, committed and dutiful naval officer’s wife and mother. Upon Buddy’s retirement, the family loaded up and drove the AlCan to their final destination in Homer, Alaska.

Joan earned her bachelor’s degree in Music at UAA while she was in her ’50s. She went on to teach piano and violin in her home. She was constantly working on her own talents as an accomplished pianist with her teacher and mentor Joel Pietsch of Harbor School of Music. She delighted to perform and publish a Christmas CD every year, and made sure that all of her family and friends received copies.

She also enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends at the Senior Center. Joan had a full and meaningful life right up until her final days.

Joan was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband Forney Hurst Ingram Jr, “Captain Buddy.”

Joan is survived by her children, Virginia Audine Ingram, Berenice Isabel Halpin and her husband Mark, and Forney Hurst Ingram III and his wife Michelle; and grandchildren, Javan Halpin and his fiancee Jenn Poland, Kirsten Halpin, Ben Lyons and his wife Eva, Tara Ingram and her fiance Justin Boon, Forney Ingram IV, “Budd,” and Dawson Ingram.

A local gathering of family and friends to celebrate Joan’s life will be held Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Quarter Deck of Lands End Resort. Please come with your favorite Joannie story to share. Her final resting place will be at Fort Richardson National Cemetery with the love of her life, Buddy Ingram. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on May 28.