Jennie McIntyre (Ingersoll)


Jennie (Jan) McIntyre (Ingersoll) died peacefully on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 96 years of age. Her love of the South Sound area was evident with homes in Three Tree Point, Burien, and Des Moines.  Jennie was born on August 27, 1924 to Golda Belle Sheridan and Gomer Reece Curtis in Sugar City, CO. She was the youngest of three daughters – her sisters, Margarite and Olive, having predeceased her.


Throughout her school years she shined, as a majorette, cheerleader, band and glee club member, and an award-winning public speaker.  She graduated from Ordway High School and continued college studies for an additional 3 years.  In 1945 she met and married Rex Ingersoll.  They had three children.  In 1973 she began work for the Boeing Co. as a drafter, continuing until she was sixty-two. Rex died unexpectedly in 1975. 


She remarried 11 years later, in 1986, to Howard McIntyre.  With Howard’s death in 1999 she moved to a home in Huntington Park where she continued to have a vibrant and busy life. She is survived by her children, Barbara Alderson/Bill, Mary Beth Ingersoll, Michael Ingersoll/Rod Hammer, and grandson Chris Alderson/Amy plus great grandchildren. From 1958 on, Jennie was involved with Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, volunteering in several leadership capacities. The family will be having a private memorial service.