Formerly of Baker City, 1965-2019
Casey Ingalls, 54, formerly of Baker City, died Oct. 5, 2019, at his home in Boise.
A celebration of Casey’s life and memorial service will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT at the MaxGiving Center, 7225 W. Franklin Road in Boise, with a reception to follow.
Charles Wayne “Casey” Ingalls was born on June 29, 1965, at Klamath Falls. He was raised and attended school at Red Bluff, California. Casey married Julia Lynn Boulton on Oct. 11, 1988, at Winnemucca, Nevada. They met in Madera, California, through mutual friends and they had three daughters together. They have lived in California, Nevada, Oregon and Idaho, most recently settling in Boise.
Casey’s favorite job was ECONO Heating & Air, where he worked for Nate Aldrich and Joe Profitt. He loved tattooing, building custom motorcycles, drawing, racing, mechanics, building, fixing, creating anything from scratch and music. Favorites included colors lime green and bright purple; his dog, Zoey; and the Raiders were his football team. “Jet cool” was a favorite saying. His family was the most important thing to him. He never knew a stranger and was kind to all.
Casey was an incredible man. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He could look at something once and build it. He taught himself so many skills such as how to drive tractors and semis, weld, tattoo, build custom bikes, gas pipe and so much more. His was known for his kindness and generosity; he was always willing to help anyone in need, from family members, neighbors or someone stranded on the side of the road. Mostly he was known for the love of his family and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Casey is survived by his wife of 37 years, Julie; his daughters, Brittney and her wife, Tiffany Profitt, of Meridian, Idaho, Bethanie Torres Martinez of Boise, and Brianna and her husband, Aaron Miller of Kuna, Idaho; his son, Joe, and his wife, Tia Profitt of Nampa, Idaho; his parents, Leanne Humphries of Meridian, Idaho, and Patty Nevitt of Las Vegas, Nevada; his brothers, Wesley and his wife, Diane Johnson, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Dustin and his wife, Shannon Herrmann, of Toledo, Oregon, Chad Ingalls of Burney, California, and Junior Nevitt of Las Vegas, Nevada; his sisters, Theresa Shockey of Klamath Falls and Jennifer Herrmann of Wallowa; his grandchildren, Ayana Torres Martinez, Landen Profitt, Juliana Torres Martinez, Jozelyn Torres Martinez, Gabriel Miller and Grayson Miller; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ingalls; his grandparents, Archie and Wanda Hayes; and his uncle, Allan Hayes.
The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made to www.tamispine
John B. Kempfer
Formerly of Baker City
John B. Kempfer, 83, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and formerly of Baker City, died Oct. 8, 2019.
Recitation of the rosary will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Baker City, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Father Suresh Kumar Telagani will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery after the service.
John Bernard Kempfer was born at Baker City to Charles and Margaret Kempfer. He grew up surrounded by many family members, whom he talked of fondly through the many stories he told of his upbringing. He was proud of his Belgium/Catholic heritage. His childhood included his dog, Pedro; becoming a brother to sister, Charlene; playing kick the can, participating in numerous pick up games of baseball, milking cows, feeding chickens and of course, family gatherings and church. Then there was his newspaper route, collecting metals during World War II, a part-time job at Basche-Sage Hardware, assembling LOTS of bikes for Christmas, and some time working in the lumber mill.
He attended St. Francis Academy for all but freshman year of high school, when he ventured to Baker High. He told many tales from those days, including learning Latin and theology, altar serving, and participating in lots of sports. He graduated in 1954 — and still has his letterman sweater — pins and all! He went on to attend Gonzaga University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1961.
John began his engineering career with the City of Baker working on multiple municipal projects. On his final visit to Baker in 2016, he pointed to his old office, and we drove down many streets he constructed and paved. Upon graduation from Gonzaga, he worked at the City of Los Angeles where he was proud to say he worked on the building of Dodger Stadium. He then moved on to other construction and engineering firms working on several residential projects. Thousands of people now live in housing developments he was a part of in both California and Colorado. He was hired by Mobil Land & Development in 1981 where he worked on the first project that he got to see from start to finish — Stonegate at Parker, Colorado. He retired in 1995.
While John played many sports in his life, baseball was his favorite. An avid fan, he also played, coached and managed teams at various times throughout his life. He talked of bus trips from town to town to play ball. He was part of the Senior Softball League in Aurora, Colorado, even winning a few state championships.
He is survived by his daughters, Linda Enloe (Don) and Patricia Kempfer (John Kilgore); his granddaughter, Christina Enloe; his sister, Charlene Gardner; also nieces, nephews, friends and teammates.
Mr. Kempfer was preceded in death by his son, John B. Kempfer Jr.; and his grandsons, Christopher and Christian.
Donations can be made in his name to Porter Hospice Residence, 5020 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80122.
To light a candle in memory of John, or to leave a condolence for his family, go to www.grayswestco.com