Published in the Houston Chronicle on 2 October 2005
LAURA MUNSON INGRAHAM, 91, died Wednesday, September 28, 2005. A fifth-generation Texan, Mrs. Ingraham was born to George P. and Louise Underwood Munson on December 13, 1913 in East Columbia, Texas during a record-breaking flood, with the doctor arriving by boat. After attending the University of Oklahoma and University of Houston, she taught at a one-room school, edited a small-town newspaper and was a legal secretary before marrying her boss and retiring from the business world. Mrs. Ingraham was preceded in death by her husband Judge Joe Ingraham, of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; three brothers, George P. Munson, Jr., Joseph U. Munson, and John H. Munson; and one sister, Catherine Munson Foster. She is survived by a brother, Robert M. Munson, and his wife, Jessica, of Angleton; a sister, Virginia Munson McGee, of Houston; a sister-in-law, Ruth Anna Munson of Bailey's Prairie; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staffs of University Place Retirement Center, where Mrs. Ingraham had resided for the past 16 years, and their nursing facility, where she spent her last months, for their many kindnesses to her. Memorial services will be held at three o'clock in the afternoon on the 5th of October 2005 in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston, followed by a reception in the Pavilion. Memorial contributions may be made to First Capitol Foundation, 138 South 13th, West Columbia, TX 77486, to be used in the preservation of the Ammon Underwood House.