Ingrid M. Travis92, insurance worker, Silver Foxes co-founder

By on November 30, 2011

Ingrid M. Travis, 92, of Manheim, and formerly of Hartford and Avon, Conn., died peacefully Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at the Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim.

Born in Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Adolph and Anna Jansson Monson.

In her early years Ingrid worked in the office for Travelers Insurance in Hartford. She was the loving wife of William S. Travis, who died in 1978.

Ingrid was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Hartford, Conn., and served as a deacon and elder; she was also an affiliate member of Wayside Presbyterian Church in Landisville. Ingrid was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Connecticut. Her interests included: playing bridge, table tennis, flower arranging and gardening. She was a member of the Hartford Gardening Club and was the recipient of many gardening and flower awards. Ingrid was the co-founder of the Silver Foxes, a senior citizen dance troupe from Pleasant View Retirement Community that was known locally and performed and raised money for Alzheimer’s research and support. Ingrid and her family throughout their life loved to summer at Point O’ Woods Beach in South Lyme, Conn., and had many fond memories of that special part of the world.

Surviving are two daughters: Karen T., wife of Steve Pryplesh, of Ruther Glen, Va.; and Linnea T. Miller, of Annville, five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death is a brother: Thurston O. Monson.

Her memorial service was held at the Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim, on Nov. 30. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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