Ingrid Gould

Obituary of Ingrid Elisabeth Gould

Ingrid Gould died on Saturday, July 25 at Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls, Idaho. Ingrid was born on March 7, 1939 in Lueneburg, Germany to William and Elisabeth Doellefeld. The family immigrated to America in 1950, settling in Tacoma, Washington, where she received her education and met her future husband, Kendrick Alton Gould. They were married on September 16, 1960 in Tacoma. To this union were born two sons, Paul Kendrick and Mark Alton. Ingrid worked as a stay-at-home mom for 10 years following the birth of her children. Because of Kendrick’s career as a military chaplain and pastor, the family made moves to Washington, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Missouri, Montana, and Idaho. Ingrid and the boys adapted well to each home and she enjoyed forming new friendships. Decorating and entertaining gave Ingrid great pleasure. Cooking and baking were a joy for her and in 1983 she published her own cookbook. Ingrid returned to work in her profession as a medical transcriptionist until she retired at age 62. Retirement became another fun time of life for her as she pursued new interests. Ingrid loved the Lord with all her heart. She happily supported her husband in his roles as a military chaplain and as a civilian pastor. She looked forward to church functions and enjoyed working with children and women’s groups. Ingrid also had a great love for her own children and grandchildren and enjoyed being with them whenever possible. Ingrid will be remembered as someone who greatly enjoyed animals, especially rabbits. For a time, she had pet rabbits and she decorated each room in her home with a variety of toy, stuffed rabbits. In 2000, Ingrid and Kendrick celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by taking an extended trip to Europe, visiting Germany, France, Lichtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland. Highlights of the trip for her included tracing the footsteps of Martin Luther and attending the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. Ingrid is survived by her husband Kendrick, of Twin Falls; son Paul Kendrick and his wife Lori, and their children, Addison and Matilda of Sewickley, Pennsylvania; and son Mark Alton, and his wife Lisa, of Lafayette, California. Also surviving are two brothers, Volkert (Walt) of Spokane, Washington and Joachim (Joe) of Post Falls, Idaho, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Due to the Covid-19 virus, the family will have a private gathering. Friends are encouraged to share their memories of Ingrid at
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