Rev. Frederick (Fred) Taylor Ingold
Reverend Frederick (Fred) Taylor Ingold, 81, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, February, 29, 2012. Born June 20, 1930, on the campus of Sue Bennett College in London Kentucky to Frederick John Ingold and Mary Jane (Ferguson) Ingold. Fred grew up working on his father’s rural farm while attending school. After high school, he attended Capitol University and the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 1952. He then went on to Boston University, School of Theology, where he became friends with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There he met Pauline “Polly” Beck. After graduation in June 1955, he was assigned to Westwood Methodist Church in Cincinnati. He married Pauline Beck on September 10, 1955 at Thornton Heights Methodist Church in South Portland, Maine.
The couple moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in1955 where he served as assistant Pastor of Westwood Methodist Church. Later in1957, Fred and Polly moved to Denver where Fred served as Youth Minister at Park Hill Methodist Church. In 1960 -67 he was assigned as the pastor to Mountain View Methodist Church, Boulder, CO. In 1968 he and Polly served as missionaries with their four children in the Indonesian Methodist Church, Sumatra, Indonesia until 1972. While in Indonesia he served as a pastor and teacher in the Methodist Bible School.
He was also the Indonesian Conference Youth Director. During his furlough time he served on assignments with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). He studied Chinese Language and Culture at George Washington University in Washington DC also serving as Director of Layman Overseas Program of the National Council of Churches in DC. He also served as Missionary in Residence on the North Central District in Naperville, IL and was Secretary for Specialized Ministries Committee in New York City on the Board of Global Ministries.
Before returning to Indonesia in 1981, he attended the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO where he received his agricultural degree. He returned to Indonesia where he helped to develop the Rural Development Center which trained village pastors in agricultural methods involving World Vision. A grant from UMCOR made it possible for providing clean water projects in the villages. As a member of the Rotary Club in Indonesia he was able to contact Rotarians from Australia, Europe and the United States to serve on the Methodist Medical ship that provided dental and medical care to coastal area in Sumatra. Fred retired from the General Board of Global Ministries in 1993 after serving the Indonesia Methodist Church for 25 years.
Fred and Polly returned to their home in Estes Park, Colorado which they had purchased in 1965. Fred became active in the United Methodist Church, in the Methodist Men’s Club and Church choir. He was a member of the Lions Club, was Past President of the Friends of the Library and AARP, past Vice President of the Lions Club and past President of the Missions Commission of the United Methodist Church.
Fred is survived by his wife Polly of Estes Park, and their four children; Carolyn Rebecca, her husband Larry Haack and their two children Alina Haack Vermurlen and Tyler who live in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Frederick John and his wife Mitzi who live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Charlotte Mary and her daughter, Makayla who live in Lafayette, CO; and Christopher Lynn, married to Cindy with two children, Joshua and Cordelia who live in Denver, CO; his sister Margaret Force of Houston, TX and her daughter, Amy. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William.
Fred had a full life and had wonderful opportunities to visit and live with people whose cultures were enjoyed and shared. He had a deeper understanding of other faiths which only reinforced his Christian faith of sharing the liberating Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A funeral service will be held Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Estes Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ingold Indonesia Methodist Scholarship Fund (IIMSF) in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO, 80517. See www.allnutt.com to send a message to Fred’s family.