Published in The Washington Post on March 14, 2010
Born May 18, 1931 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the late
William and Elsa Beeken. A long-time resident of
Georgetown, she attended school in the District of Columbia
and graduated from Western High School in 1949 where
she earned a "W" for her athletic accomplishments in several
During the "40s and early "50s, Ingrid was often to be found
on local tennis courts when not working as a preschool
teacher for the D.C. Recreation Department. She loved music- especially from the "Big
Band Era"- and was a self-taught sight-singer, singing with a professional group for
Ingrid was a member of St. John''s Church in Georgetown and sang in the Choir for about
30 years. She began a second career as a homemaker in 1955 spending many hours
with her daughters and supporting their activity in the Girl Scouts.
The family moved to Virginia in 1970 where Ingrid continued to be an avid gardener,
regularly collecting seed "for next year".
Ingrid is survived by her husband of 55 years, Arthur, daughters Suzanne Hulse (William)
and Christine Welch (Tom Yborra), granddaughter Victoria Welch, step-granddaughter
Molly Yborra, sister Karin Reynolds, and brother Frederick Beeken. She was
predeceased by her brother Anders Beeken.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, March 20 at 11 a.m. at St. John''s Episcopal
Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St., N.W.
Internment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave,
Annapolis, MD 21403, the USO, Box 96860, Washington DC 20077, or a charity of your