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Ingrid Taryl Hendrix passed away in Oklahoma City on Friday February 24, 2017, after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at the First Methodist Church in Stillwater on Saturday, March 4 at 2:30pm. Burial service will be in Marshall, Oklahoma to be announced at a later date. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Born in Princeton, New Jersey on October 27, 1969, she spent most of her childhood in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and graduated with honors from Stillwater High School in 1987. That summer she began to pursue her interest in fashion at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Following that, she attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas earning a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and graduated with honors. She then attended Oklahoma State University, earning another Bachelor of Science in Ceramics. Making ceramic sculpture became her lifelong passion. Subsequently, she attended the University of Kansas where she earned a Master of Fine Arts, specializing in ceramics. Her MFA exhibition attained national attention in an article in American Craft.

After graduation, she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she continued her love of fashion with a career in the retail clothing industry, as the Northwest Regional Manager of over five retail stores for American Apparel and at the Red Light Clothing Exchange. She continued to produce her enigmatic ceramic pieces, and participated in many group exhibitions at galleries and art centers in the Portland Oregon area. In addition, her sculptures have been recognized nationally in publications including, 500 Figures in Clay, in Ceramics Monthly, and in Confrontational Ceramics, reaffirming the quality of her work. She moved back to Stillwater in 2014 where she continued to take part in the art community.

Among her immediate family members, she is survived by her mother, Lou Phillips Salyer of Stillwater, her father, Lewellyn Hendrix of Makanda, Illinois, and brother, Josh Hendrix of Stillwater. Other surviving relatives include uncles Dr. Robert Phillips and wife Vicki, Bill Phillips, Sidney Hendrix and wife Mary, Maurice Hendrix and wife Georgia, and Bob Hendrix and wife Karen. Additionally, Ingrid is survived by numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Ingrid made lifelong friends everywhere she went. She was close with her childhood friend, Courtney Lynn Kelly, Stillwater school friends, Amy Ussery, Tamara Mertz Penn, Gay Greer, and many others. She also remained close to Baylor University friend, Christine Berry now of New York City, as well as close friends Kendra & Tacee Lamb (sisters) made in her years in Portland, Oregon. The special person in her life was her OSU college friend Blake Barker, of Oklahoma City, who stayed in touch with her over many years. Their relationship grew closer more recently, and he held a very significant place in her life until the end.

Ingrid was also a lover of animals and especially dogs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Stillwater. We love and miss you.

Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com
Published on February 28, 2017
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