Linda Jean Ingison, age 73, of Madison, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on March16, 2021. Because family is spread around the country during this pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held on a later date.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, William Sr & Adeline Ingison, grandmother Belle Johnson, brothers James Ingison and William Ingison Jr. and sister-in-law Christa Ingison. Survived by brother Thomas Ingison, nieces Laura Ingison (Victor Silva), Sarah Ingison, Kathryn Ingison, nephew Daniel Ingison, and grandniece Jane Silva.
Linda was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 25, 1947. She grew up during the 50’s and 60’s with three brothers: Bill, Tom, and Jim.
Linda attended University of Colorado and obtained her PhD in Psychology in 1972. Linda's first job as a Psychologist was for the Wisconsin Research Development Center (72-76) focusing on children's concepts of learning and development. From there, she moved to Washington DC to continue research for the Compensatory Education Study (77). She continued working in research in other areas but in 1983 decided to obtain postdoctoral training in clinical psychology. This was completed at the University of South Carolina and her internship took place at the University of Arizona (85). Linda then returned to WI and called Madison home. She began working at UW and was one of the leading Psychologists with regards to CFS. Linda left the UW and began working at Fox Lake Correctional Institution (98-2016) and chose to simultaneously open a private practice in 1998 and then retired in 2017.
Throughout her life, Linda was an adventurous cook, a voracious reader, and an accomplished artist. She created many beautiful paintings that her family will treasure for years to come. True to her adventurous spirit, traveling the world was a great passion and over the years, she traveled extensively. Hawaii, Canada, the Caribbean, Italy, France, Guatemala, Mexico, and Norway. She even spent a month in Greece to take an intensive painting class. She certainly enjoyed life to the fullest!
Linda was generous and kind, humble, and incredibly authentic. She was fierce, feisty, and full of a great curiosity for life. If you spent any time with her, you were bound to laugh until you cried. That is one of the things we will miss the most - the sound of her beautiful, joyous laughter.
May she be surrounded with the peace and love of her family and friends in heaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Family will designate a charity that supports expanded access to the arts.