Ingrid Marta Livieratos, 81, of Fayetteville, NC passed away
on September 26 surrounded by love. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 30 at Alden Waggoner Funeral Chapel in Boise. Remembrances
may be left for the family at www.aldenwaggoner.com.
Ingrid Marta Livieratos was born on September 23, 1937 in
Essen Germany to Emil Otto and Johanna Bungard, She had four older sisters and
three older brothers. Following her first birthday the Treaty of Munich was
signed. Soon Germany invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland beginning the start of
World War II. During the heavy bombing of Germany, many of the children were
sent to neural countries such as Austria and Switzerland. Ingrid ended up
spending the last years of the war with a doctor and his family in Switzerland.
During the war her mother passed away, and her father
remarried. Shortly before the end of war, her father passed away. The doctor in
Switzerland wanted to adopt Ingrid, however her Stepmother desired to reunite
the family once again in Germany. Following the war Ingrid was reunited with
her brothers and sisters. They moved to Rothenberg ob der Tauber, an ancient
walled city that escaped much of the bombing that had devastated Germany. At an
early age Ingrid worked at her family laundry business cleaning and folding
clothes. It was a very tough time, there was much rebuilding to do and not much
food. Ingrid would always remember the American soldiers that would hand out
candy and food to the children.
After school Ingrid moved to Munich to work as
Administrative Assistant at Singer Corp. It was in Munich where she met an
American service man, Orestis Livieratos. Orestis would see Ingrid in a club
that they both would go to, and he asked her out several times, however each
time Ingrid declined. Orestis was persistent and after informing Ingrid that he
was a Military Policeman assigned to "watch" over Elvis Presley who
was stationed in Munich at the time, and he would be able to arrange for her to
meet Elvis, she finally accepted his invitation. Ingrid got to meet Elvis and
after dating for a year and a half, Orestis and Ingrid were married.
Their son Ted was born in Munich and soon after Orestis
received orders for Ft. Devens Massachusetts where their second son Andrew was
born. After four years in Massachusetts, Ingrid and Orestis returned to Germany
for the next ten years. In 1976 Ingrid and Orestis moved to Toledo Ohio, where
Ingrid worked for Sears as a Sales Associate. After two years Ingrid started
working at a Bridal Store in the same Mall where she had worked for Sears. In
1980 they moved on last time to Fayetteville NC where Ingrid opened her own
Bridal and Formal Wear shop. Ingrid called her business Carolina Bridal. Not
only did Ingrid do weddings, she also designed outfits for pageants such as
Miss North Carolina, meanwhile Orestis had opened a Jewelry store in the Bridal
shop and it was known as 14 Karat and Company.
In 1998 her husband Orestis passed away, and Ingrid sold the
businesses and retired. Not one to stand still, Ingrid traveled the United
States and the world, with two special visits to the Holy Land. Ingrid was very
religious and would spend hours with scripture, Church, and God. She loved to
follow her beloved televangelists around the country. Ingrid always made
friends easily and whenever anyone would come over to her place, the God
Channel was always on the television.
Ingrid is survived by her son Ted, and Grandchildren Sean,
Rachel, Brittany, Kristen, and Courtney. She was preceded in death by her
parents, brothers and sisters, husband, and son Andrew.