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Dr. Ingeborg McCoy

March 30, 1931 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Dr. Ingeborg McCoy Obituary

Dr. Ingeborg McCoy died peacefully Sunday morning, March 3, 2024, at the Foley Center with her daughter Patti

and favorite floor and hospice caregivers at her side. A native of Menden, Germany, Inge came to

the United States following her marriage to Master Sgt. Clyde William McCoy, a career soldier

in the United States Army. Military life included time in Japan and the Presidio in San Francisco.

After moving to Texas, Inge studied at the University of Texas, receiving her PhD in German.

Inge taught foreign languages and linguistics at Texas State University for twenty-eight years,

retiring with the distinction of Professor Emeritus in 1998. She also obtained a Doctorate of

Homeopathy, engaging her inquiring mind and love of holistic healing and healthy living. After

retirement, Inge moved to Boone, where her daughter and her only grandson, Ryan, resided. She

loved going to Ryan’s soccer and other sports games, including many chilly spring baseball

games at Watauga High School.


Inge had many passions, including a love of classical music, playing the piano, bird watching,

visiting the Blowing Rock Community Library, and working out at Westglow Spa, where she

was a most enthusiastic member. She so loved the annual Turner Family trips to Sunset Beach

where she swam in the ocean and built sandcastles with her grandson. She also loved beating her

family at Scrabble! Her little cottage in the woods in Yonahlossee brought her much joy, peace,

and contentment in her later years.


Sadly, her two sons, Michael and Clyde, Jr McCoy (Mac), predeceased her. She is survived by Mike’s

daughter, Lauren (and mother Leigh Ann), and Mac’s daughter, Jodi Lynn (and mother Tish),

along with her daughter Patti Turner, son-in-law John, grandson Ryan and wife, Katie and their sweet

baby girl, Charlotte, (Inge’s great granddaughter).


After her health declined, Inge spent her final 27 months residing at the Foley Center in Blowing

Rock. The family would like to thank the caregivers and nurses of Amorem Hospice and the

Foley Center for their tender care and kindness given to Inge in her final weeks. A private family

memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, family kindly request your consideration of a donation to:

Amorem Hospice Care

902 Kirkwood Street

Lenoir, NC 28645

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