Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Melinda Luise Herzog

May 31, 1954January 3, 2020

Melinda Luise Herzog, age 65, died on Friday, January 3, 2020, in Newton, North Carolina. She was born on May 31, 1954 in Houston, Texas to Howard and Florence (Alder) Herzog and was the youngest of three daughters.

Melinda earned a BA from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a Master’s degree in museum management from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Her professional career took her to Huntsville, Alabama; Baylor University in Texas; Rutgers University in New Jersey; Manassas, Virginia and Conover, North Carolina. She was accomplished in various forms of needlework and enjoyed reading and researching her ancestors. She was devoted to her several dogs.

Those family members left to cherish her memory include her sisters, Barbara Earman and Susan Herzog Zilinskas; and her nieces Amanda Fagg, Abigail Clautice, Huntly Klimchalk, Amy Klavohn and Abigail Meads.

Melinda's family expresses profound gratitude to those devoted friends who generously gave care and affection to Melinda as her health declined. They would especially like to thank Adele Roseman, JoAnn Harper, Judy Bailey and Terri Duckett.

No services are planned. Condolences may be made to Amanda Fagg, 2321 N Blue Mesa Dr. Fayetteville, AR 72703, or to the Herzog family at www.drumfh-conover.com. Memorials may be given in her name to a charity of your choice.

The Herzog family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


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Ryan Finnelly

January 17, 2020

All of us at Trinity University would like to convey our sincere condolences on the loss of Melinda Herzog. We are proud of our alumna and her contributions, and remain grateful for being a part of her journey. Please know we are thinking of your family during this difficult time.


Ryan Finnelly, Senior Director for Alumni Relations
Trinity University

Allison G

January 8, 2020

I worked for Melinda for a few years when she served as the director of the Catawba County Historical Association. She was incredibly intelligent, creative, passionate, and always quick to share her expertise. I will forever be grateful for the chance she took on me (hiring me as a young graduate student/intern) and the faith she had in me early on in my museum career. My condolences to her friends and family.