Ina Claire McCoy

May 4, 1937March 12, 2019

Ina Claire McCoy 5/4/1937 – 3/12/2019 After a courageous and faith-filled battle with aggressive cancer, Ina passed peacefully into life eternal on the morning of March 12th surrounded by her loving family. Ina Claire (Severson) McCoy was born May 4, 1937 in Bottineau, ND to Palmer and Lela Severson. In the early 1940’s the family moved to Portland, OR. In the 8th grade, she started “dating” an upperclassman named Bill. They continued dating until and through his years at University of Oregon, marrying on September 7, 1957. This September, they would have celebrated 62 years of marriage! Ina worked many years as a medical receptionist for an ophthalmologist, but her very favorite career was being a grandma – to everyone! She loved all things family, socializing with friends and taking “field trips” anywhere anyone wanted to go. She was an active member of Advent Lutheran Church, serving on the Altar Guild, participating in the Women’s Group and Bible Studies. She volunteered at Mercy San Juan Hospital for many years. Ina is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Avis. She is survived by her husband, William; children Steven (Kellie), Susan (Scott) and Nancy (David); grandchildren Stephanie, Christina, Rachael, Austin, McKinsey, Tucker, Evan, Dylan and Maddie; and great-grandchildren Lillian, Collins, Keegan, Sadie, Ford, McCoy and Scottie.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Ina may be given to Advent Lutheran Church, 5901 San Juan Ave., Citrus Heights, CA 95610.

A Memorial Service for Ina will occur Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Advent Lutheran Church, 5901 San Juan Avenue, Citrus Heights, California 95621.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ina Claire McCoy

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