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Inge E. Cox

Inge E. Cox

Inge E. Cox of Boise, Idaho passed away peacefully at the age of 80, on July 20, 2017. Inge was born on September 19, 1936 in the beautiful town of Bottenhorn, Germany. She was the second child born to Adolf and Anthony Schoneck.

Inge enjoyed telling stories of her many adventures as a child and an adult. One of her greatest adventures was marrying an American soldier, Herbert Cox and moving to the United States. To this union they were blessed with two children, Joe and Debbie Cox.  Inge and Herb later divorced and Inge started a new adventure as a single Mom.

In 1972 she bought her first house, became an American Citizen, wholeheartedly grabbed the opportunity to take training to become an LPN working at St Luke’s hospital. She was very determined to make a good life for her and her children. She was very frugal and resourceful allowing her to take her children to Germany five times.

Later in life she became a private nurse for several families during the night shift. This gave her the opportunity to pursue her favorite hobby which was crocheting blankets for family and friends. At this time she also became a Honorary Lifetime Member for St Luke’s Auxiliary. At the time of her passing she had donated 19,001 hours making blankets for the new born babies at St. Luke’s. It gave her much joy to think of these new babies wrapped in her love. She will be greatly missed by her family and neighborhood friends.


She is survived by her son Joe Cox (Teri) of Caldwell, daughter Debbie Hillestead of Arizona, four granddaughters, Makayla, April, Amber, Crystal and one great granddaughter Paisley, with another great- granddaughter on the way, and yes there is a blanket waiting to wrap her up in love.

Thanks Inge for all the love and time you put into covering us with your beautiful crochet blankets.

1 Comment

  • Erika Barker Posted August 1, 2017 5:34 pm

    Rest in PEACE my little friend. You will truly be missed by those who were so used to seeing you walking through the neighborhood. I will miss our long visits at your table, just sitting out front visiting on my Inge bench, or just sharing time together laughing, shopping, eating and discussing every day life. Thank you for the honor of you adopting me as your sister. You said that you were ready to go and you wanted to go help Jesus. May Jesus enjoy your sense of humor as much as I did. It is wonderful to know that you have now found rest. Always friends, Ronn and Erika Barker

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