Ingeborg A. Moller


(Feb. 22, 2008)

Ingeborg A. Moller, 104, died at the West Park Long Term Care Center on Feb. 22. She had lived independently in her home on Upper Sage Creek until October, 2007.

Ingeborg was born Jan. 24, 1904, in Aabenraa, Denmark, to parents Peter and Mette Autzen. She was the fourth of six children, with two brothers and three sisters. “Inga” and Fred H. Moller Sr. were married on July 30, 1929, in Denmark.

Ingeborg immigrated to the United States in 1930 and settled in Cody, where Fred had previously established employment and acquaintances. She returned to her homeland only twice, in 1949 and 1980.

She spent her entire life working and living on farms in Denmark and around Cody. Her first and only experience living in town was when she moved into the long term care center at 103.

She was very proud of her Danish heritage and enjoyed telling her grandchildren about her memories and experiences from childhood. She continued to correspond with nieces and nephews in Denmark. Her family and friends will long remember her Danish cooking and special Christmas traditions. Visitors were welcome and she could always make the food stretch for whatever number that was seated around the dining room table.

She and Fred lived on Lower Sage Creek before they bought their farm on Upper Sage Creek in 1943. They were lifelong members of the Sage Creek Community Club, where they enjoyed many dances, potluck suppers and card games and taught their four kids to dance and appreciate rural life.

She was also a lifelong member of the Cody Methodist Church, a member of the Sage Creek Women’s Club since 1941, and remained active in Cody Senior Citizens Inc., where she enjoyed playing pinochle with her friends. Even as her hearing and eyesight decreased, pinochle remained a way she could participate in an activity, think and stay mentally sharp. Her other hobbies included gardening, flowers, cooking and handwork, including crocheting doilies and afghans.

She is survived by sons Pete (Lois) Moller and Fred (Joan) Moller Jr., both of Cody; daughter Helen (Paul) Custer of Powell; son-in-law James McWilliam of Cody; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred in September, 1978; her daughter Esther McWilliam in May, 2007; her grandson Keith Moller in February, 1973; and all her brothers and sisters in Denmark.

Funeral services for Mrs. Moller are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Moller’s family suggests memorial contributions to charitable organizations of your choice.