Joyce Rozene Cross was born Jan. 15, 1932, and passed away Oct. 6, 2017.
Joyce was born in Scottsbluff, and graduated from Sunflower High School in 1951. She worked as a telephone operator. In 1954, Joyce met Gene Buller, and the couple later married. She had three children-John, Janelle and Jodie. Joyce and Gene later divorced.
Joyce met Bill Cross in Minatare, a relationship that resulted in marriage. Bill preceded Joyce in death in 2015. Joyce loved to walk in the foothills and mountains of the Tobacco Root Mountain Range near Pony, Mont., where Bill worked as a ranch hand in the early 1980s. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who deeply enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She loved country music, dancing, going out to eat, attending rodeos with Bill, waterfalls, baking and singing with her family on holidays.
Joyce moved to Madison Valley Manor in Ennis, MT in 2017, where she spent her final days. She is loved by her family and will be truly missed. “We will all miss you grammie, love ya later.”
Joyce was survived by her children-John and wife Bonnie of Arkansas, Janelle and husband Dan of Nebraska, Jodie and husband Joel of Texas, and Tim and wife Suzanne of Ennis, Montana; brother, Dale Harsin; sister, Margaret Burkey; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special childhood friend, Helen McAdam of Casper, WY.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with her husband, Bill, Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Glen Harsin; brothers-Gary and Gerald; sister, Karen; grandson-in-law, Jason Sweet; and great-granddaughter, Jeneca Sweet.
Her memorial service will be Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 2:00 pm, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg.