January 1, 1800 - June 10, 2017
Joyce C. Wood, 88, Dallas TX
Passed away Saturday June 10, 2017 at her home, surrounded by family.
Joyce was born in Vernon Texas to Clarence and Inez Cross. Joyce was married to Lt. Col. William Wood, USAF Retired (Woody) and they lived in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Okinawa, North Carolina and Nebraska where they were, of course Nebraska Football fans. GBR! Joyce and “Woody” were also proud and honored members of the Omaha Royals Lancers for many years and enjoyed attending KC Royals spring training in Florida.
Joyce graduated from Electra High School in Texas and attended Bellevue University in Nebraska. She worked in many different jobs during her life as a Military Wife but she was most proud of her time as Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer for the Bank of Nebraska, where she always worked on behalf of the underdog.
Joyce was an avid reader, gardener, cat lover and bird watcher. Her wonderful home cooking is remembered fondly by her family. Her impeccable taste was admired by all – Joyce always had her hair done, her nails painted and lipstick on! She was generous to a fault and loved to send small gifts to her Great Grandchildren. She will be missed by all of us.
Joyce is survived by her Children: Kathleen Rose (Thomas), Stuart Wood (Elena), William Wood (Deborah), and Julia Sawtell (Stephen Jr.)
Grandchildren: Erin Dunham, Allison Norris, Miranda Armie, Christopher Wood and Kathleen Sawtell
Great Grandchildren: Eleanor and Alice Armie
Joyce was predeceased by her husband William Wood and brother Jerry Cross.
Private burial will be in Bellevue Nebraska
Memorials in lieu of flowers to:
1702 Nicholas Street
Omaha NE 68102
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252