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Joyce Loucks Lodge

  • Birth 18 Jan 1918 Redstone, Sheridan County, Montana, USA
  • Death 10 May 2006
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 14271976

Joyce Lodge, 88, died of natural causes Wednesday, May 10, 2006, with her family by her side.

She was born on the family farm on Jan. 18, 1918, north of Redstone. She was the fourth of six children born to Harry and Mae Loucks.

Joyce was the valedic-torian of Redstone High School in 1935. She graduated two years later from Eastern Montana College in Billings with a lifetime certificate in teaching. She taught in rural schools in northeastern Montana for several years.

In 1945, she married Bun Lodge in Scobey. After stops in Malta and Dodson, Bun and Joyce settled in Dillon in 1955, where they raised their family. Joyce taught kindergarten for 20 years at Mary Innes School in Dillon. She retired in 1978 after a 30-year career in teaching. She was a lifetime member of Eastern Star.

Joyce liked to golf, bowl, play cards, and she liked to win. She loved her family and thoroughly enjoyed following her children through all of their activities. Joyce loved to picnic at Birch Creek.

The Presbyterian Church was her home. She lived a faith-filled life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bun; brothers, Harry and Homer; and sister, Ruth.

She is survived by her brothers, Phil (June) and Roger; sister-in-law, Mary Louise; son, Jim (Vicky) and their daughters, Kari, Kira, and Kaylee; daughter, Carol (Larry Skiles); son, Russ ( Micki ) and their children, Shanna and Ben; and six great-grandchildren.

Joyce's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in First Presbyterian Church, with luncheon to follow. Memorials: Dillon Elementary Education Foundation, 225 E. Reeder St., Dillon.

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Published in The Montana Standard on 5/12/2006.

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