Steve Cross, 63, of Billings, passed away suddenly on Nov. 25, 2008.
The son of Malvin and Mary Margaret McKerlich Cross, Steve was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Forsyth. Steve has been a resident of Billings for over 40 years. He was known for his giving heart and generous spirit. He used his business throughout the years to provide and care for people in need and he will be greatly missed.
He leaves behind his loving wife Christine; and his four children, Jay, Brandon, Miriam and April, whom he adored. He also leaves his mother, Mary Margaret Cross; brothers, Bruce of Moorcroft, Wyo., Russell of Ninilchilc, Alaska, Donnie and Linny of Arvada, Wyo., Bob of Billings, Larry and Jerilyn of Gillette, Wyo., and Evan and Sandy of Pine Haven, Wyo., and sisters Laura and Les Seward of Billings, Ginny Rightmier of Roundup, and Vicki and Don Hugart of Crawford, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Malvin, brothers Ken and David and nephews Randy and Santos.
Steve lived his life to the fullest and was always there to greet you with a big smile and bright blue eyes. The best you can say about him is he loved the Lord, he loved his family, and he couldn't have been a better person.
My beloved husband Steve, you are and always will be the love of my life and our children's lives. You were truly a saint who helped so many people in so many ways.
You were a superb businessman who would run the business out of your heart and not always to business protocol. God blessed you always because of your outrageous giving and love to customers and others.
We'll all miss your big smile with the bright blue eyes. We definitely won't forget what always came out of your mouth when asked "how are you" - and the response was always - Te-er-r-r-if-i-c! You were always so upbeat and positive! We'll miss your beautiful tender heart and your uninhibited love for God.
You worked so hard on this earth with just a few breaks in your big black recliner to watch Fox News and the Reba sitcom. You would stop everything for the needs of your wife, the children (kids), the dogs, the cats, and horses - everything that we needed. We were so blessed and you loved us so much.
We miss and treasure you so much. We'll "see you at the top!"
I miss you so much. I just want to say goodby. I will right you every year on your Bday, on Nov 5th, on Nov 25 & on father's day.
I love you, April.
I hope you like it up there.
I love you and will miss you so much! You took everyone in, even if it seemed like they didn't deserve it. You were by far the most generous, kind-hearted man I will ever know. You taught us to be strong, and treat others with compassion, and now you get to be with the one you always loved more than anything, God.
Thank you for everything, Daddy. We love you! Miriam.
Dear Daddy, You were the best dad anyone could have. You were kind, loving and helped anyone no matter what, including me. You loved us and worked countless hours for us. What you have done, you took me in and loved me and taught me everything I know and I will carry you with me everywhere I go.
Dad, I miss you so much already and feel lost but I know having you by my side and in my heart I will succeed.
I miss you and love you, DAD, and like you would say to me, I would like to say to you, God bless you Daddyo.
I love you Dad. You are my #1 Dad.
Visitation will be 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Freedom Church, 550 32nd St. W. (formerly First Assembly Life Center), with interment at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park.
Remembrances may be shared with the family by visiting www.michelottisawyers.com.