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Betty (Mrs. S. F. "Smoky") Cross, age 88, of Faribault died on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her home.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Saturday for one half hour prior to the services.

Betty, the daughter of Rudolph and Myrtle (Shipstad) Glor was born July 30, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She lived in Nerstrand, MN from 1934 to 1944, until she married S.F. "Smoky" Cross in Jamestown, ND. They lived in North Carolina while Smoky was in the service before returning to Faribault in 1945. Betty worked at Faribault Woolen Mills from 1954 to 1959, then at the Braille and Deaf Schools until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Faribault and the Lutheran Ladies Auxiliary. Betty loved to play cards, garden and can, fish and crochet. She and Smoky loved to fly in his private plane and she was very proud of her "pinch hitter" course for landing airplanes.

She is survived by her husband, S.F. "Smoky"; children, Betty "Skip" (Tom) Voge of Nerstrand, Bob (Shermayne) Cross and Terry (Pat) Cross both of Faribault; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Sewell of Palm Springs, CA, and Mary Alice Boudreau; brother, Curtis (JoAnne) Glor, both of Faribault; and sister in law, Joy Glor of Rosemount.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard, Clifford and Lawrence Glor.

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Name: Vicki Pirkl
Email: jvpirkl@charter.net
Date: Thursday February 21, 2013


I worked with Betty at the Blind and Deaf school's kitchens. Betty was a joy to work with. My sympathy to Smoky and the family.

Name: Jean & Roger Hoppe
Email: jhoppe@hickorytech.net
Date: Tuesday February 19, 2013


My sympathy to all the family, I remember Betty and Smokey from many years ago when I lived in Faribault and Skip and Mayne and I were raising our families. You will miss her, but you will always remember her with love and smiles. God bless you. Jean and Roger

Name: Ryan Condon
Email: tom_sheila_ryan@charter.net
Date: Monday February 18, 2013


I am so honored to have met Mr. and Mrs. Cross last spring. I took away lessons from meeting with them as representatives of what has been called America's greatest generation that will last a lifetime. Their generosity was impeccable. I will not be able to attend the funeral on Saturday, but please know that my spirit and prayers will be with your family. God Bless.

Name: John and Rosemary Dyer
Email: johnandrosemarydyer@hotmail.co.uk
Date: Monday February 18, 2013


we are very sorry we did not get to meet you as skip told us that one day she would like to have brought you here to england to visit, and iam so sorry that you did not make it, as i know we would have loved you just as much as we do your wonderfull skip, god bless you, rest in peace, when skip come to england next time iam sure you will be here with us, god bless skip tom smokey todd jayne bear and brenda and the rest of the family love Rose and John xx

Name: Skip Voge
Email: bandit@gofast.am
Date: Sunday February 17, 2013


My mom was a special lady who will be missed by me and my family. I always enjoyed calling her every morning with her "morning wake-up call" where ever I was (even from England). Rest in peace now mom.