They moved to Albuquerque, NM, in 2006, to be near their daughter.
Lila served as a PTA officer in both Staten Island and Union Township, NJ, and was an honorary life member of the National Congress of PTA Associations.
After her high school graduation in 1940, she attended the University of Minnesota.
She lived in California from 1942-1945, working at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach during WWII.
The newlyweds moved to Stoneville, SD, where Bill worked for his father.
Then the young couple moved to work at the 2 Rivers Ranch before moving back to Stoneville.
She and Bob moved to Staten Island in 1947, where they raised their two children.
The couple moved to Milford, NJ, in 1972, and then back to Sturgis in 1985, when Bob retired.
He was the third of seven children in this Cross clan.She received a reward for serving 1800 hours with the RSVP.In Albuquerque, she coordinated donations by seniors of food, clothing, and school supplies to the Albuquerque Public Schools Title I Homeless Students project.This included a "Make a Difference Day" drive that was recognized by the national "Make a Difference Day" committee.Lila passed away on November 30, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM.
Bill started out working at Sturgis Livestock when he was in high school, as well as breaking and training horses, which he continued to do for his entire life-time.