Joyce Trobough, 72, passed away April 28, 2014, at her home after a day of gardening, baking and caring for her granddaughter.
Joyce was born March 21, 1942, in Loup County to George and Luella (Sinner) Moninger. She and her six siblings were raised in the Sandhills where her family farmed. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1959.
After high school, Joyce moved to Omaha and began working for Mutual of Omaha. In 1961, she married James Trobough at St. Bernard Catholic Church. They went on to raise their six daughters in St. Bernard Parish.
Joyce was devoted to her family, working hard to provide a good home and educational opportunities for her children. After her childrenâ€™s needs were met, Joyce pursued her own dreams, obtaining her Registered Nursing degree at the age of 60. She continued caring for others as a full time nurse for the next 10 years.
She was a plain speaking woman who dedicated her life to the service of others. Joyce was constantly looking for ways to give to family, friends, and even to strangers. Joyce was active at Sacred Heart and St. Bernard Catholic Churches and Ignatian Associates at St. Johnâ€™s Parish. In 2012, she traveled to Uganda with Computers for Africa. She loved working in her yard, quilting, cooking and caring for her grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her six daughters and spouses, Katrina, Lorraine and Scott, Kristine and Keith, Suzanne and Antone, Jacqueline and Jay, and Jaimee and Mark. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren: Daniel, Makayla, Nicole, Emily, Grace, Raymond and Frida; and her siblings, Lois, Stanley, Norma, Doris, Keith and Orval; and her aunt, Betty Dunbar.
Memorial Mass was held Friday, May 2, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.