Joyce Sharon Greenwald


(Nov. 11, 2008)

Joyce Sharon Greenwald, of Powell, died peacefully in her home on Nov. 11.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1935, to Sam and Leah (Steinmetz) Hert in Hardin, Mont. She was very close to her family, especially her father. While she was attending Hardin High School, she met her future husband Robert C. Greenwald. They were married on Feb. 5, 1952 in Billings and were partners for 56 years. After living in various towns throughout Montana and Wyoming, they settled in Powell in 1969 with their four children Gary, Gail, Janet, and Leah.

Joyce was a quick-witted woman with a spirited sense of humor. She loved music and dancing — whether she was playing the accordion, listening to Elvis Presley, or dancing with her children when they were young. She enjoyed gardening and flowers, and she loved to sit down to a great book. She was an avid football pool player and her picks won on several occasions. Her family was very important to her and she found great enjoyment in her grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jim Hert, and her sister Dorothy Althoff.

She is survived by her husband Robert of Powell; brother Tom (Jo) Hert of Snoquamie, Wash.; sister-in-law Gloria Hert of Billings; son Gary (Jeanne) Greenwald of Powell; daughters Gail (Bill) Fisher of Hardin, Janet (Keven) Bentz of Billings, and Leah (Bill) Gullion of Powell. Her seven grandchildren and their spouses are Trevor Greenwald (Pinedale), Kari and Brodie Cooney (Missoula), Trisha and Jamison Ziegler (Pinedale), Trent and Kristin Greenwald (Powell), Michelle Wirth (Seattle), Austin Bentz (Billings) and Nick Bentz (Billings). Her seven great-grandchildren are Kade Ziegler, Maria Bentz, Lauryn Greenwald, Konner Ziegler, Aiden Greenwald, Kieran Cooney, and Kaylen Greenwald.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home with interment at the Crown Hill Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Trevor Greenwald, Trent Greenwald, Austin Bentz, Nick Bentz, Jamison Ziegler, and Brodie Cooney. Honorary pall bearers are Keven Bentz, Bill Gullion, and Bill Fisher.