Cross, Roderick Ernest (August 29, 1963 - May, 1977)


Douglas Budget - May 19, 1977

Roderick Ernest Cross, 14, was born on August 29, 1963, at Douglas. He attended Douglas and Glenrock schools, and was residing in Glenrock at the time of his death.

Surviving him are his father, John Michael Cross; his mother Donna Louise Cross; his brother John Michael Cross, Jr. ; and his sister, Dawn Michelle Cross. Also his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ireton and his paternal grandmother Mrs. Mary Cross, all of Douglas.

Casketbearers were Pete Henson, Clay Brow, Lee Mckibben and Dan Cole, all of Douglas; and Dick Brannon of Midwest and Jim Brannon of Mullen, Nebraska.

A Rosary was said at the Stark-Lapham Funeral Home Chapel on Monday evening. A Requiem Mass was said by Father Charles Brady at St. James Catholic Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, with burial following at the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Memorials are being established for both victims; a baby fund has been set up at the First National Bank in Douglas for the widow of Paul Smith, who is expecting a child, and Rod Cross Memorial Fund donors may leave their contribution at the Stark-Lapham Funeral Home.


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