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“Joan was my next door neighbor growing up in Pinckney. I loved both her and Ed. I remember the smell of his pipe. Her keen intuitive sense. Much...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Rachelle Evans (Tait) - Ann Arbor, MI

“All are welcome to attend a memorial service for Joan Croy on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00am. The service will be held at St. Charles Borromeo...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Kim Thompson - Tacoma, WA

“It saddened my soul to hear that Joan had passed away. She was one of the first people I knew at the Little Big Horn Associates conferences and I...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Ryland - Wickenburg, AZ

“We first met Joani at a Little Big Horn conference in1990, and have been friends ever since. We will miss her laughter. Our sincere condolences to...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Brian and Peggy Del Vecchio - VA

“Truly sorry to hear this very sad news. Joan and I had many conversations about General Custer and his life in Monroe. I will greatly miss our...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family and friends of Joan Croy, I had the pleasure of meeting Joan in 2015, my brother Lee introduced me to her. Her positive attitude, smile...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: rickie chambers - hayward, WI

“Joan was such a life changing individual. She encouraged me to write and so much more in life. I loved our phone calls and especially loved our...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Lee Chambers - Fort McMurray

8 of 9 | Posted by: MELISSA MAYES - Monroe, MI

“Joani was our spare & special "Mom" through many years. She encouraged us to develop our ranch near Little Bighorn Battlefield, to do historic tours...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sandy & Chip Watts - Garryowen, MT

Born in Detroit, Joan was the daughter of Darley and Isabell (Webster) Davis. She married the love of her life, John E. Croy, on September 9, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Howell. Sadly he preceded her in death October 26, 2014. Joan worked as a Realtor/Broker for many years. Joan had a strong interest in history and was very active with many historical organizations: Little Bighorn Associates, Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Associates, Custer Association of Great Britain, Friends of Custer Battlefield, Sawyer Homestead, Friends of Potter Cemetery, Legacy 200 Project, Civil War Associates, Civil War Roundtable-MCLS Library and Reference Center, Monroe County Historical Society and Gift Shop Manager for over 30 years and several sewing projects for 1812 and Civil War re-enactments making dresses, bonnets and shirts for many people.
Joan leaves to cherish her memory her son John (Helen) Croy of Portland, Oregon; three grandchildren: Tricia Croy, Kimberly (Charlie) Thompson and Ian Croy; as well as two great grandchildren: Gabriel Thompson and Lucy Thompson. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson Justin Dodson.
In accordance with Joan's wishes, cremation arrangements have taken place.