Sybil “Joyce” Pabst
Sybil “Joyce” Pabst, age 81, joined her husband in heaven the morning of November 19, 2022. Joyce went to heaven on her terms (like she did all things in life), she decided that today was going to be the day and that was it, she was resting and passed away (more than likely with a soap opera on the ‘ol boob-tube’). Stubborn some might have called it but we know Grandma Joyce’s attitude as “strong-willed” like most Pabst family members. Her angel wings are guaranteed to be taller than she is – pushing the heck out of 5 foot flat, and her halo will glow brighter than most. Grandma Joyce was a daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and one of the hardest working, big hearted with a side of tough-love, best homemade bun making, card shark Grandmas you will ever find.
She was born on June 19, 1941, in Gillette, Wyoming to join her wonderful parents Zina and Clyde Clements. Joyce was born and raised ‘Wyoming’ – helping in all aspects of ranching which taught her the importance of family, hard-work, and a love of animals. Joyce met the love her life (lets just say she was mid-teens as Grandma didn’t like to get into the details of just how ‘young’ she was back then) and her and John Pabst eloped in Lodge Grass, MT, on February 2, 1957. To this marriage 2 children were born, David and Carolyn. John and Joyce’s love stood the test of time in 63 years married; they taught everyone around them how beautiful and hard marriage can be, and the true work and love it takes to keep it going. In 2014, they were back in that the Lodge Grass area visiting their granddaughters ranch and tried to find the old church (unfortunately no longer there).
Grandma Joyce was best known for her love of the children in her lives. She spent the better part of her life telling everyone – especially her co-workers at Green-Tree Servicing and her friends at Jolly Lane Floral – about her kids, grandkids and her great-grands. John and Joyce made every place they lived and worked a home, together they owned and operated many businesses, enjoyed auctions and buying old John Deere tractors to restore back to life. We imagine now that they are joined back together in Heaven, they are getting ready to travel for the next heavenly John Deere tractor auction.
Joyce is survived by her two children: David (Gerry) Pabst, and Carolyn Scheler; brother-in-law, Larry (Connie) Pabst; sister-in-law, Nancy Pabst; six grandchildren, Krystle (Casey) Doud, Justine (William) Kougl, Tyler (Kelsey) Pabst, Jason Scheler, Joshua (Karl) Scheler, and Christina (George) Thomas; and ten great-grandchildren, Clancy, Nora, Cody, Maci, Calissa, Cadey, Clay, Ridge, Wren, and Aliviyah.
She is preceded in death by her lifetime love John Pabst, great-granddaughter, Quinn Marie Kougl who we know are meeting her with a hug and will be ready to go ride the trails in the side-by-side in heaven above; her mother and father; her sister-in-law, Mag; and her son-in-law, Michael Scheler.
The Pabst family welcomes you to celebrate Joyce Pabst during this Holiday season through locating an Angel Tree nearest you and helping another family through the Holidays in her honor. A family celebration of Joyce’s life will commence in the summer 2023 at the Buffalo, WY cemetery where she and John will join together once and for all.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.kinkadefunerals.com.