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Joyce Oldenburg

January 6, 1949 — March 26, 2020

Joyce Ann Glisson (Moore) Oldenburg left this world on March 26th, 2020 to live eternity. with Jesus. Born January 6th, 1949 to William (P.G.) and Millie Glisson of Adrian, Michigan. Joyce graduated in 1967 from Madison High. She later married and had two sons; Clyde W. Moore and Douglas M. Moore. She and her sons moved to Gillette, Wyoming in 1978. Joyce started working for Exxon Coal, and later worked for Peabody Energy for 26 years. She was one of the first women to work as a coal miner in the Powder River Basin. Joyce enjoyed playing softball and racquetball in her younger years. She also loved to go watch her sons play sports. Making every game that she could. She loved to grow her own flowers and vegetables in her basement green room to plant in the spring. Joyce did ceramics and also had a business making jewelry after she retired. In 2004 Joyce married the love of her life, Steve Oldenburg. They joined families and attended children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s sporting events. Traveling from Minot, North Dakota to Fort Collins, Colorado to watch Clint and Lee play college football; to watching grandchildren play sports such as basketball, softball, and soccer from preschool to college age. Joyce was also able to watch her great grandson play basketball, football, and baseball. Joyce and Steve were able to travel the United States to watch NFL football games together. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. Waiting to be united with her loved ones left behind are: her husband Steve, her son Clyde and his children Elijah and Chloe Moore, her son Douglas (Wanda Moore) and his children Tyler, Madison, and Kenadee Moore; her son Lee (Sandra Oldenburg) and his children Landon and Lanye Oldenburg; her son Clint (Shawnna Oldenburg) and his children Cam and Cooper Oldenburg, and Joyce was blessed with four great children. Joyce had a generous heart that allowed her family to grow outside of the bounds of blood. Over the years, Joyce has adopted many people into her family and cared for them deeply. Joyce’s intentional hugs, infectious laughs, beautiful smile, and fun teasing will be missed deeply by friends and family. Please join us in celebration of this wonderful woman’s life on Monday March 30, 2020 from 2pm to 7pm for the viewing at Walker Funeral Home. To protect the health and safety of all, we will be limiting our visitation numbers to 10 people in the building at a time, as required by state and local authorities and the CDC. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available with the obituary on our website, The family only funeral on Tuesday March 31, 2020 that will be streamed online at Gillette Memorial Chapel and Walker Funeral Home Facebook page for friends and family who cannot attend in person. Graveside service is open to all, with respect to current health guidelines being followed, on Tuesday March 31st at 12:00 p.m. Check the funeral home website for the latest COVID-19 update. Memorials and condolences may be sent if care of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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