Joyce Asay Case

Joyce Asay Case was born to Elizabeth Godwin-Austen Martin and Forrest B. Martin in Powell on July 13, 1932.

She grew up in Powell, a loving, intelligent and fun person.

After graduation from high school in 1949 she went to business school in Billings after which she went to work for an oil company as a personal secretary.

In 1952 she married George Thomas Asay and they moved to Lovell, where Tom farmed with his father John.

Joyce and Tom had four children: Cynthia Ann Kaelberer (Robert), Thomas Martin (Robin), Mitchel Louis (deceased) and William Clay (Gina).

In 1961 they moved to Rosebud, Mont., and farmed there until moving to the Forsyth area to continue farming. Joyce went to work at the hospital in Forsyth and eventually became the administrator until her retirement and then worked as a nursing home consultant for the state of Montana.

Joyce and Tom moved to Cody in 2005 where Joyce enjoyed making dance costumes for “The Nutcracker,” working in The Dance Store and spending time with family and friends.

They had 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews that were always enjoyed and counted as a blessing.

After Tom’s death, while working on a class reunion, Joyce became reacquainted with her high school sweetheart John Case and they married in 2009.

Joyce died peacefully in Cody on June 14, 2019.

Funeral services for Joyce will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Forsyth, Mont., on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 11 a.m. 

An online guestbook is available at

Memorials given in honor of Joyce may be given to: The Bob Kaelberer Dance Scholarship Fund, c/o Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre, 2613 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY, 82414.

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