IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Richard Alvin Cross
July 27, 1928 — December 31, 2019
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 12:00 noon
Mountain View Cemetery
1411 W. Belmont, Fresno, California
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
5025 W. Ashlan, Fresno, California
Wife: Eva Cross
Wife: Lenore Cross (deceased)
Daughter: Linda Lenore Cross (deceased)
Son: R. Douglas Cross
Daughter: Susan Wilson
Daughter: Rebecca Cooley
Son: Robert Cross (deceased)
Son: Gary Hixon (deceased)
Daughter: Vickie K. Pyle
Great Grandchildren: 44
Sister: Gladys Sanders (deceased)
Sister: Ruth Cooper (deceased)
Sister: Marcelle Elizabeth Rucker
Brother: Fred Harrison Cross (deceased)
Brother: William Thomas Cross (deceased)
Brother: Danny Paul Cross (deceased)
O MY FATHER
by Eliza R. Snow
O my Father, thou that dwellest
In the high and glorious place,
When shall I regain thy presence
And again behold thy face?
In thy holy habitation,
Did my spirit once reside?
In my first primeval childhood,
Was I nurtured near thy side?
For a wise and glorious purpose
Thou has placed me here on earth
And withheld the recollection
Of my former friends and birth;
Yet oft times a secret something
Whispered, “You’re a stranger here,”
And I felt that I had wandered
From a more exalted sphere.
I had learned to call thee Father,
Thru thy Spirit from on high,
But, until the key of knowledge
Was restored, I knew not why.
In the heav’ns are parents single?
No, the thought makes reason stare!
Truth is reason; truth eternal
Tells me I’ve a mother there.
When I leave this frail existence,
When I lay this mortal by,
Father, Mother, may I meet you
In your royal courts on high?
Then, at length, when I’ve completed
All you sent me forth to do,
With your mutual approbation
Let me come and dwell with you.
“May God touch you
with His healing hand
and give you the peace and comfort
you need to get through.”