Jocelyn (Joce) Baade of Lincoln, NE, passed away September 24, 2020, from lung cancer, with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. She was born March 14, 1945, in Oklahoma City, OK. Preceding Joce in death were her parents Maybelle and Samuel Dillow, her brother Dean Jacques Dillow and her sister Janet Dovel, Clifford Baade and James Young. Joce is survived by her son and wife Greg and Jodi Baade, her brothers Dana and Doyle Dillow, her sister Dian Wright and many nieces and nephews.
Joce worked for a short time at Goodyear, Jason’s Clothing, and Tyrrell’s Floral – among others. Joce was excited to open her own stores – first was Joce’s Spirits & Wine and then later Sugar ‘n Spice Consignment. Her most rewarding job for the last 15 years until she “retired” was working for Lincoln Public Schools driving the Special Needs buses. She LOVED all those kids!
After she “retired” she found great enjoyment ushering at all of the UNL events, the Salt Dogs games and also at The Pinnacle Arena. For the last 50+ years she had the best time playing softball, golfing, bowling, throwing darts, pickle ball and competing with friends in Fantasy Football (which she dominated)!!
Her greatest joy was her son Greg. She was there for everything and supported all of his interests. When no father would come forward to coach his Little Chiefs baseball team, Joce stepped up and became the coach! Joce was “Papa” in a basketball “Papa & Pal” competition in grade school. Joce (Papa) and Greg took home the win! When Greg took an interest in dirt biking Joce fully supported this and took him all over the surrounding states to race. She was always at the finish line!
Joce was extremely involved around Lincoln. She gave her time and energy to the Democratic Party of Nebraska, Meals on Wheels, Tabitha Gift Shop, her Neighborhood HOA and so many others. Joce was so caring and giving. When you had her attention – IT WAS EVERYTHING!
Joce’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Jocelyn Baade
Thoughts and prayers are with Greg and Jodi. We always enjoyed our trips to Nebraska and being with Aunt Dode. You will be missed.
I am so saddened for loss of Jocelyn. I worked with Jocelyn at PBA and UNL We had many good visits in our down time.
She spoke of her son and also I know Sharon through UNL work. Please accept my prayers and I will miss Jocelyn. Helen Zimmer
Thought and prayers go out to Greg, Jodi, and family. Joce’s was a great neighbor for 40 years, always on the go, walks, golf, neighborhood association, Nebraska athletics event worker, a local business women for many years. She was always so proud of Greg and Jodi. I will miss the frequent conversations we would have. May by the mercy of God, she have enteral peace in his great glory.
To know Joce was to know a vibrant and loving woman. She was always willing to help out and to just be there for you if you needed it. I have known Joce through bowling and Event Staffs and will really miss her. Joce had a smile that would brighten up any room. May God Bless and stay by her family in this sorrowful time.
So sorry to hear this. I hadn’t known she was ill. Jocelyn was not only a co-worker but she’s been a neighbor down the block for all the time I’ve lived in this subdivision and I’ve walked by her house many times, even recently seeing her outside mowing.
My deepest condolences to all of you who love her. May the angels lead her into Paradise.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know that Jocelyn had lung cancer. She never spoke of it. I worked on occasion with her at the arena and the University for football games. I always enjoyed her spirit and her good attitude and work ethic. She always had a smile on her face. I will surely miss her as I’m sure you (her family) will too. My sincerest condolences.
Worked with Jocelyn at the pinnacle bank arena and university Nebraska enjoined my Conversations with her Rest In Peace
Joce was a very special friend even if I didn’t see her very often. Had many good times on bowling trips and playing shuffleboard. Thoughts, sympathy is with you the family. Prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Losing Joce is losing some sunshine in our world. I’m so sorry!
I am going to miss Joce at the UNL events. I always looked for her when we all checked in. I am very saddened by her passing. All my prayers to the family. May she Rest in Peace
It was a great time working with you Jocelyn, and I want to send prayers for you and your family. Charlene K.
Loved the years working & visiting with Jocelyn on Event Staff. She will be deeply missed. My sympathy & prayers for her family.
My condolences! I had the pleasure of working with Jocelyn at UNL and PBA…I enjoyed her wit and sense of humor👍👍
I knew Jocelyn from Event Staff and Saltdogs. She was always one of my favorite people to work with! She was so much fun! And so wise! I will miss her greatly! May her many friends and family find solace in her memory and in knowing hers was a life well lived!
My heart aches today as I learned of the passing of my dear friend and oftentimes partner in mayhem Jocelyn. All the years working together on UNL Event Staff and at Pinnacle Bank Arena, as well as the many times we enjoyed a ballgame when not working, an adult beverage or two around town, and just being two people who loved life and didn’t complain about hardships. When I next walk into Haymarket Park and you are not there for that hug it’s going to hit me that you are in a better place. To say I love you Bunches, my friend, is something now for my prayers as you are in a better place, wrapped in the loving arms of Jesus.
I am so shocked and sad with the passing of your dear mother! I worked with her at PBA and always had great conversation with her! I pray it gives you comfort knowing she is in the hands of our Lord now. No more suffering and pain! Prayers to you all!
With a sad heart I say goodbye to my dear friend. I will always cherish the memories we made together playing golf in league and just hanging out. She always gave and never expected anything in return. My prayers are with Greg and the rest of Joce’s family. RIP my dear friend until I see you again in heaven!
Greg and Jodi we are SO very sorry for your loss! Joce was ‘One of a Kind’ and will be truly missed by so many! We met in the early 90’s and through golf became friends and ended up playing together for many years on the Hidden Valley Women’s Golf League. We’ll treasure our time spent with her both on and off the course! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time!
Kari and Steve Novak
p.s. Steve and Joce were birthday date twins (10 yrs apart) and she was always so good about sending a card to him over the years.
So sorry to hear about Joyce’s death. She was a member of Hidden Valley Women’s Golf Association for years and will be missed by all of us..
Was one of the most remarkable women I have ever met in my lifetime, I worked with her at UNL while during the football games and I tell you she was a blast! We talked about everything and she would leave the biggest smile on my face after every conversation, she will truly be missed God has really gotten himself an angel.
Rest well my friend you will be truly missed
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Jocelyn at UNL and the many sporting events. We got to be the first crew of 600 East when that opened, she ran the Premium elevator with perfection and NOBODY would dare pass without the correct pass. You my friend will be missed, but you are home and resting in the arms of God. Rest easy we have it from here
I so enjoyed working with Jocelyn at the Husker games. She was so full of energy and we loved interacting with the fans. It won’t be the same up on the 6th level. Will miss you so much.
I’m so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful person. I played golfed with her for years, when we had a yearly tournament she would be the one that would go out and get so many prizes and donations. She made every effort to make our tournament the best. She will be missed by so many people.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
Terry & I are so sorry of the loss Jocelyn. She was a great lady to get to know, we talked to her when she was on her walks through the neighborhood. We saw her at the Saltdog game.
Again sorry for your loss.
Sending prayers 🙏🏻
I only knew Jocelyn through OLLI classes but found her to be an enthusiastic participant in everything she did. My condolences on her passing. She will be missed by many.
I worked for Joce at her liquor store when I was going to college. She was a great boss and fun person to be around. I feel lucky to have known such a nice and genuine lady. My condolences to her family, she will be missed.
Dear Greg and Jodi, I am so sorry to hear about Joce! I was truly shocked to see it in the paper today. We volunteered together at many events over the years and especially enjoyed going to the shows at The Lied Center. I know she probably didn’t want anyone to make a fuss over her, but I didn’t know she had been sick. I will miss her very much! Please let me know when the Celebration of Life will be. Thank you. Sharon Miller
I had the pleasure of experiencing Jocelyn’s vitality as a result of her volunteer work at THE DAISY Thrift Shop which runs in support of a women’s shelter, Fresh Start. She was an enthusiastic, fun, and reliable volunteer and I and others that worked with her were fortunate that we crossed paths. I am sorry for your loss but know that you will be comforted by all of the vivid memories of this vital person. Cindy Piester, Manager of THE DAISY Thrift Shop
Greg and family, please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Joce. We go way back to high school at Lincoln Northeast, and I had the pleasure of working with her on LNE class reunions. She was a go getter and kept us on our toes. Going to miss her smile and laugh that made her eyes twinkle. Rest in peace Joce.
Our family is thinking of you at this time. Aunt Joce was a very thoughtful, intelligent person. We’ve always thought so highly of her. Cliff must have been great or she would not have married him!
Joce was one of our Daisy Thrift Shop volunteers. I am so sad to hear of her passing. We will miss her and her smile. Everyone at The Daisy and Fresh Start extends their condolences to her family.
Greg & Jodie,
Thoughts and prayers are with you @ this difficult time. Joce will be greatly missed. With our deepest sympathy,
Carmen and the girls from Hair port Salon
To Greg and Jodi and all of Jocelyn’s family and friends… I was a friend of Janet’s and got to know the Dillow family through her. Jocelyn was always the most friendly and vivacious gal and I loved a lively conversation when I would see her out and about! I am so saddened to hear of her passing and send you all my heartfelt sympathies. Keep all those wonderful memories of her alive in your hearts…with care and love, Denise
Sorry for your loss. I first met Jocelyn in our neighborhood, when we would pass each other on walks outdoors and casually talk. Then I met her again at a Neighborhood HOA meeting. I was impressed with her daily discipline to walk and do stretches for her health, as I would see her out walking even on days I didn’t. She was friendly, caring, involved, hard-working, and focused. She made a difference with her life by getting involved.
Joce was one of the best. Not everyone saw the great kind person she is. We worked together all day and laughed and had fun the whole day. She is a blast and I miss her a lot. Love ya Susan