Lila Mae Peregrine Robillard, was born in Newell, SD, on November 2, 1922, to Glenn and May (Boyner) Peregrine.
Lila grew up in and attended school through the seventh grade in Mud Butte, SD, and went to eighth grade and high school in Sturgis, SD.
The family moved to Harding County to work on Zeta White's place.
After Bill's mom passed away, the Cross family moved back to the family home outside of Sturgis, where they have lived, laughed, and loved for the past 39 years.
Lila served as a PTA officer in both Staten Island and Union Township, NJ, and was an honorary life member of the National Congress of PTA Associations.This included a "Make a Difference Day" drive that was recognized by the national "Make a Difference Day" committee.Lila passed away on November 30, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM.Bill started out working at Sturgis Livestock when he was in high school, as well as breaking and training horses, which he continued to do for his entire life-time.
After the family moved back to Sturgis, Bill ranched with his father and worked at Wheeler Lumber and Bridge in Whitewood, SD. In 1985, Bill opened up his welding and repair shop at the family home.In 1975, Bill and Sally, along with Seth and Clay, moved to the old Hardy place on Alkali.