Roxie Lee (Hoyt) Blinco

Foxy Roxie, aka Mom, went Home unexpectedly due to pneumonitis on Dec. 6, 2021. 

We will be having a Celebration of Life on Aug. 18-21, 2022. On Saturday Aug. 20 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. family and friends are invited to the Hoyt cabin on St. Mary Lake in Glacier Park for remembrance sharing. 

Mom was blessed with a double dose of personality. She loved life, enjoyed dancing, painting, garage sales and getting into mischief. Mom was born on Jan. 4, 1941 and raised in Browning. She was one of eight children. 

Roxie left Browning in 1966 with three beautiful children. After a short stay in California and Texas, Mom settled in Billings, Mont., with her now four children, where she met the love of her life Vern Blinco. They spent 25 years working hard to raise the kids and built an amazing business, A-1 Vern’s Plumbing and Heating. Our dad unexpectedly passed away on June 4, 2015.

They were proud members of the Billings Optimus Club, joining in 1987. Mom served as club president in 1990 and served as Lt. Governor for Zone 4 from 1995-96. They also enjoyed square dancing, cruising, snowmobiling, and playing cards. 

Mom was known as being tough as boot leather and was known to take on grown men at leg wrestling even in her late 70’s and win! Fashion shows with hats always brought her joy. Mom was known to step over a dollar to save a dime, but she was very generous when it came to charity. Over the years she has adopted families for the holidays, donated cars to families, volunteered at St. Vincent’s hospital, and was a dedicated member of Unity Church. In her later years, you could find her randomly handing out money to people in need. She believed holidays were a time of giving.

Mom was preceded in death by her son, Gerald Morris; mother, Lillian Hoyt; father, Bish Hoyt; brothers, Rex, Kay, Jim and Alex; sisters, Rita Flamand and Rose Roy; and her best friend and ex-husband Vern Blinco. 

Mom leaves behind her brother, Delbert Hoyt; her daughters, Ginger Morris, Robin Hatfield (husband Jason); son, George (Tiger) Morris (wife Vickie); grandchildren, Gentry, Haley, Jeffry, Taylor and Ryan; great grandchildren Lily, Kaleo, Tallow; and numerous nieces and nephews.