Ballard, Elisabeth Rose (Schick) (August 12, 1912 - November 13, 1995)

Elisabeth Ballard

Douglas Budget - November 22, 1995

Funeral services for Elisabeth Rose Ballard, 83, were Nov. 17 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Moore officiating.

Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Elisabeth Ballard died Monday, Nov. 13, 1995, at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, Ga.

She was born Aug. 12, 1912, in East Troy, Wisc., to Joseph and Rose(Fedderer)Schick. She came to Wyoming where her mother homesteaded north of Douglas, and she was educated in the Douglas schools. She attended Normal Training School in Chadron, Neb., and taught for several years in the rural schools.

Elisabeth married William Emmett Ballard in 1932. They moved to the Ballard ranch in northeast Converse County where they lived until the death of her husband, Emmett. she was a member of the Methodist Church for more than 50 years. She was active in Eastern Star and served as Worthy Grand Matron. She was active in the Douglas Branch of the Pioneer Society. She was a member of the Christmas Club, Sewing, and Craft Clubs. She enjoyed many hobbies, oil painting, needlework and special sewing projects.

She is survived by two sons and their wives Kenneth and Donna Ballard of Laramie, and Richard and Emily Ballard of Americus; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Anna Ballard, Helen Hanlin and Grace Williams, all of Douglas; and brother Ted Walton of Cheyenne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Emmett on June 4, 1978; sons William Ballard Jr. on March 10, 1992, and Donald Ballard on Aug. 10, 1993.

Serving as pallbearers were Duane Ballard, Les Ballard, Bob Stoddard, Neil Irene, Clayton Dixon and Dave Thomson.

A memorial to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 332 North Lauderdale, Memphis, Tenn., 38314, would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.


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