Ballard, Carroll Eugene (August 9, 1911 - April 15, 1989)

Carroll E. Ballard

Douglas Budget - April 19, 1989

Funeral services for Carroll E. Ballard, 77, will be Wednesday, April 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Douglas with the Rev. Jon Laughlin officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Ballard died Saturday, April 15 at the emergency room at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas of prolonged heart problems.

He was born August 9, 1911 in Dresden, Kan., to Daniel W. and Mary E.(Markel)Ballard. As a young child he moved to Wyoming with his parents, and they homesteaded north of Douglas in the Bill community. He was reared and educated in Converse County High School.

He was involved with the family ranching business for several years. He then ventured into the construction business which took him to Iowa. It was in Iowa that he met and married Lela E. Cravel on June 6, 1937 in Winterset, Iowa. After marriage they returned to the Douglas area.

He was involved in ranching for the majority of his life. He was also a businessman in Douglas and was past Converse County Treasurer for four terms.

He is survived by his wife, Lela; one daughter, Shirley Ballard; one son, Jim Ballard all of Douglas; four grandchildren, Delyn Graham of Basin, Wyndi Ballard of Mesa, Ariz., Shileen Ballard of Douglas, and Shad Ballard of Douglas; one great granddaughter, Kylie Shance' Graham of Basin; two brothers, Dan Ballard of Cody and Melvin Ballard of Douglas; and one sister, Mabel Dixon of Paradise, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Emmett Ballard.

A memorial to the Converse County Heart Fund in care of the Converse County Bank, Drawer 689, Douglas, Wyo. 82633 would be appreciated by the family.

Serving as pallbearers are Bud Tillard, Frank Eathorne, I.B. Rupe, Earl Reed, Bud Turner and W.A. Stoddard. Serving as honorary pallbearers are all of his many friends.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.


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