Ballard, Ethel (McMillan) (October 6, 1891 - April 20, 1984)

Ethel Ballard services held

April 25

Douglas Budget - April 26, 1984

Funeral services for Ethel Ballard, age 92, were held Wednesday, April 25, 1984 at the Converse Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Harry B. Randall, III officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Ethel Ballard died Friday, April 20, 1984 at Memorial Hospital of Natrona County in Casper, Wyoming.

Mrs. Ballard was born October 6, 1891 in Fairfield, Nebraska, the daughter of John T. and Milanda Ann (Sellers)McMillen. She was reared and educated in Fairfield.

She married Arthur Edward Ballard on March 29, 1911 in Edgar, Nebraska. They moved to Wyoming in 1918 and homesteaded north of Douglas, later moving into Douglas, until in 1943 when they moved to San Fernando, California. Following the death of her husband Arthur in 1953, Ethel spent the winter months in California and the summer months in Wyoming. When Irwin Towers was completed, she moved to Douglas permanently. She was a resident of Douglas until the time of her death.

She is survived by her two sons Dale of Douglas and Forest of Glide, Oregon; two sisters Mary van Amburg of Beloit, Kansas and Frances Weston of Newhall, California; three grandchildren, Russell Ballard of Custer, South Dakota, Sue Alford of Casper, Wyoming and Penny McDonald of Simi Valley, California; and three great grandchildren Diane and Donna Ballard both of Custer, South Dakota and Steven Parks of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arthur Ballard in 1953; one son Kenneth in 1915; one daughter Mary Ann in 1938; five brothers and sisters.

Serving as pallbearers were Red Morris, Claude Redenbaugh, Stanley Lass, Ed Leonard, Lester Johnson and Bill Strange.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Martindale, Don Thompson, Doc Bryant, Merwin Sundquist and Tom Johnson.

A memorial to the Irwin Towers or Douglas Senior Citizens has been established.

Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

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