Ball, Lyle Leroy (September 3, 1888 - November 5, 1949)


Unknown - November 10, 1949

Funeral services for Leroy Ball, 61, prominent Douglas hotel operator, who died of a heart attack early Saturday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational church, with Rev. Louis Gale in charge. Burial was in Douglas Park cemetery.

Mr. Ball had previously suffered a slight attack but no one seemed to realize the seriousness of his condition. Right up until the time of his death, Mr. Ball continued to look after his various business interests and was his usual cheerful self. His sudden death came as a shock to the entire community.

Lyle Leroy Ball was born in Mount Hope, Wis., Sept. 3, 1888, and departed this life Nov. 5, 1949 in Douglas, Wyo., at the age of 61 years, two months and two days.

At the age of 12 he went to Petersburg, Neb., with his parents, thence to Albion, Neb., where he lived until 1943 when he went to Scottsbluff, Neb. He moved to Douglas Nov. 1, 1943, which had since been his home.

He was united in marriage with Hazel E. Hallstead May 1, 1912, at Omaha, Neb. To this union three children, two sons and a daughter, were born, all of whom survive him. His widow and one son, Delaine, reside here. The other son; DeForest, resides at Casper, and his daughter, Mabeline Beverly Schneider is from Billings. All three children were here to attend his funeral.

Other survivors include four grandchildren, Phillip Gorden Schneider of Billings, Terri Lynn Ball of Douglas and Larry Ball and Jerry Ball of Casper; and one brother, Lavern A. Ball of Columbus, Neb.

During his lifetime Mr. Ball had been associated with farming, ranching, pure-bred livestock, selling and hotel management. He was a member of the Congregational church, a Mason, Shriner and Kiwanian. He was vice president of the Douglas Chamber of Commerce and vice president of the Wyoming division of the Rocky Mountain Hotel association, and active in all civic affairs.


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