Josephine Ann Ballard

05/24/1922 — 07/21/2002

From College, Place, WA, US | Born in Aliquipa, Pennsylvania

Josephine Ann Ballard

Josephine Ann “Jo” Ballard, 80, of College Place, WA died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Sunbridge Care & Rehabilitation Center in College Place.  She was born May 24, 1922, in Aliquipa, PA and lived in the Tri-Cities from 1946 to 1996.

Mrs. Ballard was a clerk for General Electric and Battelle until retiring in 1987.  She was a hard worker.

Jo was a longtime member of Westside Church and a Sunday School teacher for over 40 years.  She traveled to many places including three trips to the Holy Land with her church.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Nancy Ballard of Richland; sister, Betty Bess of Boise, ID; two grandsons, Greg Katie Ballard of San Diego, CA and Charles Ballard of San Jose, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ballard, Sr. and by her parents, John and Helen Kapitanich.

Private family services were held in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jo’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center University of Washington RP-10 Seattle, WA 98195.

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  • I was a nurse that cared for Jo at SunBridge and was with her when she passed. Please know your mother was dearly loved and her laughter brightened our days.

    February 18, 2023
    Walla Walla
  • Roy and Nancy,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Losing a parent can be very difficult. Even if it means they will no longer be in pain. Please call us if we can do anything for you. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.


    Mike and Barb

    Mike and Barb Caldwell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Roy & Family:

    My sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Mother.

    May your fondest memories of ‘Mom’ be best remembered.

    Gary Behymer

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    Gary Behymer
    November 4, 2014
    Colfax, WA, US
  • Dear Roy and Nancy,

    I send my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to your family. I am a member of West Side Church and your mother was a faithful member and Sunday school teacher for years. Whenever I hear her name, I think of her ministry to 2-year-old children. She taught my son, who is now 19 years old and I know she touched his 2-year-old heart. What a wonderful servant she was and I know she is in the presence of Jesus. My prayers are with your family and I pray that God will bless you with His peace, strength, and comfort during this time and that He will assure you that Jo is with Him–safe in His arms.

    God Bless.

    Peggy Henry

    Peggy Henry
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Jo Ballard family,

    I was sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Jo from my days at Battelle. I used the library extensively and Jo was always great at fulfilling my requests. We had a nice time chatting with each other during periodic phone calls.

    I shall treasure the sound of her laugh. She was a fine gal and touched the lives of many people she met throughout her live.

    Court Hann
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
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