James Mason Ball Sr.

02/26/2005 — 02/26/2005

From Richland, WA, US

James Mason Ball Sr.

James Mason Ball, Sr

Age 58 of Richland, Wa died in an auto accident in Basin City, February 23, 2005 Jim was born December 12th, 1947 in Wenatchee, Wa

Jim lived for the past 20 years in the Tri-City area.

He was a former President/CEO, United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties for 14 years and Wenatchee United Way of Chelan & Douglas County for four years. Jim’s latest passion was the winery he was building, Boulder Estates Winery in Richland.

Survived by his wife Lynn K. Ball at home, son James M. Ball Jr. and life partner William Watson of Brisbane, CA, Mother-in-law Rosella Nelsen of Waterville, Wa., along with Chelsea, Taz and Brownie, Jims beloved English Springer Spaniels. Jim came from a large extended family of two brothers Fred Ida Missoula MT. & Donald Lolita, Sister Betty Ann Ball of Richland, Margi Kearn Overman, Grand Coulee and two sisters; Carol Malone Paul & Darlene Gruett Mike as well as numerous Nieces & Nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his son Steven Ball and parents Fred & Betty Ball. Also predeceased by brothers Hank & George

Jim retired after four years of service in the Air Force in 1970.

He was an active member of the Columbia Center Rotary in Kennewick for many years and a member of Faith Assembly Christian Center. Jim took great comfort in his faith in God and the Men’s Group at Faith Assembly in Pasco for the last few years.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the “Royal Family Kids Camp” through Faith Assembly Christian Center in Pasco or the Humane Society.

Services will be held on Monday, February 28th, at 10:00 am at Faith Assembly, 1800 Rd 72 in Pasco

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  • Dear Lynn and Family-

    Prior to the last few months I really didn’t know Jim that well. But in recent months we have met on a few occassions to discuss how best to raise funds for Royal Family Kids’ Camp RFKCand during those times I really got see the heart behind the man. He had such a tender spirit about him and he was really touched by the needs of the kids that will attend RFKC. He really was a man with a BIG vision for RFKC. When I was looking at small potatoes he was looking at the “full meal deal”. He was wonderful to work with and we will miss him in so many ways. When we go to camp this summer his presence will be felt through the smiles of the many children he has helped.

    Thank you and your family for continuing to support RFKC even with Jim’s passing. I know he would be very proud and happy with what you all have accomplished for RFKC.

    You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with his passing in the weeks and months ahead.

    I will miss him and all he stood for.

    Again thank you on behalf of all the future RFKC kids!

    Your friends in Christ-

    Steve and Valerie Burnett

    Steve & Valerie Burnett
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Dear Lynn and Family-

    Prior to the last few months I really didn’t know Jim that well. But in recent months we have met on a few occassions to discuss how best to raise funds for Royal Family Kids’ Camp RFKCand during those times I really got see the heart behind the man. He had such a tender spirit about him and he was really touched by the needs of the kids that will attend RFKC. He really was a man with a BIG vision for RFKC. When I was looking at small potatoes he was looking at the “full meal deal”. He was wonderful to work with and we will miss him in so many ways. When we go to camp this summer his presence will be felt through the smiles of the many children he has helped.

    Thank you and your family for continuing to support RFKC even with Jim’s passing. I know he would be very proud and happy with what you all have accomplished for RFKC.

    You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with his passing in the weeks and months ahead.

    I will miss him and all he stood for.

    Again thank you on behalf of all the future RFKC kids!

    Your friends in Christ-

    Steve and Valerie Burnett

    Steve & Valerie Burnett
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Lynn & Family –

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim was a pillar in our community and a wonderful person and he will be terribly missed by all.

    Tom Owen

    Tom Owen
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Dear Mrs. Ball Sr. and family,

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the lost of your husband and father.

    As a Bible reader I’ve been comforted by scriptures such as Isaiah 25:8 which says God will swallow up death forever. John 5:28,29 says that there will be a resurrection hope of both the righteous and the unrighteous. That resurrection will take place right here on the earth. What a wonderful time that will be. The Bible states at psalms 37:29 The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will possess the earth forever. I encourage you to take the time to look up these scriptures in your own personal copy of the Bible.

    I hope that you will find comfort as I did when read these scriptures.

    Sincerely,

    Jo

    Jo
    November 4, 2014
    US
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