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Garnett Grace Laverty Ball
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1919
Death: May 6, 2011

Born on August 26, 1919 in Louisville, Colorado. She was the 5th of six children (4 girls and 2 boys). Victor, who was born in Wyoming. Edna, who was born in Nebraska. Evelda, who was born in Montana. Doyle, who was born in Idaho. Grace and Daphne who were both born in Colorado. Edna Mae, the second oldest, is the only surviving sibling. She is 99 years of age and today lives in her own apartment in Littleton, Colorado. Grace is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Among the many are: Bill, Phyllis, Sharon, Debbie, Mike, Kathy and Terry. Grace's parents were George and Martha Laverty. They met in Nebraska where George worked as a cook and for a survey crew installing a major irrigation canal across the state. He was a coal miner, lumber jack, a cook for working crews and lumber jack camps, a brick maker for Robinson Brick Company and did various other odd jobs; a true jack of all trades. They obviously liked to move to different areas of the mountain west. Grace's mother Martha was a hard working homemaker who was willing to go where her husband and the jobs were. She would often do housecleaning for other people to help make ends meet. As all little people do, Grace once asked her father where she came from. At the time, he was working at a power plant in Louisville, Colorado. He thought for a moment and told her he found her on the tippelow at work. A tippelow is the area of a power plant where coal is tipped from an ore car into the furnace to burn for power. This was an amusing story she enjoyed sharing with all of us. After moving to Denver, Grace met her first husband Leon and she married at a very young age. They had two sons, Leslie Daniels, known as "Lee" and David Daniels. Lee Died at the age of 36 from Cancer in 1973. After a divorce from her first husband she went to beauty school to begin a career that would allow her to provide what was necessary to raise her two boys by herself. Her first husband was never seen again so she had no support from the boys' biological father. While in beauty school she met her soon-to-be lifelong friend Carmen. Carmen introduced her to her second husband, Leroy. They were married in May of 1950. He affectionately called her "Gracie" and they celebrated 53 years of marriage. Together they both worked, and sacrificed; to be sure both boys got a college education. One could tell she felt a deep sense of pride and accomplishment when those goals were met and deservedly so! They were also blessed with two grandchildren: David L. Daniels and Terri Beth Daniels. Terri now owns her own beauty salon as did her Grandma Grace. With grandchildren come great grandchildren, and there are 5: Ashley, David, Austin, Ryan and Collin. Grace loved cats and until her later years, always had at least one cat to care for. She also liked to play cards and pinochle was one of her favorites. She also knitted several afghan blankets that we still enjoy. She loved 4th of July barbecues and family dinners and get togethers at holidays and birthdays. Her pride and joy was also her house. She enjoyed housekeeping to a fault! Hand watering the flower gardens on summer evenings was something she looked forward to. Garnett Grace Ball: 1919 to 2011. Loving Mother. Devoted Wife. Feisty. Determined. Endearing. She did it her way. May she be at peace and join loved ones who have passed before. ALSO "If you should go first" Should you go first and I remain one thing I'd have you do, Walk slowly down that long, lone path, for soon I'll follow you. I'll want to know each step you take, that I may walk the same, For someday down that lonely road you'll hear me call your name. We can all take solace that, by now, Leroy has heard "Gracie" call his name and they are walking, hand in hand, with Lee, down that long path that is not so lonely anymore. 
Family links: 
  George Winfield Laverty (1880 - 1977)
  Martha Ellen Predmore Laverty (1881 - 1969)
  Leroy William Ball (1923 - 2003)
  Leslie Leon Daniels (1937 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Arapahoe County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Garden of the Apostles 616 A-1
Created by: k.j.ball
Record added: Jul 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114412815
Garnett Grace <i>Laverty</i> Ball
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