|Birth: ||Aug. 15, 1941|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2011|
Joseph William "Bill" Ballew Sunrise August 15, 1941 Sunset March 1, 2011
Bill will be greatly missed by his wife, Marie; children, Jeff (Shelley) Jefferson, Alexandria Mackel, Geneva (Juan) Myers, Fred (Tomasina) Ballew, Michael Martin, and India (Robert) Rodriguez; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann (Bob Sr.) Kelly; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins locally and of the Nez Perce Nation.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Harvey and Geneva Annie (Parsons) Ballew; and daughter, LaShelle Jefferson.
Bill was an easy going, unselfish, very loving person who was amazing at what he accomplished. He took pride in serving his country as a US Marine. He loved to fish, and also traveling with his Indian Land Working Group. Most of all Bill loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren - they gave him life. He especially loved attending his 50th year Ferndale High School reunion.
A prayer service will be held on Sunday, March 6, at 6:00 PM at the family home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 7, at 10:00 AM at the Wexliem Community Building.
Published in Bellingham Herald from March 4 to March 6, 2011
Created by: Barb
Record added: Mar 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66594935
Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.|
Added: Mar. 7, 2011