|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1928|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2011|
Salt Lake County
Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully of natural causes at the Beehive Home of Draper on March 31, 2011 at the age of eighty-two.
She was born October 24, 1928 in a log cabin located in Salmon, Idaho to Ivan Ross and Rhoda Thompson Washburn. She married Andrew "Andy" Ballard on June 24, 1949 in Draper, Utah. They had forty-seven years together until his passing on March 4, 1996.
Lois began working for I.F.A. at the young age of sixteen in the sack room, and then later as a secretary, where she made many friends. Lois is remembered for her sweetness, her love, and her contagious sense of humor and she touched many lives.
Lois had a great love for music, flowers, and most of all her family. Lois had a beautiful singing voice and was an avid member of the "Sweet Adeline's Chorus" for fifteen years.
She is a member of the LDS Church and sang in the Ward Choir. Lois will be greeted in Heaven by Andy, her parents, her twin brother Lewis, brothers, Jay, Hugh, and Dale, sister, Carol, and son-in-law Gary Mauchley.
She will be missed by her children: Linda (Dale) Pace, Kayleen (Byron) Andrus, Marsha Mauchley, Laura L. Ballard, and Jeffrey A. Ballard; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Klea (Walt) Bowers and Judy Sutcliffe. She always set a good example and has left a great legacy for her family.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. in the Draper Sixth Ward Chapel, 12870 South 1300 East. Friends may call on Monday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), and Tuesday from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Church.
Interment: Larkin Sunset Gardens.
Published in the Deseret News on April 3, 2011.
Lois and her brothers and sisters have been good friends of our family all of my life. We loved the time we spent with all of the siblings.
REST IN SWEET ETERNAL PEACE LOIS. GIVE CAROL A HUG FOR ME.
Ivan Ross Washburn (1899 - 1971)
Rhoda Thompson Washburn (1911 - 1982)
Andrew Allen Ballard (1926 - 1996)*
Lois Washburn Ballard (1928 - 2011)
Lewis Ross Washburn (1928 - 2009)*
Jay D Washburn (1930 - 2007)*
Dale Cleon Washburn (1931 - 2005)*
Hugh Thompson Washburn (1935 - 2004)*
Carol Washburn (1945 - 1958)*
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Maintained by: Esther Kinder
Originally Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Apr 02, 2011
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