|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1920|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 2006|
SPRINGFIELD - Opal Rebecca June Goodwin Ball of Springfield died Feb. 4 of age-related causes. She was 85.
Ball was born Dec. 29, 1920, in Gresham. She married Thomas Ball on Feb. 29, 1940, in Vancouver, Wash. He died July 18, 1997.
She graduated from Gresham High School. She lived in Portland and Klamath Falls before moving to the Springfield area 54 years ago. She worked as a waitress for 35 years, including 27 years at the Eugene Hotel Coffee Shop.
She enjoyed annual elk hunting trips to northeastern Oregon and years of frequent salmon fishing trips to the Oregon Coast. She also liked home improvement, house painting, gardening, fishing and needlework.
Ball had volunteered as a cook and server for many community organizations. She received an honorary chapter degree from the Creswell High School Future Farmers of America.
Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Hansen of Springfield and Nancy Callantine of Oak Grove; two sons, Thomas Ervin of Portland and Kenneth Ball of Creswell; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Private family viewing was Feb. 6 in Canby, with burial the same day in Zion Memorial Cemetery in Canby. Canby Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to any organization associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Register Guard Feb 10 2006
Zion Memorial Park
Created by: L Davenport
Record added: Feb 10, 2006
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