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LaVerne Gladys Smith Ballou
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Birth: May 6, 1919
Death: Dec. 6, 1992

At her request, no service will be held for LaVerne Gladys Ballou, widow of Dixieland Jazz musician Ralph ''Monte'' Ballou. Mrs. Ballou died of causes related to age Dec. 6 in her Southeast Portland home. She was 73.

Mrs. Ballou was born on May 6, 1919, in Culdrum Township, Morrison County, Minnesota. Her maiden name was Smith. She married Mr. Ballou on March 8, 1944.

The couple owned the Diamond Horseshoe Club in downtown Portland in the early 1950s. Mr. Ballou died on Oct. 7, 1991.

Survivors include brother, Rudolph Smith of Buxton; and sister, Mildred Beckley of Sauk Centre, Minn.

Burial was in Lone Fir Cemetery.

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)
Date: February 2, 1993
Family links: 
  Ralph Monte Ballou (1902 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Sec 31, Lot 5, Grave 1S-2S
Created by: VDR
Record added: Jun 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70689913
LaVerne Gladys <i>Smith</i> Ballou
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