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 Jean Suzette <I>Costello</I> Ballard

Jean Suzette Costello Ballard

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 12 Sep 2010 (aged 87)
Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California, USA
Burial Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California, USA
Memorial ID 81895350 · View Source
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BALLARD, Jean Suzette Costello

Jean Suzette Costello Ballard was born September 24, 1922, in San Francisco, California. She was the only daughter of Edna Ann Maguire and Thomas Joseph Costello. Jean lived in San Francisco and spent most of her summers at the family ark in Larkspur. During World War II Jean worked for the FBI in the Censorship Bureau reviewing letters and documents for strategic, classified information. After the war Jean married Kelly Paris Ballard. Kelly was the love of her life. Together they shared 53 years of marriage. Jean loved art, music, gardening and baking cookies but she was most passionate about politics. She was progressive in thought and a woman well ahead of her time. She was loving, caring, joyful and a genuinely funny person. She created an environment that elevated those around her. Kelly was fun-loving, sweet, kind and full of life. He was a man of many talents including: gardening, oil painting, wood working, rock collecting and a multitude of other interests. Together Jean and Kelly had three children, Kelly Ballard (Kathy); Thomas Ballard (Roxene); Darlene Mola (Monty), 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Jean passed away on September 12, 2010 and Kelly passed on October 26, 1997. The two are joined again in love and spirit. Jean and Kelly will live on and thrive through the values instilled in their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They will be forever remembered by their family and friends. A special thank you to Jackie Muzio for her loving care and devotion to Jean during the past year, there are angels that walk among us.
A celebration of life will be held for Jean at a later date.

her mother was Edna Ann Maguire Costello

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  • Created by: Louis Roth
  • Added: 12 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81895350
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jean Suzette Costello Ballard (24 Sep 1922–12 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81895350, citing Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California, USA ; Maintained by Louis Roth (contributor 47433115) .