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Rebecca N. Ballard

March 18, 1921 April 1, 2022
Rebecca N. Ballard
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Georgia - A lifelong resident of Georgia, Vermont, Rebecca N. Ballard born at home March 18, 1921 daughter of the late Park and Ruth Newton, died peacefully of natural causes at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford, Vermont.

She is survived by her children and their spouses; Patricia Ballard of So. Burlington, Dixon and Marie Ballard of Queensbury, NY, Torrey and Frances Ballard of Georgia, Marcia and Bill Ryan of Grand Isle and Kris and Katie Ballard of Georgia. She is survived by 11 grandchildren and their spouses; Scot Ballard of Queensbury NY, Kirk and Heather Ballard of Lebanon NH, Adam Ballard of Montvale, NJ, Stacey and Zack Banner of Shingle Springs, CA, Heather and Russ Butts of Windham, ME, Garth and Colleen Ballard of Essex, Amanda and Trevor Nesbit of South Hero, Will Ryan of Burlington, Grady and Colleen Ballard of Georgia, Kody Ballard of Boston, Case Ballard of Georgia and 18 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert Newton and many nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Alden, parents Park and Ruth Newton, brother Stuart and wife Ester Newton, sister Elizabeth and husband James Paterson and sister-in-law Janice Newton.

Mom wore many “hats” during her long life, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, teacher and lifelong learner. Mom was always busy with family, church and town activities. She was willing to lend a hand when needed at church fundraisers, as a Sunday school teacher and as a member of the board of deacons. She served as Town library Trustee, County Extension service board and as a home demonstration leader. After retirement she enjoyed the Sew’n Sews quilting group, Thursday morning breakfast group, town historical society and retired teacher’s association.

Leisure activities included sewing, quilting, knitting rug braiding, creating blankets, sweaters, mittens and hats for all her family and generous donations to charities. Most of all she enjoyed being outside tending her gardens, flowers and enjoying nature.

A memorial service will be held Saturday May 21, 2022, at 12 noon at the Georgia Plain Baptist Church. Burial precedes the service at 11:00 am. There are no visiting hours.

Donations may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the Georgia Plain Baptist Church, 1493 Stone Bridge Road, Georgia, VT 05468.

Honored to be serving the Ballard family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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Upcoming Events

A Memorial Service on

Saturday

21

May

12:00 PM 5/21/2022 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 5/21/2022 1:00:00 PM
Georgia Plain Baptist Church,

1493 Stonebridge Road,
Georgia,, VT 05468

Georgia Plain Baptist Church,
1493 Stonebridge Road, Georgia, 05468 VT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Georgia Plain Cemetery Final Resting Place

Stonebridge Road
Georgia, VT

Stonebridge Road Georgia VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Georgia Plain Baptist Church,

1493 Stonebridge Road,
Georgia,, VT 05468

Franklin County Home Health Agency,

3 Home Health Circle
Saint Albans, VT 05478
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