Jeanie Ball of Benton City, Washington, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14 at her home. Born Jeanie Lynette Gifford on April 20, 1941 in Hood River, Oregon, she spent much of her youth in the Yakima Valley, graduating from high school in Yakima before leaving to get her degree at Brigham young University.
Jeanie will be remembered by all as an artist, a musician, a teacher, a counselor and the most loyal mother and friend. Jeanie served many people all over the world during her life, but especially the poor in spirit. She was a comfort to all who needed comforting. Jeanie is survived by her loving husband and children and grandchildren: Robert Ball, Jennifer Yoakum, Rob Ball, Jessica Schultz, Rhiannon Ball, Evangeline Howe, Arianna Yoakum, Liara Yoakum, Maya Yoakum, Alice Schultz and Annie Schultz.
A memorial service was held at the Benton City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1101 Fay Ave., Benton City, Wa, 99320 on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10:00 a.m.