Luna Marzetta Ball returned to her father in Heaven on February 21, 2008, after suffering a debilitating stroke in July, 2007. Marzetta was born 82 years ago, on April 2, 1925 in Tylertown, MS. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Jo Hancock, and two grandchildren, Rebecca and Nathan Hancock. Marzetta is survived by her husband of 65+ years, Edward J. Ball, four children, one brother, 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Marzetta and her husband, Edward J. Ball, came to Arizona after WWII, in 1946. In the early years of marriage she worked as a telephone operator for AT&T Telephone Company. She most loved her work as a wife and mother to her five children, Cynthia Jo, Peggy Jean, Edward Jr., Azelene, and Patricia Gail. She loved to play golf with her husband and they especially liked to travel in their motor home. They made many trips to see family in California, Mississippi, Louisiana and Utah. Marzetta loved arts and crafts which was evident in her home throughout her life. She loved to paint and gave all of her children some of her artwork. Her biggest hobby was giving service to others. She was always willing to give of her time and energy to help her neighbors, friends and family. She will be missed by many. Visitation for friends and family will be at Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, Arizona, 480-830-4105 on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 from 5-7 p.m. Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Century Gardens Ward, 633 S. Higley Road, Mesa, Arizona at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008. With Visitation 1 hr prior to services. Interment will take place at the City of Mesa Cemetery.
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 24, 2008