Reynold G. Ball

Reynold George Ball, 67, of Idaho Falls, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.

Reynold was born July 9, 1944, in Blackfoot to Raymond and Clara Ball. He was raised in Rigby, where he attended school. After graduating high school, he continued his education at Ricks College in Rexburg, where he got a degree in mechanical drafting.

Reynold was employed with several different drafting companies, including the INEL in Idaho Falls and Morrison Knudsen in Boise, where he worked and designed many different projects for the NASA space center and other government and nuclear projects.

Reynold married Bonnie Carol Ball of Rexburg in 1964 at the Idaho Falls Temple. While married, they had two boys, David and Steven.

Reynold had many different interests, such as flying airplanes, kayaking, fishing, camping and his love for photography. But people who loved Reynold will always remember him by the artist that he was, not just the things he could draw and paint but the things he could build from scratch with just an idea in his head. Reynold truly was a master craftsman and had a God-given gift for working with his hands.

Reynold was also a bit of a class clown. He loved his family, one and all, very much and loved to make them smile and laugh. He was always asked to do things over and over because it was so funny. Reynold will be missed! He is survived by two sons, Reynold David Ball of Coeur d'Alene and Steven Ray Ball of Idaho Falls; brothers, Richard Lyman Ball of Glendale, Ariz., and Gordon Clair Ball of Lewisville; sister, Colene Ball-Browning of Menan and Jonell Marotz of Nampa; grandchildren, Franklin Dean Ball, Zackari Nelson Ball and Kirsi Diette Ball, all of Idaho Falls; and wife, Bonnie Carol Ball of Idaho Falls.

He was preceded in death by his oldest sister, Raelene Ball Merrill.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th St. in Idaho Falls, with Bishop Scott Davis officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be held one hour prior to services Wednesday.

Online condolences for the family may be left at

Funeral Home

Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home & Cremation Services
825 E 17th Street Idaho Falls, ID 83404
(208) 522-7424

Published in Post Register on Jan. 17, 2012