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BRUCE BALLARD Obituary
Bruce H. Ballard 1932 ~ 2010 Bruce H. Ballard was born on November 16, 1932, in Draper Utah and passed away on August 27, 2010 at the age of 77. Bruce was the son of Ross D. Ballard and Ruby Henroid Ballard. Bruce was a cheerleader at Jordan High school and was also the President of the Agriculture Club. Bruce loved to raise animals, working in his yard and garden as was well known for his large watermelon, corn and cantaloupe. He loved to fish the Madison River in Montana and also loved to hunt up in American Fork Canyon with his friends and family. Bruce's Dad ran Draper Poultry where Bruce and his brothers worked. He would also feed 3,000 chickens and case eggs every night. At the end of World War II his family started Ballard Feed And Eggs where Bruce and his brothers worked. Bruce worked at Kennecott for a short time, plus he was a State Egg Inspector, he worked for a Mink Ranch, and then he went to work for Olson Brothers Egg. Bruce went to work for his brother Dale H. Ballard, running a 150 acre farm. In 1999 he was forced to retire because of his health. In the years 2000 and 2001 he had two major operations after which his health slowly started to decline. Bruce was married to Laura Ann Greenwood in 1952 and had 10 children. They were later divorced and he later remarried ReNae P. Ballard in 1974 and they had one child. Bruce is survived by his first wife Ann Andreason and their children Bruce Ballard (Shanna), Bev Bonham (Craig), Brian Ballard, Bonnie Kirkpatrick (Allen), Brenda Steadman, Bethy Garrison (Rodger), Betty Joe Tripp, Brad Ballard (Leslie), and Bridget Olsen (Richard), 55 grandchildren and 39 great-grand children. Bruce is also survived by his second wife ReNae P. Ballard and their son David Walter Ballard. Bruce was preceded in death by his father Ross D. Ballard, mother Ruby Henroid Ballard, sister Barbara Henroid Ballard Allen, brothers Ross, Garth, Gene, and Dale, daughter Barbara Lynn Thomas and his grandson Darby Heinz Golub. We want to thank everyone at Alta View Hospital, Draper Rehabilitation Center and also all the Doctors for all their kind help while he was sick. I would also like to thank all of Bruce's children and family members for helping me with Bruce at the very last. BRUCE LOVED LIFE, HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m.. on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Corner Canyon Stake Center, 13400 South 1300 East, Draper. Viewings will be held on Tuesday, August 31st at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1950 East, Sandy, Utah from 6 to 9 p.m. With an hour viewing held at 12 noon Wednesday at the ward house. Condolences can be made at www.Larkincares.com

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 30, 2010
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