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Nona Marie Mendenhall Ballard

May 23, 1914 April 2, 2019
Nona  Marie Mendenhall Ballard
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Born May 23, 1914 to William and Kate Mendenhall, Nona had 4 sisters and 4 brothers, all deceased. Nona married Robert E. Ballard on May 23, 1937. They had three children, Robert and Ronald Ballard and Sandra Miller, and four grandchildren.
Nona attended school in Sheridan and Dallas, Oregon. She was a member of the McMinnville Women’s Garden Club, was President of McMinnville Women’s Club, member of Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary, member of Eastern Star, Royal Matron of Amarath, and Mother Advisor of Rainbow for Girls for 18 years. The Assembly won many awards for skits and events at State Grand Assemblies. She was also active in Girl Scouts and Brownies.
Nona had a Nursery School which she called “Aunt Nona’s Nursery School” for 30 years in McMinnville. Nona was on the first Board of Little Bear Hugs at the High School. She was appointed first handicapped children’s help in Yamhill County by the Governor of Oregon.
Nona loved fishing, gardening, and her yard. She loved crafts of all kinds and made quilts, pottery and baskets. Nona loved to bring her neighbors together for potlucks and picnics. She loved people. She always helped older people who couldn’t get about. She was a row boss on farms all over the county. She had most of the kids in county in her fields at one time or another. She loved kids and was instrumental in helping them.
Nona was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ballard who passed away in Missoula, MT in October, 2018 and by a daughter, Sandra Miller. Nona is survived by son, Ron Ballard of Lincoln City, two grandsons Brett Ballard of LaPine and Brennen Mendenhall of Missoula, and a granddaughter Lori Miller of Tigard.
Services for Nona will be Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Chapel of Macy and Son with viewing on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9th and 10th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Chapel of Macy and Son. To leave online condolences, please visit www.macyandson.com
The family would like to thank Nona’s three wonderful caregivers, Peggy Morgan, Barbie Hamilton and Kristina Davis.


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Tuesday

9

Apr

4:00 PM 4/9/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/9/2019 7:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

viewing

Wednesday

10

Apr

4:00 PM 4/10/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/10/2019 7:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

Service

Thursday

11

Apr

2:00 PM 4/11/2019 2:00:00 PM
Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Macy & Son Funeral Directors
135 NE Evans Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States
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