Velma Rae Ballard, 66 of Shady Cove, died July 15, 2013. Velma was born April 22, 1947 to LouWauna Roper-Combs and James Roper, in Lakeview. She graduated from Paisley High School and moved to Medford in 1965, to attend Business College. She met and married Sam Anderson and they had one daughter Tina. Sam passed away in 1989.
Velma met Richard Ballard and they married in 1991, Velma worked several years for the Southern Oregon Dental Society and Providence Hospital. She and Richard then ventured on to be business owners of Green’s Sewing & Vacuum in Medford, OR.
Velma was a very active volunteer of the the Moose Lodge in Shady Cove. She enjoyed cooking and helping organize charity events with the Women of The Moose. She loved sewing, quilting, crocheting, & recently learned to cross stitch. Velma had a vivacious spirit and a great sense of humor. She will be missed by all of her loved ones and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and first husband Sam and step daughter Vickie White. She leaves behind her husband of 22 years, Richard Ballard and daughter Tina Anderson. She also leaves behind four brothers, Jim, Tom, John & Bob Roper; stepsons Steve, Grant, Mark & Mike Ballard, Matt Chandler and step daughter Carla Ballard, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on July 6 at Conger-Morris: Central Point Chapel. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or charity of your preference.