Meade Blackburn Ballard, 84, of Union died Dec. 16, 2005. a memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday May 6 at the Union Cemetery.
Mr. Ballard was born Feb. 14, 1921, to Andrew Meade an Daisy DeForest Sims Ballard on Little Sheep Creek in Wallowa county. He graduated from Union High School in 1939, and on Aug. 21, 1940, he married Darlene H. Pratt in Wieser, Idaho. He served in the Navy during World War II and worked for the Forest Service, as a logger, in sawmills, as a farmer and for the Union Pacific Railroad. He retired in 1983.
He was a member of the High Valley Post of the VFW and enjoyed working around the house, gardening, flowers, cutting and splitting wood and being with his family.
Survivors include his wife of Baker city; children nd their spouses, Dixie and Carl Komperda of Milton, Fla., Connie and Jeff Peck of Sparks, Nev., DeForest “Tork” and Wanda Ballard of Baker City, and Sue Fuzi of Payette, Idaho; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A half-sister, Eva, and a daughter, Louann Davis, both died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the High Valley VFW or the Bobcat Foundation, P.O. Box 91, Union 97883.
The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending May 4, 2006 – Published: May 8, 2006