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Bernadetta Zelma Ball

September 9, 1923 — March 1, 2019

Bernadetta Zelma Ball

Bernadetta Zelma Reiman Ball, 95, passed away March 1, 2019 at the Franklin County Transitional Care Center in Preston, Idaho.  She was born Sept. 9, 1923 in Lawrence, Nebraska, the daughter of James and Amelia Heinz Reiman.  She married Marion Hobart Ball on June 8, 1943 in Seattle, Washington.  He preceded her in death on January 17, 1988.

She was an avid volunteer for many community projects.  She helped found the original hospice organization for Franklin County.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, canning, flowers and traveling.  She always had an atlas map by her to reference different places in the world.  She loved flying her Cessna airplane. Most of all, she loved her grandkids and they were the pride and joy of her life- she frequently boasted about them!

She is survived by a son, Garry Ball of Makaha, Oahu, Hawaii; by six grandchildren and by many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband and by a daughter, Lynne Slade.

Graveside committal services will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Eaton, Colorado Cemetery.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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