Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ivie WOOD BALLARD (1891-1985)

Ivie WOOD abt 1896

Angus Franklin BALLARD and Ivie WOOD

Angus b.1885 in Grafton, UT son of Edward Harvey BALLARD and Maria Louisa RUSSELL, m. 25 Feb 1909 at St. George, UT to Ivie WOOD daughter of John WOOD Jr. and Sarah JaneGIBSON , Ivie was born 4 Jan 1891 at Grafton, UT. Angus died 3 Dec 1972 in Salt Lake City, UT, Ivie died 31 Mar 1985 in Salt Lake City, UT.

HISTORY NOTE: When Ivie's brother John Andrew WOOD died in Hurricane, UT 19 Jun 1932 his widow Laura Elizabeth PARKER WOOD and children moved in with Ivie for several months until they could get settled in Salt Lake City after their move from Hurricane.

Ivie WOOD BALLARD and child

Ivie WOOD BALLARD and three of her children
- my best guess is from oldest here to youngest -
right 2 LaRee BALLARD (1911-200), left 3 Claudia BALLARD (1914-2004), baby 4 Reba BALLARD,
not pictured - first born child 1 Erma (Jun 1909-Jul 1909), 5 Maxine BALLARD, 6 Merlin Wood BALLARD, 7 Delmain Gibson BALLARD.

Photos from the collection of Laura Elizabeth PARKER WOOD.
I will add more photos of Ivie and her family as I come across them.

I don't have any contact with the decedents of Ivie WOOD BALLARD. I am hoping her grandchildren will search and find these wonderful photos she had gave to her brother Andrew and sister in-law Laura some as long ago as one hundred years. I have other photos of the BALLARD children and will scan them when I can.

Deseret News Obituaries found online:
Obituary: LaRee Ballard Hargis
Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 12:00 a.m. MST

LaRee Ballard Hargis, beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, died March 19, 2000.

She was born Sept. 14, 1911 in Hurricane, Utah to Angus Franklin Ballard and Ivie Wood Ballard. She married Charles Katris and later divorced. Charles and LaRee had one son. She married John Calvin Hargis. LaRee and Cal had one daughter and one son.Graduated from West High School. She worked at the Rialto Theater as an usherette, Skaggs Drugstore as a cashier, Keeleys Restaurant and Toms Cafe as a waitress and The Foxy Lady dress shop until retiring in 1981.

She is survived by her daughter, Arline Hedges of Murray; her son, Ron (Gail) Hargis of Hurricane, UT; her son, Clair Katris of Florida; her brothers, Merlin (Vi) Ballard; Delmain (Sadie) Ballard; her sisters, Claudia Juretich; Reba Carn and Maxine Duffy; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was loved by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Cal and granddaughter, Karen Stokes....

Obituary: Claudia Ballard Juretich
Deseret News (Salt Lake City) , Oct 22, 2004

1914 ~ 2004

ST. GEORGE, UTAH - Claudia Ballard Juretich, 90, completed her life's work and joined with Janette, Shaun, Cami and Orion. She passed away peacefully Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 8:36 a.m. at her home, and in the company of her son and daughter, in St. George, Utah.

Claudia was born June 8, 1914 in Hurricane Utah, the daughter of Angus and Ivie Wood Ballard and the oldest of seven [correction-third of seven], Erma, LaRee, Reba, Maxine, Merlin, and Delmain. She married Matt Juretich (now deceased) of Murray, Utah on August 14, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Claudia grew up in Hurricane and later moved to Salt Lake where she graduated from West High, was married, and blessed with five children (Marlene, Amber, Tamra, Janette, Kim), the first, second, and fourth preceding her in death. She delighted in her 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She learned to play the piano, sew, garden, decorate wedding cakes, and make amazing cookies and treats. A voracious reader, she completed thousands of books. She was an example of how not to be idle.

Claudia loved to laugh and found the good in life. She was extraordinarily giving to family and friends. She was sensitive of how others felt and would commonly do without so others could have her best. Some of her favorite remarks were, "May as well laugh than cry." "That's wonderful!" and "Oh, goodie!" Her hallmark statement was, "Just do the best you can", and we intend to do just that. Thanks Grandma....

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Ivie WOOD BALLARD with brothers abt 1965 -
William Erwin WOOD (1893-1969), Ether WOOD (1889-1974)


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Live Life said...

My name is Misty, I am a granddaughter a Claudia. Our Mother passed away just this year in February. Im sure we have many pictures that we can scan for you to add if you would like. My email address is Please let me know what we can do.