Navada Ballou Obituary

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Navada Irene Ballou

August 30, 1921 - August 3, 2014
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Navada Irene (Anderson) Ballou was born on August 30, 1921. She went to Heaven on August 3, 2014. In between, she had sometimes hard, but always amazing life. Navada spent her childhood in Oklahoma and Colorado. As a little girl, she worked in fields picking one kind of crop or another. At 18, she moved to California where she lived until moving to Arizona 23 years ago. Navada had a very inquisitive mind and loved learning. At the age of 48, after raising her family, she went back to school and got her diploma. A master seamstress, Navada made everything from helicopter covers to bridal veils. She got a job at Disneyland, in decorating...
Navada Irene (Anderson) Ballou was born on August 30, 1921. She went to Heaven on August 3, 2014.

In between, she had sometimes hard, but always amazing life.

Navada spent her childhood in Oklahoma and Colorado. As a little girl, she worked in fields picking one kind of crop or another. At 18, she moved to California where she lived until moving to Arizona 23 years ago.

Navada had a very inquisitive mind and loved learning. At the age of 48, after raising her family, she went back to school and got her diploma.
A master seamstress, Navada made everything from helicopter covers to bridal veils. She got a job at Disneyland, in decorating department, which she always felt was a gift from God. She worked there until retirement.

During her retirement, she volunteered at the Center for Concerned Christians. If someone needed housing, she took them in. She fed the hungry and cared for the sick. Even at 92, she was still visiting shut-ins, sharing the word of God and a prayer.

A little out of character was her love for baseball and basketball. If at all possible, she never missed a Suns or Diamondbacks t.v. game.

Navada had two daughters: Sandra and Cheryl. Her girls were her life. When Sandra went to Heaven last year, after 25 years of suffering with M.S., Navada's need of caring for Sandra was done. Her heart was broken and eventually failed.

Navada is survived by her "Baby Girl" Cheryl Worth who was her companion, helper and friend; her son-in-law, Alan Worth, whom she loved and admired for being such a great husband to her daughter and a coach for her.

Out of five siblings, Navada has one remaining sister, Mildred Muirhead. She also has numerous cousins, niece and nephews.
Navada is also survived by her extended family Dora Sinclair who sang her into glory with Handel's "Come To Me" as she took her last breath; Dora's husband, Paul, her precious granddaughter, Becky Seymann, sweet grandson John Keeney and his wife, Denise. She also has two darling great grand- children; Sophia and Jackson, who loving called her "GiGi."

A celebration of her life will take place at 10:30 AM on August 30th, which would have been Navada's 93rd birthday, at the First Baptist Church of Sun Lakes. Navada will be interned beside her daughter, Sandra, at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, California.


Arrangements under the direction of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ. to leave condolences visit, www.valleyofthesunfuneralhome.com.

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"Cheryl, it was always nice to have your Mom come back to the house with you and Alan after his swim meets here in Prescott. She was always both fun and..." Mary & Larry Worth (Prescott, AZ)

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