Frankie Ballard, of Valley Farms, 84, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2019 in Casa Grande, AZ. Frank Ballard was born on March 20, 1935 in Casa Grande/La Palma, Arizona to Terry L and Flora (Eddings) Smith.
She was the oldest of 4 with 3 younger brothers, Terry H. Smith, Paul S. Smith. And Wayne L. Smith. She grew up in Eloy where her father was minister of the Assembly of God Church. She met and married William (Bill) Ballard in 1951 and they had Carla(Greg)Boyd of Snowflake, AZ and Susan (George) Herman of Florence, AZ.
After the death of Bill, she remained a widow until she met and married Ric Winslow in 2001. She then acquired Tammy Wisdom, Phillip Winslow and Thomas Winslow.
She had 13 grandchildren, 14.66 great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Frankie was preceded in death by her parents, Bill, her brother Wayne and granddaughter Cassandra. She leaves behind her heartbroken family, Ric, her daughters, stepchildren, grandchildren, great grandchildren, 2 brothers, many relatives and lots and lots of friends.
She worked as a bookkeeper for the Arizona Department of Corrections for 35 years. She worked at the original Florence Prison Business office and helped open the Eyman prison and the Douglas prison business offices.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved having everyone come to her house either in Valley Farms or her summer home in Showlow, AZ and “Hang out!!”. She loved to shop, especially second hand stores, dance, tease her grandkids and great grandkids, and loved a “good” argument.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Family Care of Casa Grande, or Medisys Sunny Acres Care Home of Casa Grande.
A visitation will be held on Monday, May 13 at 8 am at Heritage Coolidge Funeral Home with a Funeral Service to begin at 9 am interment will take place at Heritage Valley Memorial Park.
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