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Obituary: Mildred "Millie" LaVerne Ballard

Mildred "Millie" LaVerne Ballard, 71, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at her home in Kingman after a courageous battle with cancer. Millie was born on Nov. 29, 1944, in Avenal, Calif.

Millie is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Herbert Ballard; a son, Troy Ballard of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Patrick King of San Jose, Calif.; three grandsons, Branden Ballard and Zachery and Garrett King of San Jose, Calif.; one granddaughter, Julieanna Ballard of Medford, Ore.; two sisters, Doris Cates of Golden Valley and Terrie Swalley of Corning, Calif.; one brother, Eldon Corter of Kingman; three sisters-in-law, Arvilla Ballard and Nancy Higgins of Eugene, Ore., and Evelyne Burke of Spokane, Wash.; and too many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and grandnephews to list.

Millie thoroughly enjoyed spending time visiting and sharing stories with family and friends, strolling on the sunny beaches at Pismo Beach and rooting for her favorite sports teams.

A celebration of life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3575 Shaeffer Ave., Kingman.

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