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Aug. 14, 1943 – Dec. 29, 2019
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In Loving Memory
Janet Alice Ballard, age 76, passed away December 29th, 2019.
Janet is survived by her son Jeff Ballard, daughter Jennifer Dykes, three grandchildren, Chantelle Ballard, Jared Dykes, Audrey Ballard, and companion, George Vieth. Janet was born August 14th, 1943 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While attending college in Milwaukee, Janet met her late husband, Jim Ballard. The two married and moved to California in the 1960s where they had their three children. Although Northern California was “home,” the family also lived in Singapore and Brazil.
Janet was extremely dedicated to her community and maintained many hobbies. She volunteered teaching English at the Oakdale Library, was a hospice bridge player and worked for the Oakdale Leader.
Janet was also a lifelong golfer and active member of Oakdale Golf & Country Club as well as an avid Bowler at the McHenry Bowling alley.
“Always positive and upbeat,” Janet had a fun-loving personality. All who knew and loved her, enjoyed her healthy sarcasm and jokester nature. Janet brought life to all situations.
Memorial service will be held at Oakdale Golf & Country Club. Date to be determined.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Jan. 15, 2020