Hazel Claire Ballard
February 6, 2019
Hazel Claire Ballard went to be with her Lord and Savior 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 she was born in Mitchell Neb., on Feb. 7, 1936 to Clifford and Mae (Scott) McCart, she went to school in Mitchell through the 10th grade when she quit school to help her parents in a cafe they owned.
They later moved to the Sand Hills to work on ranches where Hazel met and married Shorty Ballard on Feb. 14, 1954. They were married almost 65 years. They had two children; Boyd, who passed away Feb. 8, 2017 and Cindy, who works for Anderson Farms. Hazel was a long time member of the Snowy Range Cattle Women, member of Presbyterian church and she had been a member of the Encampment Riverside Lions Club where she became the first lady president. She is preceded in death by her parents, her son, two brothers and her sister. She is survived by her husband Shorty, and her daughter Cindy, one brother and a host of friends, nephews, nieces and cousins. She will be greatly missed by all.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.