Paula Marie Ballard

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Paula Marie Ballard

Paula Marie (Paun) Ballard, age 67, passed away of ovarian cancer on June 23, 2017 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, WA.

She and David Ballard were happily married for 44 wonderful years.

Born in Bozeman, MT on January 26, 1950, she was the daughter of Thomas and Harriet Paun.

She graduated from C.M. Russell High School, Great Falls MT in 1968.  She earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology from Montana State University in 1972. A year later she was awarded an elementary education certificate from the State of Montana. After completing an associate degree in manufacturing technology, Paula worked for the Boeing Company in Seattle, WA and retired in 2015 after 28 years of service.

She enjoyed participating in youth sports with her children by cheering, coaching, and driving.  Paula enjoyed golfing, collecting coins, and polishing rocks.

She will be remembered for her quick wit, ready laugh, and bright smile.

She is survived by her husband, David Ballard; daughter, Sarah Hill and her husband, Mike Hill; son, Nicholas Ballard; brother, Mark Paun; and sister, Pam Evans.  She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Harriet Paun and her sister, Marla Paun.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday October 7th at 2:30 PM at Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA.

Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (

3 Responses to “Paula Marie Ballard”

  • Pat Strand says:

    Dear Family of Paula,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy in Paula’s passing!!! She was a dear friend through school, and such a hoot to be around!!! I’ll treasure those sweet memories! God bless you all as you grieve with hope, leaning on Jesus! Love, Pat Strand

  • Janice (Hanson) Liane says:

    I was so very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. She was a good friend in high school–funny, smart,and it seemed like everyone in our class knew and liked her. My deepest sympathy–she is taken too soon.

  • Susan Storud-Barnes says:

    To David and family:

    We are all so sorry to hear of Paula’s Passing. I hope that you find some solace in the many wonderful memories of her. I will never forget her wonderful laugh and her brilliant smile. She always looked like she enjoyed her life. Rest In Peace Paula.

    Susan Storrud-Barnes

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