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2000 47th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: 970-353-1212
Fax: 970-353-4881
Juanita Ball

Juanita Joy Ball

Thursday, December 17th, 1931 - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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Juanita Joy Ball, 87, of Greeley was reunited in heaven with her husband, Wayne Ball, on their anniversary, September 03, 2019. Born December 17, 1931 in Shickley, Nebraska, she was second of the five surviving children of Curtis and Esther (Salmen) Witt.
As a child, Juanita lived in Nebraska, Arizona and Greeley. The family later moved to Evans where she continued school, then entered Greeley High School. Her family moved to Briggsdale in 1947. Serving coffee at a turkey shoot, she met Wayne Ervin Ball, her “dream man”. She graduated from Briggsdale High School in 1949.
Due to a teacher shortage, she taught at Carr Elementary School on an Emergency Teaching Certificate at age seventeen. Juanita and Wayne married September 3, 1950 in Greeley and moved to Fort Collins where they both attended Colorado A&M.
The couple moved to Prospect Valley in 1954 where Juanita pioneered a kindergarten and led Good News Clubs. They made deeply cherished lifetime friends in the community and Prospect Community Church. She led children’s programs, taught Sunday School and was a frequently requested vocalist and musician for community events. She was also the voice of Aunt Juanita for Tel-a-Story.
An accomplished seamstress, she made her own clothes, three-piece suits and wedding dresses for family and friends. At the urging of a friend, she entered clothing at the Weld County Fair and won Grand Champion awards.
The couple moved to Greeley in 1982 where Juanita taught senior education courses at AIMS Community College for nearly 20 years. At the end of a class, she would celebrate with a party and bake everyone their favorite pie.
She formed the Happy Harper’s Harmonica Band, performing in countless community events and venues. Juanita’s music lessons to all ages spanned over 50 years.
Juanita was recognized as volunteer of the year at Fairacres Manor in 1992. Also, a nutrition and fitness enthusiast, she was awarded a Greeley Tribune Unsung Hero award in 2001. Juanita and Wayne enjoyed tending their gardens and growing roses. There were never too many roses. Juanita encouraged others by enthusiastically sharing her faith, commitment, and Biblical principles, while leading music, women’s Bible studies, and exercise groups. Wayne and Juanita were active members of St. Paul’s Congregational Church for over 25 years.
Thankful to have shared her life are sons, Wayne (Beth) Jr., Randy and Steve; three grandchildren, David (Erin) Ball, Janey (Brian) White and Alyssa Ball; great-grandchildren, Andi, Cache, Elle, Lilah and a fifth expected; siblings, Jacqueline (Carroll) Cone, Carolyn (Tom) Truitt and sister-in-law, Henrietta Witt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wayne, brothers and sister in law, Jerry Witt, James (Lorraine) Witt, infant sister, Norma and infant grandson, Ryan Wayne Ball.

Visitation will be 4-7p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley.
Graveside Committal will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 3400 W 28th Street, Greeley.
Life Celebration will be 11a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at St. Paul’s Congregational Church, 1525 43rd Avenue, Greeley, with reception to follow.
Memorial gifts may be made to “Christian Women’s Fellowship” at St. Paul’s or “Prospect Community Church” in care of Adamson. Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 13th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Adamson Celebration Center
    Address
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Paul's Congregational Church
    Address
    Address Not Available
  • Interment

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    Address
    3400 28th Street
    GREELEY, CO 80634
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Karen Westerbeck

Posted at 12:08pm
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June Huwa

Posted at 02:27pm
The first time I saw Juanita, she and Wayne walked into Prospect Community Church carrying the infant Wayne Jr. and sat in the back row. I must have turned around when they walked in and saw this dark-haired beauty I thought looked just like Snow White. I kept turning around in my seat to look at her.
I grew up listening to Juanita sing, leading the singing for the children's Sunday School, and leading Good News Club. My brother Randy was a member of her first kindergarten class. My mother and grandmother rushed her to the hospital the night she went into labor with Steve because Wayne was out of town.
She had a lasting impact on my life, and I'm sure she's celebrating in Heaven
right now.
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Wendell L Ball

Posted at 04:27pm
Dear Juanita Ball Family,
Janice and I pray for your peace with the passing of Aunt Juanita. She was a beautiful
enthusiastic Aunt. My brother and I were honored to be ringbearers at her and Uncle Wayne's 1950 wedding ceremony. She was a great role model for us all.
Love to each,
Wendell and Janice
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Harold and Bonnie Reiff

Posted at 11:21am
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Juanita

Posted at 12:06pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29)
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