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Lilla Belle Ballew


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July 22, 1944 — December 27, 2020

Lilla Belle McLaughlin Ballew, age 76, passed away on December 27, 2020 at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis, NM. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00AM at South Park Cemetery in Roswell, New Mexico.

Lilla Belle was born July 22, 1944 in Sabinal Uvalde County, Texas to Charles C and Wyva F McLaughlin. Lilla graduated Roswell High School in 1961 and attended New Mexico State University. She married the love of her life; Brian Dale Ballew on May 6, 1961. Lilla always had a career in telecommunications, she retired from AT&T of 26 years and E.N.M.R. of 14 years. She is a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a member of the BPO DOES #108, and a member of the Red Hat Ladies. Lilla Belle loved to garden, play dominoes, do jigsaw puzzles, and walk her dog.

Survivors include; her son; Stephen Ballew (Cheryl) of Farmington NM, her daughter; Gayla Lonsdale (Ridley) of Farwell TX, her grandson; Joel Ballew of Farmington NM, her granddaughters; Tiffany (Travis) Bartausky of Blackfoot ID, Rachel Singer (Joshua) of Mesa AZ, Abigail (Michael) Scollard of El Paso TX, her 7 great-granddaughters, 5 great grandsons, her sister; Alisa Runyan (John), her brother; Calvin McLaughlin (Jacqui), her brother-in-law; Ron Ballew, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; Charles C and Wyva F McLaughlin, her husband; Brian Ballew, her sister; Julia Johnson, her brother; Cleon McLaughlin and her sister-in-law; Shirley Ballew.

“Remember me with smiles and laughter for that’s the way I’ll remember you.”

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Lilla’s family would like to thank the caregivers from K Bees, Plains Regional Hospice, and Retirement Ranch for their loving ministry.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be sent to: AT&T Pioneers, P.O. Box 758515, Topeka, KS 66675-8515; The Salvation Army, Donor Relations, P.O. Box 900, Clovis, NM, 88101; or Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, 2217 E Brady, Clovis, NM, 88101.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home, Inc, 575-762-4435, www.muffleyfuneralhome.com

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