PRICE- Our loving mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, Gaylene Mills Ballard, age 71, passed away June 9, 2008, while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Oct. 20, 1936 in Spring Canyon, Utah to Wilburn H. and Thusnelda G. Hunter Mills. Married Martin "Marty" H. Ballard, June 11, 1960 in Price, Utah; he died Nov. 23, 2005.
Gaylene was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and a graduate of Carbon High School. She was a dedicated employee of Safeway's in Price for many years.
Gaylene loved the outdoors, and she cherished all that it had to offer. She enjoyed working in her yard, riding horses, and spending time with her family
Gaylene was a lady of great strength and beauty, and she always brought great comfort to those around her. She was a friend to all and will be dearly missed by her family and a community of friends.
Survived by mother, Thusnelda Mills; two sons, Michael (Linda) Ballard; Lance Ballard, all of Price; brother, Gary (LaVange) Mills, Spring Glen; three granddaughters, Mikelle, Lacie and Haley; and many special nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by father and husband.
Graveside service, Thursday, June 12, 2008, 3 p.m. Price City Cemetery. Family was at Mitchell Funeral Home Thursday from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Friends are welcome at Mitchell Funeral Home daily.