Posted by: Beth | April 13, 2012

William Tracy Ball Obit


The funeral of W.T. Ball was held Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from the Prohs Funeral Home. Rev. E. Lee Williams officiated. The mixed quartette of the Christian Church composed of Mr. George Baird, Mrs. Clifford Hetrick, Mrs. M.E. Longfellow and Mr. Clifford Hetrick accompanied by Mrs. J.F. Findley sang “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere”, “Some Time We’ll Understand” and Mr. Ball’s favorite song “Life’s Railway to Heaven”. A large Crowd attended filling the funeral home to more than capacity. The floral offering was large covering the casket, banked and arranged around it in a beautiful manner. Mr. Ball with his family came to Longmont about the time the Great Western Sugar Factory started in 1903, where he has been employed ever since and was assistant superintendent at the time of his death. He was not only one of the most influential and leading members of the Christian church but one of the outstanding characters of the community. He was generous and charitable beyond measure, believing that the true spirit of Christianity and the brotherhood of man consisted in serving others. He loved his fellow men and was willing at all times to sacrifice his personal comforts and welfare that others might be more happy. Longmont looses heavily in the passing away of this citizen who was held in high esteem and loved by all who knew him.

Transcribed as published on 22 Sep 1931 in The Longmont Times – Call Newspaper


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