Paula Ellen Ball
November 2, 1943 – December 3, 2018
Paula Ellen Ball peacefully passed away, surrounded by family on December 3, 2018. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother was born to Merle Franklin DuVerger Sr and Ina Sophia Lukala on November 2, 1943 in Greenfield, MA. She was married to Tom Ball on February 14, 1980 and later sealed to Tom for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on February 13, 2001.
Paula and Tom had many wonderful years together. They enjoyed traveling to every state and took time to take in the sites along the way. Paula was always up for an adventure and enjoyed kayaking and rock climbing.
Paula radiated love. Those who knew Paula only had positive comments about her. So many will remember her smile and legacy of kindness.
Paula loved spending time with family not only her immediate family but her church family. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she truly loved teaching primary children the stories of Jesus. Paula found joy by staying busy by selflessly serving others. She read to children in the library weekly.
Paula is survived by her husband Tom, sons Barry (Laura) Taylor and Neil (Janda) Taylor, Tom Ball Jr. daughter Felicia Ball, grandsons Jeremiah (Marlee) Taylor, Randy Taylor, and Derek Ball. Granddaughter Leslie (Taylor) Hackett, Great granddaughter Penelope Taylor. Great granddaughter Angelina Hackett, great grandsons Preston Hackett and Casey Hackett.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters June, Joyce, and brother Art.
Pallbearers: Barry, Randy and Neil Taylor Derek Ball and Jeremiah Taylor
Honorary Pallbearers: Tom Ball Jr, Cory Ball, Bill Hodges (brother-in-law), Felicia Ball
- Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018
- Graveside Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Paula Ellen Ball
December 9, 2018
Paula was so sweet to be around. She was kind and warm and here in Frisco we didn't get to enjoy her as much as we had wanted. The time was too short.
My love and condolences to Tom and his family.
December 5, 2018
I loved Aunt Paula's laugh, it was so infectious! Whenever I think of her, I always picture her laughing! I love you both Aunt Paula and Uncle Tom. I hope you find peace Uncle Tom in knowing you will be with her again. Sending lots of prayers your way!
December 4, 2018
Tom and Family,
It’s with a very heavy heart that I put thoughts and memories of PD in print. I deeply regret that I am not able to be there, I have treatment the 6th. We (Libbie&I) have fond memories of the four of us & Luke RVing around the country together. Working together at Travlers Woods CG in Massachusetts. The winter in Desert Hot Springs where Paula became Paula Dawn(PD). This was around the time PD was in the Reality business doing her best to sell Antlers, OK to America. We were driving around and spotted this huge billboard with this very beautiful looking blonde, like PD, it read, Paula Dawn and Associates, Reality. From that moment on our sweet Paula has been Paula Dawn or PD. Many wonderful memories to hold on to. We will miss you deeply. We’ll look in the heavens on a bright stary night. We’ll smile and say, hey PD, remember when we kayaked with the Manatees? That really huge one swam next to you on the surface and followed us for a long ways, finally gave you a wink and returned to his friends. At those times we’ll be assured your safe, well, and taking long deep breaths. Love you PD. Don’t worry about Tom. There’s a village to look after him.
Love to you, Tom and Family
Bill and Libbie