Julie Ann Ballard
August 12, 1955 – July 1, 2019
Julie Ann Ballard age 63 of Conifer, Colorado, was met by our Lord in her passing on July 1st, 2019 at UC Health Medical Hospital. She was born August 12th, 1955 to William and Dorothy (Taylor) Haas, where she grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. After graduating from North High, Julie studied music while attending the University of Nebraska. She began her career, as an innovative entrepreneur, when she opened her first business, Julie’s Dancercise Studio in Lincoln, Nebraska, sharing her enthusiasm for music and dance.
After moving to Colorado (1988), Julie continued her education, specializing in skincare, and opening her business, Beautiful Skin Professional Esthetics in Evergreen, Colorado. She became well known in this mountain community, not only as a professional business woman, but as an endearing friend to many, a beloved wife, mother of two sons, grandmother “Nana” to several grandchildren. Julie’s great love of life and positivity was felt by all those she met. She touched the lives of so many women in every stage of life, helping them to feel confident and beautiful. She was active in her community, sharing her musical talents through local theater, singing the National Anthem, and performing with her band Endorphin Holiday. She sang with several church choirs and praise bands. Julie was membership director for the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, and a founding member of Women of Evergreen Businesses (WEB).
She was an active supporter for suicide prevention, and “Project Sanctuary”, an organization helping military veterans and families overcome the affects of PTSD. Julie loved her family immensely, cherishing each unique relationship she had with her sons, of whom she was so very proud, and all her grandchildren, which she took every opportunity to “spoil”. She will always be remembered as a truly beautiful blessing to all those that had the pleasure of knowing her. Julie is survived by her husband Jack Ballard, her parents William and Dorothy Haas, her son Aaron Malone (Laura)- their children Ash and Logan(Aaron’s father Tom Malone), her son Judson Cushing (Dawn)- their children Madison, Lincoln, and Carter, her brothers, Rick Haas (Jeanne) and James “Jimmy”Haas (Christine) and several nieces and nephews. Also loved by Jack’s children; Jana Ballard (her son Christopher), Jeff Ballard, and Jill Ballard Grogg (Ben)- their children Cade and Ellie. A Celebration of Life will take place Sunday August 11th at 2pm. Aspen Ridge Church 27154 N. Turkey Creek Rd Evergreen CO 80439. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to “Project Sanctuary” @ www.projectsanctuary.us
~You're original, cannot be replaced If you only knew what the future holds After a hurricane comes a rainbow Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow And when it's time, you'll know “Firework” Katy Perry
- Project Sanctuary
Julie Ann Ballard
July 15, 2019
Julie, a beautiful woman, both inside and out! I always admired you for so many reasons. You were so very talented in so many ways and you were always willing to share those talents with others. You always showed compassion for others, especially all the soldiers. Your love of family was something else. You remained strong when others would not have stood at all. I will always treasure our many talks when I came to see you for a facial. May you rest in peace! God Bless you and your family! Love sent your way. Bonnie
July 13, 2019
Julie was such a beautiful person inside and out .... But it was her VOICE that shone above everything else. I have fond memories of tearing up while hearing her sing the National Anthem.
July 12, 2019
I met Julie in 9th grade. We lost touch through the years and I was fortunate to reconnect with her last year. I enjoyed watching her perform and spending time reminiscing about our past. She was such a beautiful person inside & out and always had a smile and great personality. She will be missed by all. She had a way of touching your heart. God bless you and all your family!
July 11, 2019
Julie was one of my best friends for over 22 years. She was one of the sweetest, kindest, most loving people I have ever known! We had so much fun together and I will miss her desperately!
July 11, 2019
Julie was a light in the Evergreen community. She always had a bright, broad smile for me and my family. She obviously had a lot of love in her heart and life, and will be sorely missed.
July 10, 2019
My heart is just shattered. Jack, you are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.
Julie will be deeply missed and we are honored she chose Project Sanctuary. Her good works and legacy will be paid forward helping hundreds of military families.... My favorite memories are when she visited our retreat, oh how she just glowed... and any time she sang the Star Spangled Banner.
July 9, 2019
Julie and I laughed a lot. She was the keeper of my facials and waxing! She was a passionate person, and loved her family fiercely!!!
I’ve listened to her sing at venues, plays and always, The National Anthem. That was one very patriotic lady! We weren’t the best of friends, but we were friends.
My thoughts and condolences to Jack and family. She was so proud of all of you!!
July 8, 2019
I just learned of Julie’s passing today. I have no words. We were the best of friends in elementary, junior high and high school. My deepest sympathies to her family. She was such a beautiful person. Pam OlsonCalhoun