June 11, 1957 – January 4th, 2023
Wayne Ballard passed peacefully in his Springville, Utah home the morning of January 4th, 2023, surrounded by his children.
Born in Palo Alto, California to Alaine Rothchild and Ralph Ballard, Wayne was raised in the Bay Area and attended Mountain View High School and De Anza College. Having moved to Utah in 2006 with his family, Wayne loved the beautiful mountains, but was less impressed with the snowy winters. He was never one to willingly venture out into a blizzard, but always seemed to get himself into a pickle if he did. We credit his dear friends for helping to pull him out of the mud a time or two and always helping to keep his work life entertaining.
An incredibly selfless, kind and strong man, Wayne epitomized the word father and will be sorely missed by his children and grandchildren. Stoic to his core, Wayne never complained and would have given the shirt off his back to help a stranger. Most proud of his enormous collection of pins, Wayne could be found gallivanting around the country to visit as many baseball and football stadiums as possible, or seeking out new Hard Rock Cafes just about anywhere he visited.
An avid music lover, his old iPod could rival the best of them and his record collection is something to behold. He loved traveling and was able to do so with his children whenever possible. His children plan to fulfill his desire to see every baseball field in the country as we are confident he’ll be sitting along side us cheering for the A’s. Truly loved by all those who had the privilege to know him, he will be missed beyond measure.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the Meadowbrook Building located at 678 S 950 W in Springville, Utah. Please come any time between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
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