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Harry S. Ball

September 22, 1925 - March 25, 2015

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BALL, Harry "Stanley"
9/22/1925 - 3/25/2015
Stanley Ball, 89, passed peacefully away on March 25, 2015. Preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Lou. Survived by daughter Sandy Capistran (Mike) and wonderful grandfather to Alyson and Joey.
After serving his country as a Marine in WWII and Korea, Stan lived in Edgewater, Colorado for most of his adult life. He retired from the Federal Center in 1980 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and reading.
Memorial Service Monday, April 6th , 1:00 pm at Crown Hill Mortuary Pavilion.

Harry "Stanley" Ball
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BALL, Harry "Stanley"
9/22/1925 - 3/25/2015
Stanley Ball, 89, passed peacefully away on March 25, 2015. Preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Lou. Survived by daughter Sandy Capistran (Mike) and wonderful grandfather to Alyson and Joey.
After serving his country as a Marine in WWII and Korea, Stan lived in Edgewater, Colorado for most of his adult life. He retired from the Federal Center in 1980 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and reading.
Memorial Service Monday, April 6th , 1:00 pm at Crown Hill Mortuary Pavilion.

Harry "Stanley" Ball
Known as Stan to his family and friends was born in Hennessey OK on Sept 22, 1925.
Stan was a simple man, raised as a farmer, a hard worker, always put his family first, and always quiet about his accomplishments.
Stan was born to serve, he joined the Marines as early as he could (too early actually ''' you could do that back then) and honorably served in WWII in the South Pacific and rejoined to fight in Korea. He could shoot; he could really shoot and consistently achieved highest rankings with multiple weapons.
When his service was over, he moved to Colorado, met and married Mary Lou in 1954. They bought a small house in Edgewater from his Aunt Annie and raised their daughter Sandy. Stan worked and retired from the Denver Federal Center mostly doing Federal protection but also running the shooting range (that was what he really loved), teaching other to refine their skills and respect their weapons, again achieving highest shooting rankings as a civilian. Stan loved to hunt, everything from birds, small game to deer and elk. It was a great winter in that little house in Edgewater with deer and elk meat in the freezer.
Edgewater was home for over 60 years, Sandy grew up there, and most of the extended family lived close. Their friends were there and Stan was a Reserve Police Officer in town. After Sandy graduated and moved away, Stan and Mary Lou happily lived in their home until Mary Lou died in 2002. Then Stan remained there alone, taking care of himself, his house and his flower gardens, and reading Louis Lamour books until he fell with a heart attack shoveling snow. After that, he moved to Homestead Assisted Living in Lakewood and adapted to a quieter routine, still up early every day, outside for a morning cigarette, then coffee with the cooks before most others were even awake.
Stan and Mary Lou loved their time with the grandchildren, Alyson and Joey. Alyson was born on March 22 which was exactly 6 months later than Stan's birthday so her ½ birthday was always celebrated at the same time (yes, just a little spoiled). He "tried" to teach them to fish and of course shoot ''' but, just BB guns.
Overall, Stan lived a quiet, simple life (except for war ''' nothing simple about that). He was a member of that proud generation that woke up early every day, did a full day's work, and took care of their family. He is survived only by his daughter, her husband and two grandchildren. He outlived his entire side of the family and most of Mary Lou's as well with the exception of nieces and nephews and most of his neighbors. At 89 years, his body just refused to fight any more and he succumbed to pneumonia on March 25th.
He is loved, admired, and will be missed every single day.