Char Lee Frances Ball

7/13/1942 - 5/4/2014

On Sunday, May 4, 2014, Char Lee Ball left this earth quietly and at peace, just as she led her life, after a ten year courageous battle with cancer. Char Lee was born in Seattle, WA, to Charles and Margaret (Cornett) Packer. When Char Lee was young, the family relocated to Roseburg, OR. She attended Fir Grove Elementary, Central Jr. High and was in the first class to attend the newly built Joseph Lane Jr. High School and then graduated from Roseburg Senior High School in 1959. She actually met the love of her life, Bob, when she was only in the 7 grade. On July 1, 1961, she married the love of her life, Bob Ball. They were a couple that had such a special true love and commitment to each other, that it was recognized by all who knew them. They would have celebrated their 53 anniversary this coming July. Char Lee enjoyed many activities: country western dancing with her husband, camping, traveling, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

She had been a member of the Mounted Sheriff’s Posse; was very involved in Scouts; went to Charm School in Portland then taught Wendy Ward charm classes at Montgomery Ward for two years; a graduate of Eugene Beauty College, later working as a cosmetologist in the Roseburg area and attended Umpqua Community College. She began working for the Roseburg Public Schools in 1972 as an Instructional Aide at Eastwood Elementary, than became a Behavior Management Assistant in the Special Program Department with special needs children, finally retiring in 1999.

She was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha; Masonic Order of Job’s Daughter; member of Roseburg #8 and Oakland #91 chapters Order of Eastern Star: Worthy Matron six times during her 53 years in the organization; appointed as Grand Representative, in Oregon, to the state of Wyoming, which she attended in Sheraton, WY; Grand Marshall for the Order of Eastern Star 1999.

Char Lee is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bob Ball; sons: Craig and wife Kim along with their children, Troy and Jessica, Roseburg; Robert and his children, Kaitlyn and Jamie, Chugiak, Alaska. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: OHSU Foundation, Dr. Rodney Pommier, Carcinoid Research, 1121 SW Salmon St. Suite #100, Portland, OR, 97205. A Celebration of Life/potluck will be held at a later date, at one of the parks, here in Roseburg.


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