Barbara Ballard, wife of LDS apostle M. Russell Ballard, dead at 86

President M. Russell Ballard leaves the October 2010 general conference with his wife, Barbara, who passed away October 1, 2018. Photo: Intellectual Reserve

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct, 1, 2018, (Gephardt Daily) — Barbara Bowen Ballard, wife of President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has died.

The Church announced Ballard’s death in a statement released Monday morning.

“It’s with deep sadness that we announce the passing of  Barbara Bowen Ballard, wife of President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “Sister Ballard passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on October 1, 2018. She was 86 years old. She faced a long battle with myriad health issues, including Alzheimer’s, with her characteristic grace and sense of humor.”

A public viewing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at noon at the Monument Park Stake Center, 1320 S. Wasatch Dr., Salt Lake City from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the same location Monday, Oct. 8 at noon.


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