Nathalie Cameron (Ewing) Ballard
Nathalie Cameron (Ewing) Ballard, age 86, and long-time summer resident of
North Hero, VT, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, 16 Jun 2022.
Nathalie was born on May 5, 1936, in Ipswich, the daughter of the late
Earl Morton Ewing and Katherine (Cameron) Ewing. Nathalie exceled in
school, earning all A’s every year from the first grade through high
school. Nathalie was reading the newspaper at age 3 to her Gramps Cameron
and commenced first grade at 5 ½. When black-marketers came into Ipswich
because of the war, her Dad closed the Ewing Market and moved the family
to Weymouth. Nathalie graduated from Weymouth High School taking the
honors college program. While also taking 10 years of classical piano, she
completed her high school honors program in 3 years, taking 4 years of
Latin, 3 years of French, and 2 years of Spanish; along with her regular
honors curriculum. She remained
treasurer of her high school class despite fulfilling all requirements and
graduating in 3 years. Nathalie is a proud member of the “nifty fifties”
of Weymouth High School. Upon graduating high school, she declared that
her life’s ambition was to be a housewife. In this search, she spotted her
future husband, Duel Ryon Ballard, Jr at the First National store in South
Weymouth. It was love at first sight! Duel was working part time while
finishing his 4th year of engineering and prior to graduation.
Duel worked for the National Bureau of Standards, Harry Diamond Labs, the
War Department, and Bureau of Aeronautics (Navy) in Washington, DC and
Virginia for over 34 years, where they raised their family of 4 children.
Nathalie commenced college courses in Virginia, however, her growing
family was of paramount importance. Nathalie was an active member of the
Order of Odd Fellows Rebecca. She completed all chairs, including being
installed Grandmaster of the D.C. Chapter Friendship Lodge IOOF-12. She
and Duel enjoyed being members of 3 square dance clubs in the area.
Nathalie was an avid reader, and had an expertise in antiques and antique
collection of all forms, glass, china, toys, furniture, and paintings.
What she most enjoyed in her later years, however, was spending time with
her family, including her children, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great
grandchildren. Nathalie cherished each as the finest rose in the garden.
She loved competitively playing card and board games with her
Nathalie is survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years, Duel Ryon
Ballard Jr. She is also survived by her son, Cameron and his wife Jill
Ballard of Bryans Road, MD, daughter-in-law Lori Ballard of Seaford, DE;
son-in-law Peter Livesey of Mooresville, NC; and numerous relatives from
states around the country including: grandchildren and spouses, Amanda
(George), Ryon (Tiffany) , Cameron Jr, Taylor (Kristen), Nathalie, Heather
(Matt), Mike (Dawn), Samuel (Kristen), Joshua (Patricia), and Justin; and
great grandchildren (Vaden, Walker, Kayla, Cameron, Quinn, Autumn, Chris,
Heaven, Sawyer, Michelle, and Camryn, sister-in-law Sandee Ewing. Nieces
and nephews and spouses Godson James (Gweneth), Linda (Ian), George
(Connie), Steven (Laureen), Joan (Kevin), Gail (David), Glen (Jerilyn),
Jeffrey (Maria), Donald (Kim), and Robert (Dollene); cousins Timothy
(Kay), James (Linda), Jo Boccigrosso, and many grand-nieces and nephews
and friends. She will be greatly missed by them all. She was predeceased
by her brother Earl Morton Ewing, Jr., her children Duel Ryon III, Kathy
Doris, and Cynthia Jean Livesey.
Visitation for her family and friends will held Sunday, June 26 from 6 to
9 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.
Her funeral Service, with the
Reverend Samuel Alberty officiating and contributing deacon James Ballard
of Milton VT, will be held in the funeral home on Monday, June 27 at 11
am. Nathalie will then be laid to rest with the ashes of her daughter
Cynthia Jean beside her
beloved grandparents in the Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. Memorial flowers
will be appreciated as well as memorial contributions in her name to Paul
Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp at www.holeinthewallgang.org/contact/
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