Ralph James (RJ) Ballard

  • Wednesday March 4, 2015
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April 5, 1941 �" January 30, 2015

Ralph James (RJ) Ballard died peacefully at home after a brief bout with lung cancer and is survived by his loving husband of 38 years, Billy Nunes. Ralph and Billy were legally married at home a month before Ralph's passing. He is also survived by his youngest sister, Jean; oldest brother, Will; and their children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Bess and Buster Ballard; and younger brother, Pat.

A native of Oklahoma, RJ entered the Franciscan Monastery in Eureka, Missouri, where he spent nine years. RJ then moved to San Francisco, met Billy, and later moved to Guerneville. Licensed contractors in business for many years as Ballard & Nunes Home Repair, RJ and Billy then retired in Santa Rosa.

We owe a debt of gratitude to Memorial Hospice staff for their loving and attentive care.

He was our rock. In gratitude for his life, we miss him every day. May he rest in peace.

A private memorial will be held in Santa Rosa on April 5. For information: email [email protected] .