Gail E. (Lewis) Ballou, 76, a lifetime resident of Swanzey died on Monday, November 30, 2020, at Langdon Place of Keene. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health with the love of family near.
Gail was born the daughter of the late Isabel (Clark) and Harold Lewis on October 4, 1944, in Swanzey. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1962.
On November 14, 1964, she exchanged vows with Robert “Bob” W. Ballou at the First Congregational Church in Swanzey. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Bob passed on June 28, 2020, after fifty-five
years of marriage.
She was employed by the Monadnock Regional School District as a Cook and Server for fifteen years prior to her retirement in 1994. Prior, she had worked at Cheshire Medical Center in the Coffee Shop as a server for five years.
She enjoyed sewing and cooking meals for her family. Much time was spent working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Gail always kept a tidy home and loved to watch the birds and many butterflies that frequented her gardens. Many Sundays were spent singing in the United Church of Jaffery choir, as well as attending and contributing to many of the church’s
events, groups, and suppers. Some of her favorite memories were spent raising her granddaughter. She also gave freely of her time for many years to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Meadowood Fire Department
Mrs. Ballou is survived by her daughter, Jenny R. Gordon of Swanzey. Her granddaughter, Kellie E. Gordon of Swanzey. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Gail is predeceased by her daughter, Michelle E. Ballou who passed in 1985. Her siblings; Sybil Delworth, Marilyn Kubicki, Harold Lewis Jr. Donald Lewis, and Pearl James.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, from 6 to 8 pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will occur on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 11 am. in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead Hwy, Rt 32 S. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Gail E. Ballou to:
Hospice and Community Services
312 Marlboro St.
Keene, NH. 03431.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com