Janice Carol (Moline) Ball

Janice Carol (Moline) Ball, 66, died January 31, 2012 at home in Redondo Beach, Calif. with family by her side after a courageous 12-year battle against cancer.

She was born Nov. 6, 1945 to Orren and Carol Moline and graduated from Braham High School in 1963. She was a graduate of Cal State at Dominguez Hills, and earned her master’s degree in Human Services from Loyola Marymount University. Her passions included coordinating and fundraising for the Mammograms & Manicures program at El Camino College which provided mammograms to low- income women, a lifetime of teaching all grade levels, from preschool thru college, as well as Sunday School and mentoring young Christian woman through her faith and fellowship at her church. She was instrumental in expanding the tutoring program at El Camino, which helped countless students, and previously developed the Alternative Curriculum Education Program (ACE) at Redondo Union High. She worked with the local Y and set many new summer programs in motion. Her life was dedicated to helping others and was a shining example of the type of person who makes the world a better place.

She was very excited about the upcoming birth of her twin grandsons, Clayton and River. We all prayed God would let her stay with us for just a couple of more months, but it was not meant to be. Her grandsons were born April 1, 2012.

She is missed and loved by many, especially her husband Jim, sons, Jeff (Nina) Ball, of California, Jon Ball, of California, Grandsons, Andrew, River and Clayton, sister Joyce (Jon) Stone, of Minnesota, brothers: Jere (Diane),  of Arizona, James Eric, of California and her favorite Minnesota Uncle and Aunts: Hobart and MaryAnn Molin, Neil and Betty Molin and Dean and Val Molin and by also many special nephews and nieces, great nieces and nephews, cousins and sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents and youngest brother Jack and several nephews.

Memorial services will be held at Lewis Lake Covenant Church in Ogilvie at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Interment will be at Lewis Lake.