Yarmouth, ME – Marilyn L. (Farnsworth) Ballard, 80, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Hawthorne House in Freeport, after enduring many health issues. She was the wife of the late Carlton Ballard.
She was born in Portland, ME on March 2, 1938, a daughter of the late Ernest E. and Lelia (Withham) Farnsworth. Marilyn was a graduate of Portland High School, class of 1957 and Westbrook Junior College (now UNE).
Marilyn lived in the home she designed and had built until the very end. She will be remembered as a hard worker. She held several office jobs during her lifetime. Her final two was a Daycare Operator from 1989 – 1996; then went on to work as a nutrition worker for the Yarmouth School Department until finally retiring.
She was active in two bowling leagues, two bridge leagues and was a "Red Hatter".
She is survived by her two daughters Kimberly Bailey and her husband Robert and Heidi Brzoska and her husband Raymond. She also leaves three grandchildren Nicholas Shumate, Lindsi Shumate and her fiancé Paul Muehle and Cameron Bailey and his fiancée Caroline Baker as well as two step grandchildren Susan Carignan and her companion Shawn Labrie and Thomas Bailey and his fiancée Becky Barrows, two step great grandchildren Kevin Carignan and Madison Bailey and many lifelong friends who will miss her tremendously.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Hawthorne House for the wonderful care she received during her five month stay.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn's memory can be made to:
Animal Refuge League
217 Landing Road
Westbrook, ME 04092
302 Range Road
Cumberland, ME 04021