Obituary: Lynda Ballou

Lynda Ballou, longtime teacher and children’s ministry volunteer at First Baptist Church in Arlington, died Oct. 24 after a prolonged illness. She was 80.

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Lynda Ballou, longtime teacher and children’s ministry volunteer at First Baptist Church in Arlington, died Oct. 24 after a prolonged illness. She was 80. She was born Oct. 19, 1942, in Three Rivers. While at the University of Corpus Christi preparing for her long career as a schoolteacher, she met her husband of 57 years, Jack Ballou, who later served as comptroller for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Arlington most of her adult life, serving in various missions activities and in the children’s ministry. She was a certified Master Gardener. For many years, the highlight of her summer was Camp Lynda, a special week spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Jack Ballou; son Jason Ballou and wife Lorena; daughter Judith Anhuth and husband Michael; eight grandchildren; one-great granddaughter; a brother Bubba Stewart; and a sister Judith Lee.


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