Lawrence “Larry” Ball was born August 10, 1933 in Albion, NY. He passed on August 10, 2023 in Grand Junction, CO, on his 90th birthday with his children at his side.
Larry attended Williston Academy, Antioch College, and The University of Ohio. Geophysical Engineering is the core field of his study and profession. Combining two of his loves, cave exploration and radio communications, he developed radio technology to communicate through the earth, especially to trapped miners.
As a pioneer in this field, he was called upon by a few world governments. He started working in his field for DECO/Westinghouse and eventually changed jobs to work for the Department of Energy.
After retiring from DOE in 1993, he became very busy with many activities, including the Colorado Head Injury Foundation, SCUBA diving/rescue, Ham radio/emergency communications, fishing, Ski Patrol, long-distance bicycle riding, Rotary Club, and many others.
Larry is survived by children, Daniel, Logan, and Stacey (Lucero), six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Caroline Ball, his youngest son Ryan ’87, and two granddaughters.
During this difficult time, we want to express our heartfelt appreciation for the support and care we received, especially by the HopeWest Hospice care team. The departure of Dad has left a profound emptiness. Your kind words and presence mean a lot to our family as we live through this grief. We will never forget him for his love, wisdom, and the time we shared together. Thank you for being here for us.
Memorial Services are planned for 10 AM Saturday, August 19th, 2023, at the Patterson Road Church of Christ at 2893 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81506.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away”. – Revelation 21:4