Elaine E. Ballard, age 89, passed away March 19, 2018 in Apple Valley, California.\nShe was born August 3, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. Elaine married Richard Ballard following his military service on February 2, 1946. They lived in Bishop, California and later to Apple Valley. Richard retired in the 1980's and they moved to Aguila, Arizona in 1986. They enjoyed traveling and NASCAR racing. Elaine was preceded in death by her husband Richard in 2011, infant children Kathleen & Richard and daughter Nancy Waltz in 2012. She is survived by children: Dody Schedway and grandchildren: Wendy King, Amanda (Patrick) Geyer, Austin Allen, Kama Waltz, Andrea Sidman, Cody Waltz, Jonathan Pollack and 11 great-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.