Woodrow ‘Woody’ Ball passed away July 17, 2009 in Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Newfoundland, Canada, raised a family in Tucson and joined the Tonasket community when he married longtime Tonasket resident, Ruth Corum Pruitt Ball in 1989. They divided their time between Tonasket and Tucson and traveled widely in the U.S. and Canada until her death in 2005. He took an active part in the Tonasket community, attending the Tonasket United Church of Christ, Kiwanis, contributed many hours to Habitat for Humanity projects and his yellow Ford Model T roadster appeared in many area parades. He had many friends in the Tonasket area who are saddened by his passing.
Woody Ball was interred in Tucson on Aug. 3, 2009. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at the Rincon United Church of Christ in Tucson on Sept. 18, 2009. His family suggests that memorial donations go to the North Okanogan Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 1679, Tonasket, WA 98855-1679.