OBITUARY: Frances Jane Howell Ballou

Frances Jane Howell Ballou

July 17, 1924 ~ February 24, 2021

Frances Jane Howell Ballou, 96, of Nyssa, passed away February 24 of natural causes. She was born on July 17, 1924, in Bradshaw, Nebraska, the daughter of Mark E. and Louise Bick Howell and the oldest of seven children. Jane graduated from York, Nebraska, high school in 1941 at age 16, serving as valedictorian of her class. She went on to attend the University of Nebraska, graduating with a degree in home economics. While Jane was in college, her family moved to Idaho to find work because of the depression. After graduation, Jane got a job teaching home economics and P.E. in Wilder, Idaho. It was at Wilder High School she met her husband, Elvin Ballou, who was attending school in Wilder after serving in the . . .