Virginia (Gin, Ginny) Marshall Ballard

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND & YARMOUTH – Virginia (Gin, Ginny) Marshall Ballard, 67, of Chebeague Island and Yarmouth passed away peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on August 19, 2021 surrounded by family and friends.

Ginny was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 29, 1953, to Joseph Duryee Ballard and Elizabeth Barton Ballard. She had one brother Joseph (JoeD) Duryee Ballard, Jr., augmented by 19 first cousins.

Ginny graduated from the University of Illinois in 1975 with a degree in Park & Recreation Administration. She completed her professional training in the Yale University Physician Associate Program, the first PA program in the United States, in 1988. She served as a Family Practice Physician Assistant for 30+ years, in Manchester, New Hampshire, in Portland and on Chebeague Island, the place and the community to which she was most devoted.

Ginny is survived by her treasured four-legged Kids -- Copper Lee, the canine Kid, and Tessy, the feline Kid; by her Brother JoeD Ballard (Barb) of Chebeague Island, nieces Heather Coogan (Kevin), Ivy Anderson (Brian), great-nephew Felix James Coogan, and by many cousins.

No account of her life and interests could better Gin’s obituary in her own words, which is available on her gatheringus site at Virginia "Ginny" Ballard. This site also includes
suggestions for donations in lieu of flowers, and a way to share remembrances of Ginny.

The Chebeague community, friends and family are all invited to celebrate Ginny’s outside on the lawn at Khatmandhu on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11:00 am. More details about Ginny, 67, who died August 19, 2021, at Gosnell House are available here -- To friends of Ginny
Other questions can be called or texted to (207) 370-4017.

A virtual celebration on October 29, 2021, at 7;00. More specifics on both are in the Virginia "Ginny" Ballard site.

 

In 2008 Ginny received the Seabury Award from the Island Council in recognition for her self-less and heartfelt devotion to the healthcare needs of Chebeaguers.