Ronda M. Ballard, 45

Ronda Ballard

Ronda Ballard

PORTLAND — Ronda Mary Ballard, 45, of Mechanic Falls, died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Maine Medical Center of an aneurism.

As she left this world she gave her kidneys to two recipients as a gift of life by taking them off dialysis.

She was born on April 21, 1970, in Havelock, N.C., the daughter of Alfred and Kathleen Welts Covert. She attended local schools and graduated from Edward Little High School in 1988. She married Michael Ballard on Aug. 25, 1990. Ronda worked as a waitress at JJ’s Restaurant in Mechanic Falls, Future Foods, at the L.L. Bean call center, and managed the Mechanic Falls Pharmacy. She had just received her CNA license to be a nurse when she had her first aneurism. She had a welcoming personality and was a social butterfly. She was willing to help anyone, and everyone loved her peanut butter fudge.
 She was the most loving wife, mother, aunt and friend. She was a second mother to her niece and nephew, Emily and Alex Covert.

Ronda was an active participant in the Mechanic Falls Christmas Committee and helped cook at the Legion. She also enjoyed spending time at camp, as well as camping with the camping group, loved being with her friends and raced at Oxford Plains Speedway.

She is survived by her husband Michael of Mechanic Falls; son Mikey Ballard II of Mechanic Falls; siblings Michael Covert of South Paris, Michael Cote of Minot, Patricia Bennett of Naples, Cindy Levesque of Mechanic Falls, Becky Grass of Littleton, Roger Covert of Monmouth and Donald Covert of Auburn; 
many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of Ronda’s life will be held on Saturday, July 11, at noon at the Silver Spur in Mechanic Falls.

In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Androscoggin Kidney Center, 1100 Minot Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210.

Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 West Dwinal Street, Mechanic Falls.



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