Millard F. "Bud" Ball
December 6, 1924 – November 13, 2013
Millard Ball, known to his friends as Bud, passed away unexpectedly at Marin General Hospital on November 13, 2013 after a short illness.
Bud was born in North Carolina and was raised by adoptive parents, and then in an orphanage in Columbia, South Carolina. After serving in the Navy in World War II, Bud earned a degree in business administration at Washington State University. Following a brief career with the U.S. State Department, including a deployment at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, Bud worked for Chevron USA for over 30 years as a workers' compensation administrator. Bud was a resident of Marin County for 60 years.
Bud had many loves in life, including gardening, travel, theater, great food, but most of all, drinking a good martini with his friends. Bud always made it a point to get off the beaten path and visit places that were unique and worthy of adventure, and he fully appreciated life in ways that many of us can only dream of.
Bud is survived by John Rando, his devoted partner of 25 years, and many dear friends.
Donations in Bud's memory may be made to Meals on Wheels/Whistlestop in San Rafael, Hospice By the Bay in Larkspur, or the charity of one's choice.
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