Jeannie Ballesteros


Jeannie Ballesteros passed away Oct. 19, 2019. Services will be held on Feb. 14, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 880 W. Live Oak St. Miami, Ariz. from 4-5 p.m. with Pastor Frank Odgen. Followed by dinner, all are welcomed. “I am an Arizona cowgirl by heart. I was born and raised in Miami, Ariz., a small copper mining town not too far from the land of the Apache. I am a simple woman, strong, stoughhearted and proud to the bone.” Sinceramente Jennie Ballesteros. Ballesteros was an author and self published her own books and many poems dealing with the life in the barrio. Ballesteros worked with Volunteers of America to help drug addicts overcome their addictions she also wrote a poem called Death to the Dealer. Ballesteros an Avocate for the Latino for education lectured at colleges, high schools and elementary schools on the importance of education. She believed that our children should know about the suffering of World War II and the Korean War Veterans. “Who were giving so little recognition.” Ballesteros was involved with Mexican Mothers of War speaking at the capital in Sacramento, Calif. On her spare time she enjoyed playing pool she called it her therapy time. Ballesteros loved her family dearly, her children, grand children, great grand children were her life, and her dogs were her happiness. Some day we will be graced to be in her presence for eternity. Love you mom you are truly missed thank you for your many years of services and accomplishments.

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