Barbara Ann Ballos, 84, Altoona, passed away Tuesday afternoon at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Maurice and Madelyn (Winkler) Long. On April 10, 1950, she married Gust H. Ballos, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 2013.
Surviving are two daughters: Darlene Weiand (Tim) of Bellwood, and Nancy Gibney (Tom) of Altoona; a son, Nicholas (Connie) of Altoona; nine grandchildren: Nicole, Matt, Lindsey, Kristin, Tyson, Shawn, Tommy, Sheena and Ashley; 10 great-grandchildren: Caden, Cameron, Jackson, Leah, Sawyer, Lena, Luca, Gwenevere, Cason and a great-granddaughter expected in September; and a sister, Patricia Rehm of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James; and her twin sister, Joyce.
Barbara was a 1950 graduate of Altoona High School. For over 50 years, she worked as a seamstress for Brett's and Fisher’s clothing stores. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altoona, and she enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling and spending time with her family and friends and especially her dog, Buddy.
Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church,1401 Twelve Ave. Altoona, where a celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Dr. Barry R. Folmar officiating. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.