Pauline Graham Ballenger passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 94. She is survived by son Craig, and daughter Sidney. She had 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Robert in 2003 and daughter Alisa in 2002.
She was the daughter of Glade and Iva Graham, attending school in Bend, Oregon, Chester, California, and graduating high school at Coos Bay, Oregon in 1942. Pauline represented a new era for women during the war years, attending college in San Jose and graduating with a BA in 1946. She pursued her career at a college in Boise, Idaho, where she taught English and was Librarian . She moved on to teach English, Ethics and Shorthand at a women’s business college there. She married Bob, a locomotive engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1955, settling in Mount Shasta.
Pauline’s life cast a broad arc in the community of Mount Shasta; Cub Scout Den Mother, running a day care center and teaching piano to students from the Mount Shasta school system. She was also involved in her church, serving as Sunday School teacher. She helped start a Filipino congregation in South San Francisco which still flourishes.
She and Bob loved to travel, including the Middle East, where she rode camels. Following retirement, they leased out their home, “full timing” for years in their motor home touring America and Canada.
Her son Craig will present a portrait of her life at a Memorial Service, March 7th, at 2pm, Dunsmuir Church of Christ, 4101 Hope Lane.