Cynthia R. Ballestad, age 63, West Fargo, ND, died on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis and cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Cynthia Rae ?Cindy? Barney was born on March 31, 1941 in Moorhead, MN. She graduated from Kindred High School and attended the Wahpeton State School of Science. Upon completion of her program there, she went to work for the North Dakota 4-H Extension Office at NDSU in Fargo, ND. Then she spent a short time working at Fargo South High School. Cindy became a secretary at Charles Bailey and Co., and eventually went on to work at Gene Gallagher and Associates where she spent approximately 24 years. She married Robert Ballestad on July 7, 1961, in Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred, ND.
Family was very important to Cindy. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, and working in the yard.
She is survived by her husband, Robert ?Bob? of West Fargo; children: Susan E. (Brad) Sneen of Hastings, MN, and their daughter, Taylor Rae Sneen; Jeffrey (Jody) Ballestad of West Fargo, their son, Keaton Jeffrey Ballestad, and their unborn daughter, Kamry Jo Ballestad, who will be born October 5, 2004; and her step-father, Lawrence Moderow of Pelican Rapids, MN.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Alice Moderow; and two brothers, Bill Barney and Sam Barney.
Visitation: Friday, October 1, 2004 from 4-7 p.m. in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Funeral: Saturday, October 2, 2004 at 11 a.m. in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Burial: Kindred Cemetery, Kindred, ND.
Arrangements by Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com