Donald Balfour “Don” beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather passed away May 1, 2020 at his residence with his loving wife and his family by his side. Don is now spending time dancing around us.
He was born June 1925, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph and Blanch Balfour. Don married his elementary school sweetheart Phyllis E Sudbury February 15, 1944. Together they raised four children: Don (Judy), Dennis (Sharon), Doug (Mary Anne) and Darrin (Bonnie). He is survived by his children & their spouses, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, son (Dennis), brothers Malcom, Joe, Keith and sister Maree.
He served his Country honorably and nobly during World War II in the United States Navy as a seaman first Class, where he was commissioned on the USS Bronx APA 236, followed by the USS Sib Leg APA 206 in the Atlantic Pacific American Area visiting Points.
Don was a Plumber, owning and running Balfour Plumbing retiring in 1988. Don was a member of the American Legion Post 71 Veterans Bar for many years. When his Children were young, he enjoyed taking them camping, hunting and fishing, almost every weekend possible. Don and Phyllis enjoyed, traveling, the arts and hockey, and had many friends they enjoyed spending time with over the years.
Interment will be at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park Cemetery, Bluffdale, Utah with the United States Navy Honor Guard bestowing full Military Honors. There will be a Celebration of life to honor Don for friends and family in June.
The family of Don wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Susanna with Inspiration Home Health & Hospice.