Donald Balfour “Don”

June 25, 1925 ~ May 1, 2020

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.


My dear “Unca” Don we will surely miss him. We all knew this day would come eventually, but it still hurts our hearts. He taught me how to drive when I was 14! Maybe my parents knew maybe they didn’t? He was the best Uncle ever. Aunt Phyllis we are sad for you to lose your companion of 76 years. And we are sorry for the passing of Doug within a week. We love you. Take Care, Karen and Myron

- Karen & Myron Denison
Dear Phyllis, We are so very sorry for your loss, We always enjoyed being around Uncle Don. He always had such a sweet Personality and a fun Spirit about him and always a smile on his face. I know he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to your entire Family. With Much Love David & Laura Balfour

- Laura Balfour
Darrin so sorry for your loss , your dad was a class act, non judgemental and funny as hell . Also the loss of Doug Sincerely The Goodsells

- Richard B Goodsell
I am so sorry for your loss. I always really like Don. Such a great guy. Don & Phyllis are wonderful people. You are all in my thoughts. ❤️

- Stephanie Ketterer
We are so sorry for your loss. Don was such a wonderful man. He was always so sweet and kind to me. He will be greatly missed. May God comfort you all at this most difficult time 🙏🏼 All our love 💕 The Hoopiiaina Family

- Penny Hoopiiaina