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Alton Roy Balfour
Birth: Dec. 25, 1912
Prineville
Crook County
Oregon, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 2006
Douglas County
Oregon, USA

He was the son of William and Eliza Jane Ritter Balfour. On October 16, 1941, he married my mothers sister Helen Dunn. He was the father of Janice, Catherine and David, and was survived by eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a sister Maydene Cash, in addition to his wife and children. Preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leonard and Gene and a sister, Jeanette.
He served during World War II under General George Patton in the 3rd army with the 776th Field Artillery, arriving on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He earned the Bronze Star for service at Basteogne.
He died of Altzheimers disease.

Over the Fourth of July weekend of 2007, a memorial service was held along the Smith River in Douglas County, Oregon. This was the favorite camping, hunting and fishing site for my uncle and his family. Twenty four members of the Balfour family were in attendance as my uncle's ashes were scattered along the river. 
 
Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: The ashes were scattered along the Smith River between Cottage Grove and Lorane.
 
Maintained by: Merrileem
Originally Created by: Shirlee Kumar
Record added: Aug 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15365171
 

Happy birthday and Merry Christmas, Uncle Alton!
- Merrileem
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
Thank you for your service to our country, Uncle Alton!
- Merrileem
 Added: May. 24, 2013
Merry Christmas and happy birthday, uncle Alton!
- Merrileem
 Added: Dec. 24, 2011
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