|Birth: ||Nov. 12, 1957|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 2004|
Memorial services for Cortez resident Philip Andrew Balmforth will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Cortez. The church will host a lunch immediately following the service.
Phil was laid to rest July 1, 2004 in Arlington National Cemetery.
Philip was born Nov. 12, 1957, in Oxnard, Calif., to Stanford Cleworth and Barbara (Deigst) Balmforth. He died June 12, 2004, at his mother's home in Virginia Beach, Va. Phil lost his fight against bladder cancer at the age of 46.
Phil's father was a naval pilot stationed in Oxnard, Calif. Following his father's footsteps, Phil enlisted in the Navy in 1978 as a Seabee. Phil retired in 2000 and moved to the Cortez area. After traveling all over the world, Phil called Cortez his home. Some of Phil's favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting and spending time in the outdoors.
Surviving Phil are his two children, Jason and Nicole of Durango. He leaves his mother, Barbara Balmforth of Virginia Beach; his siblings: David Michael Balmforth and wife, Sally, of Altoona, Pa.; Anne Elizabeth Coppersmith and husband, John, of Dale City, Va.; Mark T. Balmforth of Las Vegas, Nev.; Gregory G. Balmforth of Las Vegas; and Paul Damian Balmforth and wife, Carolyn, of Fort Polk, La.
Preceding him in death was his father, Stanford Balmforth; and his brother, Matthew John Balmforth.
Further obituary information is available online at www.ertelfuneralhome.com.
Arlington National Cemetery
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Aug 27, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9372953