Obituary: BALLIF, DON ROBERT

Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 8:47 p.m. MDT

Don Robert Ballif1932 ~ 2012Don Robert Ballif passed away on February 18, 2012, in Bountiful, Utah, surrounded by his family. He was 79 years old. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Don was born in Logan, Utah, to Serge Chadwick and Ina Terrel Ballif. He married his sweetheart, Mary LaNece Weber, in 1951, in the Logan, Utah Temple. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served three church missions: The first to France in 1953, and the other two to Kirtland, Ohio, in 2000 and 2003, with his wife and best friend, LaNece.Don was an extremely hardworking and generous man. He worked for many years in the transportation industry and made numerous friends throughout his career. Don treasured his family and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was an exemplary patriarch and is survived by his wife LaNece, and seven children: Don Mark (Jill) Ballif, Donece (Neil) Spencer, Jeff (Carole) Ballif, Todd (Lynette) Ballif, Karen (Dorran) Sampson, Verena (Klayne) Rasmussen, and Lisa (Steve) Coy. His posterity includes 33 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Don is also survived by a brother, Richard, and sisters Yvonne, Joanne, and Ina Rae.Funeral services will be held Friday, February 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at the Bountiful, Utah, East Stake Center, 2150 South 650 East in Bountiful, Utah. Viewings will be held Thursday, February 23, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, Utah, as well as 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the stake center prior to the service.