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May 26, 2024

Obituary: Don Ballew

Don Ballew was an entrepreneur, enjoyed Rotary Club and was a member of Table Rock Fellowship. 
May 2, 2024

Nov. 27, 1937 — April 17, 2024

Don R. Ballew passed away peacefully April 17 at the age of 86. Raised in Elmdale, Kansas, he spent his last five decades in Southern Oregon.

Don was athletic by nature and enjoyed skiing, fishing, traveling, playing cards, golfing and hiking. He will be remembered for his smile, wit, sense of humor and charm.

He will be joining his mother, Dorothy; father, John E.; brother, Harold; and sister, Mary, in heaven. He leaves his favorite daughters, Michelle, Rebecca, Wendy and Molly (Woo); his grandchildren, Ace, Ryan, Kenneth Ashton, Stevie, Jack and Goldie; and additional family, Kristi (Ben), Jacob and Travis.

Don was an entrepreneur, enjoyed Rotary Club and was a member of Table Rock Fellowship. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to research Parkinson’s disease in Don’s memory to Davis Phinney Foundation or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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