Douglas Clyde Balfour

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1958 -2020

Douglas Clyde Balfour passed away Friday, May 8, 2020. He was born May 12, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Donald and Phyllis Balfour.

Doug married Mary Anne in July of 1985 where they have spent the last 34 plus years together completing life adventures together, year after year one challenge at a time.

Doug retired from the Granite School District after providing 38 1/2 years of dedication to Jefferson Junior High and Thomas Jefferson Junior High. Doug also worked with his brother Darin at Balfour Plumbing for 20 years and although the work was hard, he loved working with his brother and the sense of accomplishment it gave him. Doug was known for being a perfectionist, always striving for doing any job exactly right and it was evident in everything he did on a daily basis.

When Doug was not working he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family. Family was important to Doug, even though he often struggled letting those close to him know how much they meant to him.

He is survived by his wife Mary Anne, his daughter Rhiannon (Andy) Morrison, his sons Cameron (Shanin) and Preston, grandchildren: Dakota (Alex), Kayden, Gracelyn, Kanin, LaRue, Great Grandson Camden. Doug is also survived by his mother Phyllis, brothers Don (Judy), Darin (Bonnie) and many nieces and nephews. Doug was preceded in death by his father Don and brother Dennis.

Doug’s family will say their final goodbyes in a private gathering. We will then celebrate his life with his fathers (Don) celebration of life in June

Life Story Info


MaryAnne Balfour

Post Date

May 09, 2020

Personal Info


Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Cause of Death






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Facility Maintenance - Granite School District

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My deepest sympathies go out to the Balfour family. I didn't know your dad, but I've known Preston for a number of years and he is a great young man and it's been a pleasure to know him.

Preston, I'm very sorry for the loss of both your father and grandfather. Hang in there bud.

Christopher , Morgan, UT, US May 28, 2020

My condolences to Doug's family I didn't know Doug as well as his brother Darin and his wife Bonnie we went to grade school and high school together, so I knew his mother Phyllis too.

My best to all of the family

Jeff Delaplaine , Salt Lake, UT, US May 17, 2020

Doug was my co-worker, my best friend for 33 years. I met him opening Jefferson Jr. High. Doug was an amazing man. He didn't want many to know how soft his heart was. I was lucky enough to see his interactions with Jr. High students at their worst, his patience with them was amazing. He was highly respected by Granite School Maintenance Department as a skillful, honest, kind, friendly co-worker. Doug loved his family so much. He wasn't a man of many words, I was one of the few he shared his pride of them with. He was so proud of his boys and their successes. He loved his Kanin and Rue Rue so much, he loved arguing with a 5 year old about "pizzer". I'm going to miss him. Much love to Maryanne, Preston, Cameron & Shanin. My heart breaks for you all. He's finally feeling better.

Chris Stoker , SLC, UT, US May 15, 2020

Doug was my first boss when i started working for the granite school district at Kearns Jr...We worked together for 5 years. We always got along and had some laughs.I had talked to him about 5 or 6 years ago before he retired and it was good to see him again. May he rest in peace.

David Goodsell May 14, 2020

I had the great privilege of working with Doug at Kearns Jr. High and at Jefferson. To know Doug was to love him. He was a great human being and will be missed by all of us that knew him. My condolences to his wife, kids, grand kids and great grand kids.

Lewis Strong May 12, 2020


  • 1970
  • Jul 25, 1977

    Rhiannon, Dougs first child and only daughter was born.

  • 1980
  • Jul 6, 1985

    Douglas Clyde Balfour married Mary Anne Withers where they began their journey together

  • Mar 16, 1987

    Preston and Cameron - the twins - were added to the family mix.

  • 1990
  • Jan 31, 1997

    Rhiannon became a mother and Dakota joined the family as the 1st born grandson

  • 2000
  • Jan 11, 2003

    Rhiannon married the love of her life and became Mrs. Andrew Morrison, welcome to the clan Andrew.

  • Oct 15, 2004

    Rhiannon delivered her second son and Dougs second grandson Kayden

  • Sep 19, 2008

    Rhiannon delivered her third child and now Doug had his first granddaughter Gracelyn

  • 2010
  • Dec 10, 2010

    Cameron married the love of his life Shanin Williams and the Balfour clan had another daughter.

  • Sep 20, 2015

    Doug said his final goodbye to his older brother Dennis who was taken from his wife (Sharon) and daughter (Ashley) way before his time.

  • Dec 23, 2015

    Cameron & Shanin welcomed their son Kanin, Dougs third grandson was welcomed to the Balfour family.

  • Sep 12, 2017

    Cameron & Shanin welcomed Zaydee LaRue into the world giving Doug his second granddaughter

  • Sep 30, 2019

    Dakota and Alex welcomed Camden into the world and blessing Doug with his first great grandson.

  • 2020
  • May 1, 2020

    Doug said goodby to his father, Donald Balfour the man who taught him how to complete a job with perfection.