Douglas Clyde Balfour
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
Cause of Death
Religion and Beliefs
- Granite School District
High SchoolWest High School
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.
Jul 25, 1977
Rhiannon, Dougs first child and only daughter was born.
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.
Jan 31, 1997
Rhiannon became a mother and Dakota joined the family as the 1st born grandson
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
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.
May 1, 2020
Doug said goodby to his father, Donald Balfour the man who taught him how to complete a job with perfection.