Jeffrey J. Balch

June 17, 1948 - August 24, 2007

Jeffrey J. Balch, 59, of Plano, Texas passed away Friday, August 24, 2007, in Plano. He married Jenifer Lynn Olin on September 9, 1995, in Reno, NV. Jeffrey was born June 17, 1948, in Sand Point, Idaho, to William Eugene and Alveretta Eleanore (Culbertson) Balch. He is survived by his wife, Jenifer L. Balch; son, Daniel Jeffrey Balch both of Plano; brothers, Mike Balch of Spokane, WA, Dan Balch of Sagle, ID and David Balch of Reno, NV; sisters, Marilyn Martin of Mead, WA and Andrea Boyle of Ojai, CA. Jeffrey was someone of many interests but mostly liked making people laugh. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

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I hope you and Dan find comfort at this difficult time and that the beautiful memories of Jeff bring you peace. My deepest sympathies. Sheri Hayes, September 4, 2007 I was so saddened to learn of Jeff's death. He was always upbeat and cheerful. My God bless you and Dan and may he comfort both of you during this time. Charles G. Bell, August 30, 2007 Jenifer: I'm so sorry to hear about Jeff. He was such a kind soul. My heart goes out to you and Dan. All my love, Terri Terri Blackburn, August 30, 2007 Jeff certainly always made US laugh a lot. We will remember his great jokes and one-liners and will also remember his love for our cats, especially Toni. All the outdoor cats will continue to enjoy the Cat Chateau for many years to come and will be toasty warm and dry in the winter thanks to Jeff. We'll also always think of Jeff when we relax on the screened porch he added to our house, as it is probably our favorite room and was created by Jeff. Lea Courington, August 29, 2007 Jenifer and Dan, Jeff was a truly kind hearted and loving husband and father. I hope that you will always carry his everlasting love in your hearts forever and hold on to it. Please let me know if their is anything I can to to help. Love, Arti Arti Jariwala, August 28, 2007 Jenifer, Denise and I are very sorry for your loss and Dan's loss. Jeff was fun to be around, and I remember him as an extremely nice man with a sense of humor. You and Dan are in our thoughts and prayers. John Dunlap, August 28, 2007 Jenifer, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeff & Kris Mahon, August 27, 2007 I only met Jeff a few times, but he had a quick smile and was amazingly talented and creative. My thoughts and prayers are with Jenifer and their son. Melissa Sage, August 27, 2007 Jenifer and Dan, I know that no words will make you feel better right now. What has helped me get through a loss like this is that I know that as long as Jeff is in your heart, he'll always be with you. You'll always have the many memories of him to hold tight to. Much love, Mary. Mary Blackwell, August 27, 2007 Jenifer: I was so sorry to hear about Jeff. I wish I was still at Gwinn & Roby to help you out. I know you will get through this time, as you are a strong person and have always been an inspiration to me. Please know that I am thinking about you. Janice Wolff, August 27, 2007 The world was, and will always be, a better place because of Jeff. His kind and compassionate consideration of others will be missed, but never forgotten. Jenifer and Dan, always remember the many lives, including your own, that Jeff touched and inspired. Jeff was loved by many. Celebrate Jeff's life and the many blessings we have received through Jeff. We are grateful for the honor and privilege to have known Jeff and to know your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gary & Melissa Lykins Gary & Melissa Lykins, August 27, 2007 Our deepest sympathies to your family. Todd and Rosalyn Tippett, August 27, 2007 I had met Jeff only twice but I was impressed by his gentlenes and his humor. Alice and I will miss him. Chris Hauge, August 27, 2007 My heart and prayers go out to you both. May each passing day ease the loss of Jeff,and may all your memories be of the good times. MaryAnn Curry, August 27, 2007 I only got to meet Jeff once, but it only took that one time to see how incredible of a man he was and how special he was to you outside of being just a husband and father to Dan. I cannot imagine your loss or what you are feeling, but please know that my heart is broken and it goes out to you. I know that there isn't much I can do, but if there is anything I can, never hesitate to contact me. You have been a very important friend to me ever since day one of my job at Gwinn & Roby and I am always here for you no matter what. You and Dan are in my prayers. Keri Honea, August 27, 2007 Sincerest Sympathies on the loss of a supportive husband and family man. Chuck Aris, August 27, 2007 It has been a privilege to know Jeff. Sharon Hamner, August 27, 2007 Jenifer: I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. You and your son are in my thoughts and prayers. Sue Weaver, August 27, 2007 Jenifer: I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. You are in my thoughts and prayers. When your ready, we will all get together and have a huge blow out bbq and celebrate Jeff. Let me know if there is anything I can do. Love You.... Sharon E Miller, August 27, 2007 Jenifer: I was so sorry to hear about Jeff. I did not know him well, but despite his health problems, he was always upbeat and very happy with life. I don't think I ever saw him without a big smile on his face, and that was in large part due to his love for you. Let me know if there is anything you need. Also, Bruce is out of town on a hunting trip for the next two weeks, but left me a message before he left to give you his condolences as well. Brian John Brandstetter, August 27, 2007 Jeff was a kind-hearted, down-to-earth man who had his priorities in order. It was easy to see how much he loved his wife and son, and family was everything to him. I know he loved working in his garden, and I reaped some of the benefits of his hard work! Jeff was a fighter to the end, and he will be missed. Alice Montgomery, August 27, 2007 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Dan. Jeff always had that smile on his face and you knew he was ready to say something--sometimes something I know Jenifer didn't necessarily want him to say (remember the horse race/clerk event). And I will always remember how great he looked in the chicken hat! We will miss him. The Juneks Deb Junek, August 27, 2007