Obituary for Dec. 28, 2012

By Baker City Herald December 28, 2012 09:20 am

Donn Ballantyne

Baker City, 1923-2012

Donn T. Ballantyne, 89, of Baker City, died Dec. 23, 2012, at Meadowbrook Place in Baker City.

His funeral will be Monday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave.Internment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Donn was born on June 6, 1923, at Perry, Ore., to Gilbert and Pearl (Tracy) Ballantyne. Donn served in the Navy Air Corps and Army Air Corps for four years.

Donn married Viola Baker in Payette, Idaho, on Feb. 25, 1944. He worked at Ellingson Lumber Company for 30 years as a safety and personnel director.

Donn is survived by his son, Roger Ballantyne of Baker City. 

Donn was preceded in death by both his parents and by his wife, Viola Ballantyne.

Contributions may be made in Donn’s memory to the American Cancer or American Diabetes Foundations through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.