Shirley Mae Grow Balis


Shirley Mae Balis passed away at Franklin County Medical Center on January 24, 2012 at the age of 29 due to a sudden illness.
Shirley was born July 6, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Roy Douglas and Martha (Gunderson) Grow.
She was married to Fred Eugene Balis in 1954. Together they raised two wonderful children Doug & Tammy. Through there lives they traveled and moved which they ended in Downey and have lived there for many years.
Shirley enjoyed being with her husband Fred and spending hours playing on numerous golf courses. She also enjoyed watching horse races and football games with Fred. Her other enjoyment were sewing, crocheting, playing the piano (which she also taught), snowmobiling and spending time with her family and friends.
Shirley is survived by her long life partner Fred, 4 sisters, 1 brother, a son Doug(Lana) Balis, a daughter Tamara(Bernie) Kelly, 3 grandchildren: Aurelia(Craig) Norris, Lyndsey(Joston) Cypriano and the late Kent(Jamie) Balis, 9 Great grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Shirley was preceded in death by both her & Freds parents and her grandson Kent.
As was her wish, Shirley will be cremated at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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