Elizabeth H. Balch

The memorial service for Elizabeth H. Balch will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at 2 p.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church in Rogue River, Ore. The Rev. Brian Boisen will officiate. Private interment will be in Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rogue River Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 1075, Rogue River, Ore., 97537.

Elizabeth H. Balch, 100, of Rogue River, Ore., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at her home.

Elizabeth was born Oct. 15, 1907, in West Haven, Vt. She attended Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., and Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore. She taught elementary school in Vermont and Oregon.

A resident of Rogue River since 1944, she married Dan Balch on Aug. 31, 1956 in Grants Pass, Ore. Mr. Dan Balch preceded her in death in 1993.

Elizabeth loved to read and do crossword puzzles. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority, the Oregon Education Association, the National Retired Teachers Association, and the Rogue River Friends of the Library.

She is survived by two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Wayne West.

Arrangements by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore.