Olive Marie Witt Balding

Olive Marie Witt Balding

Olive Marie Witt Balding, 89, a former Gold Hill, Ore. resident passed away, April 29, 2008, in Bakersfield, Calif.

She was born October 22, 1918, in Adrian, Texas, to Berva Ephraim Witt and Anna Jacobson. She was a secretary with the Grossmont Union High School in La Mesa, Calif., until her retirement. She was also a master gardener and belonged to the Rogue River Garden Club. She and her husband, Jack Balding, moved to Gold Hill in 1976 from San Diego, Calif.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Balding, of San Diego, Calif.; a son, Gary Balding, of KeriKeri, New Zealand; a brother, John Edgar Witt, M.D., of Bakersfield, Calif.; 2 granddaughters, and — great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 1st, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Foots Creek Chapel, 913 Foots Creek Rd., Gold Hill, with Pastor Mike Moore officiating.

A private inturnment will be at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, where she will be placed next to her husband, who passed away in 1984.

Arrangements are entrusted to Chapel of the Valley-LB Hall Funeral Home, Grants Pass.

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