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Death: Maurice Horsley Balls

Maurice Horsley Balls, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed from this earth of natural causes January 30, 1998, at his winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Born April 21, 1919, and raised in Soda Springs, Idaho, he was the son of Kenneth Grant Balls and Zina Edna Horsley. He was the devoted father of eight children, 33 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandsons, whom his life revolved around. He married June Nathell Sorenson, July 22, 1942, in the Logan LDS Temple. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.He was a great example to his children and grandchildren in the service he chose to give to his Heavenly Father and church. He held many responsible positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including bishop twice, once in Idaho and the second time as bishop in the South Cottonwood 9th Ward for seven years. He served six full-time missions and three church service missions. He led an exemplary life in every aspect. To his credit and by his example, all eight of his children have continued in that same dedication to the gospel. His lifetime loves were farming, working with his children and grandkids, and horseback riding at his summer home in Oakley, Utah.

Maurice is survived by his wife, June; daughter, Lynette Panter (Lynn) of Mapleton, Utah; daughters, Nathell Slater (John), RaNae Weston (Steve), both of Las Vegas, Nevada; son, Dan Balls (Stephanie) of Oakley, Utah; son, Dave Balls (Laurie) of South Jordan, Utah; son, Doug Balls (taking applications!) of Oakley, Utah; and daughter, Eldene Garn (Mark) of Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also survived by brother, Harold Balls, sister, Florence Wilde, sister, Margaret Sargent, sister, Genevieve Oswald, brother, Merrill Balls, brother, Gerald Balls, and sister, Lucille Bagley. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Maurine Balls Dimick, one grandchild, his parents, and one brother, Fred Balls.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 4, 1998, at 12 noon at the Kamas Stake Center, Highway 32, Marion, Utah. Friends may call Tuesday, February 3, at the chapel on 1160 E. Vine Street, Salt Lake City, from 6-8 p.m. or 10-11:30 a.m. at the Kamas Stake Center on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Oakley, Utah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the missionary fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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