Dean Walter Ballou (1950 - 2013)

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EASTLAKE, Colo. – Dean Walter Ballou, 63, died from cancer on Friday, July 23, at his home in Eastlake, Colo. He was born on June 16, 1950, in Independence, the son of Walter and Maxine Miller Ballou. He was married to Nancy Tinkler of Houston, Texas, from 1972-1991. After leaving Independence, Dean lived in Colorado, working in real estate and home remodeling.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine Ballou, of Independence; three daughters, Michelle Mitchener of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; Amanda Ballou of Federal Heights, Colo.; and Laura Huber of Denver, Colo. He is also survived by five grandchildren and one sister, Carole Franz, of Independence. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Luther Ballou.
Dean was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his dog Cartridge. He collected antique walnut furniture, and spent many happy hours working in his shop. His grandchildren brought him great joy and his handcrafted walnut pieces will be treasured heirlooms. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from July 25 to Aug. 10, 2013