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Our precious daughter, Autumn Heather Balch, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, October 7. We are sure she was met with open arms by loved ones who have gone on before her.
Autumn was born May 6, 1986, in Port Angeles to Jeff and Rebecca Balch.
As a child, she enjoyed spending time outdoors and playing with her sister, Rachel, and the local neighborhood kids. She had a love of animals that started very early on. She would have been content to live at a zoo. She had a way of persuading us to take in that poor dog or kitten.
She attended Franklin Elementary School, was home-schooled and also attended classes at Port Angeles High School along with Running Start through Peninsula College. She received her diploma from Port Angeles High School.
Though quiet in nature, Autumn had a way of drawing friends to her. She would always be there for her friends to listen to them as they would share in their laughter, sorrows and joys.
She had a love of music and was talented with both piano and guitar. She used those talents in the youth ministries she attended at Lighthouse Christian Center. She completed a program with the girls group at church called "Missionettes." She became an Honor Star. This was a very big achievement that involved numerous activities and study.
Autumn's interests included cooking, music, drama, her pets, fishing on her Grandpa Herb's boat in Sekiu and enjoying God's creation.
Autumn was employed by Clallam County Hostelries. She was a compassionate caregiver and leaves behind many friends.
Autumn is survived by her parents, Jeff and Rebecca Balch; sister Rachel Duncan and her husband, Brandon; nieces Mckenzie, Emma and Madison; grandparents Herb and Sande Balch; and beloved uncles, aunts, cousins and friends that were an extension of her family. She also leaves behind her boyfriend, Jon Quinzani.
Autumn was preceded in death by grandmother Nymah Balch, grandparents Robert and Dorothy Kenney, and her first cousin, Stephen Kenney.
We will hold her forever in our hearts until we are reunited with her in her heavenly home.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Lighthouse Christian Center, 304 Viewcrest Avenue, at 2 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted to Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel, Port Angeles.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 12, 2012