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Donald DeWitt Ballentine

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Donald DeWitt BALLENTINE Donald DeWitt Ballentine was born on Aug. 2, 1933 in Baldwin, CA. He passed away at OHSU on April 7, 2011. Don was raised in Seattle and graduated West Seattle High School. He worked in the woods until he joined the Seattle Fire Dept. in 1959, then worked as a firefighter until 1970. Don worked as a paramedic for SFD until his retirement in 1988. He married his beloved wife, Betty, on Feb. 6, 1987. In 1995, Don and Betty moved to Oregon. From 1988 until 2010, Don and Betty spent every winter in Baja California Sur, Mexico where they had his vacation home. Don is survived by his wife, Betty, of Salem, OR; his daughters, Donna Tremain, Patty Dahl, Pauline Aehle and Christine Farley; 6 step-children, 23 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and brother Richard Ballentine. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and his son Danny Ballentine. A memorial was held at the Edmonds Conference Center in Edmonds, WA. Donations may be made to the Medic I Foundation. Arrangements by Autumn Funerals Cremation & Burial.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 22, 2011
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