Homer resident, Mr. Alan Lee Ballance, 70, died at his home Thursday, May 5th, 2021 with his family by his side from congestive heart failure.
The American Legion Post 16 in Homer will provide a Post Everlasting Service for Alan on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1 PM. There have been and will be numerous celebrations of life in many households in many states by those who knew, loved and respected him, and his service to our country…wherever you are, if you wish and will, please celebrate your good will felt towards him, his service and his living in your time.
Alan was born April 25, 1951 in Pasadena, California. He served on many Navy ships and boats, performing numerous metal worthy duties, and received a Certificate of Recognition from Donald Rumsfield for his Cold War Services. Alan acquired an assortment of degrees and certifications in electronics and communications, until he retired himself and his Ballance Systems Ent. communication business of many decades. Alan was President of the Bohemia Mine Owners Associations in Cottage Grove, Oregon, for about 10 years ending in 1996. He fulfilled a lifelong dream when he finally was able to move to Alaska in 2016.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thaxton and Virginia Ballance and brother, Steve.
His ashes will be spread at Sea by the Navy and he will have a memorial marker in a National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Alan to any trustworthy organization assisting homeless, wounded Veterans and Servicemen and Servicewomen.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory.