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Elvin LeeRoy Ballou

May 15, 1926 ~ July 17, 2020

Elvin LeeRoy Ballou was born May 15, 1926, near Cleora, Oklahoma, to Hiram K Ballou and Ruby Odessa Jefferies Ballou. He went to meet Jesus face to face on July 17, 2020 at the age of 94. Elvin passed away of natural causes. He was the oldest of 14 children, eight of whom survived into adulthood.

At the age of 15, Elvin left home to live with a retired doctor in his community, the Ozarks of Oklahoma, to work for room and board so he could finish middle school and attend high school. His parents, at that time, moved to Wilder Idaho for work. When Elvin turned 18 in May of 1944, he joined the Army. After 13 weeks of basic training, he was sent to . . .