Stanley "Stan" Norris Balch

March 2, 1943April 15, 2021

Stanley Norris Balch was born March 2, 1943 to Glenn & Marjorie Balch in Shattuck, OK. Stan went to be with the Lord April 15, 2021. Stan married the love of his life, Peggy on June 2, 1962. They had a great marriage for 58+ years.

Stan retired from Lucent Technologies and from being an Adjunct Professor of several colleges. Stan was an avid OU fan. Stan is survived by his wife Peggy, son Bradley and wife Adrienne of Jenks, 3 grandchildren, Braxton, Avery & Brady. Also, numerous relatives and friends. Family were the joy of his life. Stan served God for many years. Stan never met a stranger and would help anyone in need. His great intelligence and wit will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 23, 2021 at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Diabetic Association at


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021


Stanley "Stan" Norris Balch

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Barry Schoenhals

May 6, 2021

Kathy and I are saddened by Stanley's passing and extend our sympathy to Peggy and the entire family. We shall miss him, indeed.

Rod and Helen Norberg

April 22, 2021

Stanley was our pastor at Ridgecrest United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. We met there and he officiated at our wedding ceremony. It will be 46 years next month. He was a very dear man to us both. And we know that Rod’s parents, Max and Irene loved him very much, too.

Tracy Crowe Jones

April 19, 2021

I was a little girl when Stanley was the minster at CBC. I have recollections of attending church at the country club, Rolling Wood Elementary School and eventually the building out on the NW Expressway. Stanley always made me feel important even though I was just a young girl among many children in the congregation. I'm sure he made each of us feel this way. He baptized me in the swimming pool at the county club. I also remember I gave him a rock I painted and told him he could use it to help build the church on (when we were building on the NWE). I recall he kept it in his office at the church. Stanley was the first minster I truly have memories of and I've looked back on then fondly throughout my entire life. My thoughts and heart go out to all the family as you face this loss.

Dona Wallace

April 18, 2021

Dearest Peggy and Bradley, Stanley was so special to our family. As I recall all the events that Ridgecrest holds, the most special were those that Stanley was a part. I believe that Don's & my marriage was the first he held from that Sanctuary (3/28/70) and my Dad's funeral (9/2010) was the very last that was held in that Sanctuary before the church was sold. Stanley asked us to start the Challengers Sunday School Class that lasted (for us) 25 years. He Christened Jenni, Jeff and when my Sister's girls came to live with us, he baptized them. My Dad loved serving as usher when Stanley was the Pastor. He also held my Sister's, Grandmother's (Elizabeth Colson), Grandfathers (Cecil Colson's) funeral services. We speak of him often when we reminisce about our life in OKC. Thank you for sharing Stanley with the Ridgecrest Family