Alvin Lloyd Balcom

February 12, 1924June 24, 2013
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BALCOM, Alvin Lloyd

February 12, 1924 - June 24, 2013

Surrounded by his family, Alvin Lloyd Balcom passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 in Spokane Valley. He was born in Davenport, WA on February 12, 1924. He attended West Valley High School and graduated from Otis Orchards High School. He was a WWII Veteran with the Army’s 75th Infantry Division that participated in the Battle of the Bulge. While in France he met and married his wife, Flora, in 1946.

In 1959, they moved to the original Muzzy Homestead at the north end of Newman Lake where he devoted his time and toil. He served as President of the Newman Lake Homeowners Association, elected to the county Advisory Board for the Newman Lake Flood Control District, and volunteered on the fire department.

Alvin was a kind and giving man, who valued his family, friends and neighbors. He loved to sail and travel. Favorite times were camping at Priest Lake with his family. A life-long farmer, he also worked in manufacturing and retired from Clark Equipment and Wagstaff Engineering.

He is survived by his wife, Flora, of 66 years; three daughters: Lauretta Woolf-Block (Wayne), Juanita Richardson (Jim), Chantal Balcom; his son, Alvin Balcom (Renee); grandsons: Kevin Woolf (Emily), Michael Balcom (Nicole), James Richardson (Shelley), Brad Balcom, Joey Balcom, granddaughters: Shannon Woolf (Scott Komar), Jodie Woolf, Angela Barajas (Mike), Jaymie Balcom, and Natalie McFall; great-grandchildren: Riley Barajas, Chase Richardson, George Balcom, Lillian Woolf, Avalean Woolf; sisters: Veda Egbert, Claudia Sexton (Pete); brother, Bob Balcom (Louise); and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Franklin and Marie Beatrice (Bowers) Balcom; brothers: Kenneth Balcom and Clifford Balcom.

Visitation is on Friday, June 28th between 4:00 and 8:00 pm at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206. A Service and Celebration of Alvin’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 2:00 pm, at Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home. Graveside interment will follow at Pines Cemetery, 1402 S Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held after the interment.


  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 29, 2013
  • Interment with Military Honors Saturday, June 29, 2013

Alvin Lloyd Balcom

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Peggy Mallgren

July 12, 2014

Miss you Al. You were always good to us. We love you! Peggy, Rich Mallgren

Tommy & Ethelyn & family Evans

June 29, 2013

With heartfelt sympathy to the family of Alvin Balcom. Alvin was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Thank you for all the years that we have known you and your family.

June 28, 2013

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Alvin L. Balcom for your loss, to honor his service (WWII) to our country and our patriotic hero.

Rick and Marie Fleming

June 27, 2013

We love you uncle Tuff! Rest in peace now.