Barbara Jean Nickle Balch, 73, returned home to her Heavenly Father surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 20, 2023 in Provo. She was born May 18, 1949 in Springfield, Missouri.
She had such a strong testimony of her Savior Jesus Christ and she loved going to the temple. She always led by example. She held many church callings and loved serving others. She was a talented quilter, and loved spending time in the outdoors but most of all she loved her family. She loved spending time with husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandkids by teaching them many things. She spent 26 years as a special ed teacher where her quiet strength helped so many children make it through their school career and they will always remember her for it. She loved her students and their families. Barbara and Terry just celebrated 52 wonderful years together.
Barbara was always serving and ministering to others, so many people have been blessed by her hands. She will be missed very much!
Barbara married John Carter on May 26, 1966. They had 3 children: Wade, Steven and Shelly. This marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. He preceded her in death.
She then married Terry Lynn Balch on April 17, 1971 in the Manti Temple. They recently celebrated 52 wonderful years together. She had 9 children, 21 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Survived by husband Terry; children: Cullen (Tracy), Destry (Jen), Ryan (Elisabeth), Lesa (Lance), Michelle (Curt); brother: Brent (Vicki) LeFevre.
Barbara is also preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Alene and Welden LeFevre; children: Wade, Steven, and Shelly Carter and Jennifer Balch; 3 grandchildren: Emilee Balch, Windland and Abigail Brown.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Joseph Ward Chapel in Elsinore. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield, or Friday morning at the ward chapel from 9:30 - 10:30. Burial will be in the Joseph Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com