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Ted Kenneth Balmforth
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Obituary for Ted Kenneth Balmforth

Ted Kenneth Balmforth, 48 of Caldwell, ID, formerly of Shelley, passed away July 18, 2017.

Ted was born December 4th, 1969 to Ken Balmforth and Joyce Thompson Balmforth in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He lived with his parents and siblings in Shelley, Idaho. Ted was big brother to three siblings, Mikal, Jackie and Casey. Because of complications at birth his abilities were very limited. Ted was a special gift to his family, teaching many lessons and especially the true meaning of unconditional love. The family will be forever grateful for the privilege of having Ted in their family.

At the age of 12, health conditions required him to be placed in the State School for the Special Needs in Nampa, Idaho. He remained there until he was 21. At that time a special angel came in to his life and Ted went to live in the home of Kevin and Vernice Freeman in Caldwell, Idaho. There he received the most loving care possible. His life was extended because of the impeccable care he received in their home. They loved him like their own son.

On July13 Ted was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, Idaho. He was treated there by loving and attentive doctors and nurses. The family would like to thank the staff of the hospital and the MICU there. Ted passed peacefully away July 19th, 2017 with his family by his side.

He is survived by his parents Ken and Joyce Balmforth of Shelley, Idaho, Brother, Mikal Balmforth (Allison) of Boston, MA, sister, Jackie Nelson (Gavin) of Ammon and Casey Balmforth (Amy) of Gilbert, AZ, nephews Austin Nelson, Brock Nelson, Ben Balmforth, Luke Balmforth, Josh Balmforth and Holden Balmforth and nieces Kendal Hyde, Jessica Blodgett, Kiley Rogers, Brooklyn Nelson, Charlotte Balmforth and Ruby Balmforth and his caretakers Kevin and Vernice Freeman.

He was proceeded in death by his grandparents Charles and Myrtle Balmforth and Allan and Lorene Thompson both of Shelley, ID, an Uncle Ted Thompson, an Aunt Sharon Sollis and a cousin Tianna Balmforth.

We will miss Ted so much but are so grateful that he is released from his body that had so many limitations. We know he is running and talking and laughing with his loved ones on the other side. He was truly a very special spirit. We love you Teddy!!!

Funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Jameston Ward Chapel (1101 East 1250 North). The family will meet with friends Saturday morning from 11:00 till 11:45 A.M. at the church. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley.

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Jameston Ward Chapel

1101 E 1250 N
Shelley, Idaho 83274





12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jameston Ward Chapel

1101 E 1250 N
Shelley, Idaho 83274

Cemetery Details


Taylor Cemetery

720 East 129th South
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404


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