Danny (Dan) Lee Ballinger ….
Danny (Dan) Lee Ballinger
Danny (Dan) Lee Ballinger was a resident of LW since 1994, where his wife, Norma, still resides.
Dan was born on Sept. 7, 1936, and passed away at home on April 21, 2023. He is also survived by three children, four grandsons, nine great-grandchildren and one brother.
A graveside service was held on April 30 at Forest Lawn in Long Beach with all survivors except two great-grandchildren present.
Dan was an ordained Christian Church minister, graduated from Redlands High School in 1954, married Norma Louise McNutt in 1956, received a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Christian College/Hope International University, along with Norma, in 1958 and a master’s degree in theology from Eastern New Mexico University in 1966. He was accredited by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors in 1984. Dan pastored churches here in Leisure World, and also in Indiana and New Mexico. He was until recently, associate pastor of LW Assembly of God. Music and singing were a great part of his life, and he led the monthly Hymn Sing here in LW for several years.