Virginia Vyonne "Vye" BaleVirginia Vyonne (Vye) Bale was born to Sivert and Ragna Raaen in Winger, MN. She graduated from Concordia College and received her Masters of Science Degree from North Dakota State University. Over her career, she served in a variety of positions, some of which included: teacher in a one room school house in Montana, the North Dakota State Extension Nutritionist, and Concordia College registered dietician. The last 30 years have been spent living and working in San Diego, CA; Northern Virginia; and Salem, OR, where she and her husband, Jens, could stay involved with their children and grandkids.
Married to Jens Bale (deceased) in 1951, Vye leaves four children and their families: Mary Bale (Ron Rifenberg) of Virginia, seven children (Jennifer, Matthew, John, Tanson, Darrell, Jordan, and Lucas) and eight great grandkids; David Bale (Shelia) of Salem, OR; Carol Dick (Randy) of San Diego, CA and two children (Bill and Ginny); and Julie Lynch (Sean) of Lakeside, CA and three children (Cody, Corrilynn, and Taylor).