Bale Collection


Col. Edward L. and Sybil Bale, 2000-2009


36 cu ft


Church-related records and books; oral history interview (8 tapes-White Sands Missile Range); papers-family, ecclesiastical, KRWG radio; personal library of books and magazines, maps relating to military experience; slides, scrapbooks of Germany, Korea, Vietnam; materials of dean search at cathedral, 2002-3; records on Episcopal Women in Diocese of the Rio Grande


Col. Edward L. Bale, 1920-1017, and Sybil Bale, 1920-2015, were long time residents of Las Mochas, New Mexico and active members of St. James Episcopal Church in Taos, New Mexico. In their later years they relocated to Houston, Texas to be near their family.

Edward, a native of Dallas, TX, served a distinguished career in the U.S. Marine Corps for over 30 years. He served with honor in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Sybil was a native of Clovis, New Mexico. She worked for the War Production Board in Export Control. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, she returned to New Mexico and worked for the Selective Service System where she met Ed. They were married in 1952. She was an active member of the Episcopal Church and organized the Women of the Diocese of the Rio Grande.

In their 63 years of marriage, they raised a family and traveled extensively.


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