Colonel Ballentine was born December 6, 1922, in Athol, MA, a daughter of Longinis Gasson, and Mary Bagdonis Gasson. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, and her Masters of Science from Ohio State University. She was also a member of the Aerospace Medical Association, the Association of Military Surgeons, and the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.
Colonel Ballentine was the widow of Colonel John W. Ballentine. She is survived by a nephew, two nieces and a great niece. If you would like to make a gift in memory of Frances Colonel Ballentine, you may do so through the Academy Foundation’s Tribute portion of the online donation form.