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Wallace J Belnap

01/17/1922 - 12/29/2015
Service Date: 01/08/2016
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Desert Vista Ward, 633 S. Higley Road, Mesa, Arizona

Wallace J Belnap, 93, passed away peacefully at his home December 29, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. Wally was the fifth son and seventh child born to Lester and Crystal Vere Ellsworth Belnap on January 17, 1922 in Moreland, Idaho. On January 2, 1948 he married his sweetheart Carol M. Christopherson and they spent almost 68 years loving, working and raising a family together.

Wally and Carol are the parents of Christine Belnap Georges (Ramon), Michael Wallace Belnap (Janet), Susan Belnap Farmer (Scott), David Lester Belnap (Elise), Debra Belnap Thornhill (Gyle), Julia Belnap LeBaron (Milo) and Aaron Scott Belnap. They have 35 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren. Also surviving him is his youngest sister LaRue Belnap Willis of Logan, Utah. Wally is predeceased by his parents, brothers Karl, Vere, Garth and Boyd; his sisters Helen, Merle and Imogene; and granddaughter Amber Belnap.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. Funeral services will be Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11 am, with visitation at 10 am, at the Desert Vista Ward Chapel, 633 S. Higley Rd., Mesa. Interment following the service at the City of Mesa Cemetery.


  • Debi & Mike Pickens...& Cobie

    We are so sorry for your loss. I miss coming to visit teach and seeing Wally out in the yard, sitting in his chair, tending his gardens!

  • Leonel and Jeri Anderson

    Wally was such a great example of Christ like love to everyone he met. He will be dearly missed. Love to Carol and all the family.

  • I love you, awesome Belnap family! My prayers are for you to feel peace and comfort now. I wish we could be there to join in the celebration of Uncle Wally’s life and share love and hugs. I have happy memories of all the fun, teasing, kindness and love I always received from my wonderful Uncle Wally. What a joyful day it will be when we get to see him again!

    Sending lots of love to you,
    Jana Stratton

  • Thinking of you Susan,Scott and all your family.

  • W Terry and marilyn Hatch

    Uncle Wally was a good man and we know that he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.We send our condolences and love to your family. May the Lord blessing you and comfort you.

  • Jackie Karlberg & Family

    Uncle Wally was always so loving, so giving, and oh so funny. I will always remember laughing at his jokes and the sweet spirit he always had about him. Wish I could be there with you Aunt Carol – I love and miss you all dearly. Love and prayers being sent your way during this difficult time. Until we meet again Uncle Wally!

  • John and Mary Ralphs

    Wally will be missed by all. What a sweet spirit. We would ask him how he was doing and he would say, just scrumptious !!! Loved it. Love all if you.

  • Lorenzo and Kathleen Wright

    We love the Belnap family! We’ve been privileged to associate and love them for many years! Wally has left behind a wonderful legacy! He will be very missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and especially Carol! Love you all!

  • To Mr. Belnap’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss. It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from Jehovah God’s promises in the Bible. Revelation 21: 3, 4 and John 5: 28, 29 show that there will soon be a time when there will be no more sickness or death, and we can see the loved ones we have lost again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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