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Bruce Earl Belnap

Born: Thu., Jul. 23, 1925
Died: Thu., Feb. 20, 2014

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Bruce Earl Belnap

7/23/1925 ~ 2/20/2014

Bruce Earl Belnap passed away on February 20, 2014 in Orlando, FL. He was 88. He was born on July 23, 1925 in Ogden, Utah, and raised in Sparks, Nevada.

He is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 59 years, their 6 children, 27 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

After serving 3 years in the Navy in World War II, Bruce earned his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada. Bruce worked for General Electric for 36 years, first in Erie, Pennsylvania, then Schenectady, New York, and finally Pinellas Park, Florida.

Always involved in the Boy Scouts of America and an Eagle Scout as a youth, he served as the President of the West Central Florida Council and was instrumental in the development of the Sand Hill Boy Scout Camp in Hernando County.

Bruce was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he held leadership responsibilities including District President, Stake President and Regional Representative of the Quorum of the Twelve. He served a mission as a young man in the East Central States Mission from 1948-1951, and with his wife Phyllis, as part of a couple missionary companionship, he was called as the director of the Visitors' Center at the Washington, D.C. LDS Temple from 1989-1991. A treasured experience was service at Brigham Young University's Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies where he and Phyllis coordinated housing for the students studying at the Center. Later he served as the President of the Orlando, Florida LDS Temple from 2001-2004 where he continued to serve as a Sealer.

Utah services entrusted to Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary. 

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Lisa Haymore Clark
   Posted Mon February 24, 2014
Dear Belnap Family,
We express our sincere love and gratitude to your husband, father and grandfather. He baptized my mother and her family in Charleston, WV while serving his mission. (Audrey Rice, daughter of Cecil & Mabel Rice of Acme, WV).

I was lucky enough to contact him about 10 years ago and visit Bro. & Sis. Belnap in Orlando, at their home. He was so kind to bring out his mission journal and tell me stories of my grandparents, and relatives. As a follow up to my visit he mailed me pictures and journal pages that my family now treasures.

From his missionary service to my family, there are hundreds of active, endowed members of the church, enjoying the blessings of the gospel. We are forever grateful and indebted to Elder Bruce Belnap!

We love you.
Lisa Haymore Clark, in behalf of the Cecil & Mabel Rice Family
Highland, Utah

Jean Hicken Asay
   Posted Fri April 04, 2014
I was so privileged to know the Belnap family in New York and be a part of your lives and do some of your babysitting. I thought of all of you from time to time through the years and am saddened by Bruce's passing. Jean Asay

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